Football odds excitement is high for this matchup as it features two top contenders that have what it takes to make a run all the way to the Super Bowl with the odds NFL.
The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the NFC wild card playoffs with a telecast on FOX set for 4:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Philadelphia as a 2.5 point favorite and with a total of 46.
Green Bay has a record of 10-6 straight up and 9-7 with the NFL odds as they went under the total 10 times. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers has done a remarkable job in forming a championship defense with the Packers as they ranked 5th overall in the NFL and an even better 2nd for points allowed. The defense was considered to be the weakness of the team just 2 years ago but those days are long gone.
The big problem on the Pack is the running game as they were never able to compensate for the loss of Ryan Grant in the backfield and ranked just 24th in the NFL for rushing. This put more of a burden on quarterback Aaron Rodgers who finished with a 101.2 QB rating and a 28/11 TD/INT ratio. Greg Jennings was Rodgers top receiver with 1265 yards, a 16.6 yards per catch average, and 12 TD’s.
Philadelphia has a record of 10-6 straight up and 7-9 with the NFL lines as they went over the total 10 times. Offense and quarterback Michael Vick is what makes the Eagles go. Philly finished 3rd in the NFL for points scored as Vick had a 100.2 QB rating with a 21/6 TD/INT ratio as he passed for 3018 yards and rushed for 676 more.
LeSean McCoy is another asset with the wild card weekend odds as he ran for 1080 yards with a 5.2 yards per carry average and 7 TD’s. DeSean Jackson had 1056 yards receiving and a phenomenal 22.5 yards per catch average with 6 TD’s.
Defense is the big concern for the Eagles as they ranked 21st for points allowed. There is also doubt amongst handicappers as to whether Vick can be an asset with the football odds in cold weather.