Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on January 14, 2016 in

If you’re fired up about this weekend’s NFC divisional showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals and you’re looking to gather as much pertinent betting information as possible, then you’re in luck thanks to the bettor-friendly management at Sportsbook!

You see, thanks to this expert betting preview on Saturday’s huge matchup, you’re going to be well-armed with some professional knowledge tat could help you strike pay dirt big this coming weekend. Okay, with the two NFC Super Bowl hopefuls set to square off on Saturday at 8:15 PM ET, live from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, let’s take a look at the NFL game odds and other info heading to this game.

Cardinals vs. Packers NFC Divisional Playoff Odds & TV Info

Green Bay vs. Arizona
When: 8:15 PM ET, Saturday, January 16, 2016
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
NFL Odds: Arizona -7
Over/Under: 50

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 7.5-point home favorites after opening at 7.5 against the visiting Packers. The game’s total is sitting at the same 50 points it opened at.

Why Bet The Green Bay Packers Odds at +7

The Green Bay Packers (11-6 SU, 10-7 ATS) suffered offensively this season, more than they ever have with incomparable quarterback Aaron Rodgers under center. The Packers ranked just 23rd in total offense (344.6 ypg), a dismal 25th in passing (218.9 ypg), 12th in rushing (115.6 ypg) and an uninspiring 15th in scoring (23.0 ppg).

On the other side of the ball, Green Bay was a lot better in ranking 15th overall defense (346.7 ypg), sixth against the passing (227.6 ypg), 21st against the run (119.1 ypg), and 12th in points allowed (20.2 ppg).

The Packers also struggled wildly down the stretch run of the regular season by losing six of their final nine games. The good news is that the Packers looked like their old selves in their emphatic 35-18 beat-down over Washington in their wild card win last weekend while easily cashing in as a 2-point road dog just as I predicted.

Now, take a look at some of the Packers key ATS trends coming into this contest.

• Packers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff road games.
• Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
• Packers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 playoff games.
• Packers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
• Packers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.

Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals Odds at -7

The Arizona Cardinals (13-3 SU, 9-7 ATS) had the league’s best offense this season as they finished first inside the top 10 in all four major statistical categories, including first in total offense (408.3 ypg), second in passing (288.5 ypg), eighth in rushing (119.8 ypg) and second in scoring (30.6 ppg).

Defensively, the Cardinals also ranked inside the top 10 in all four major defensive statistical categories, including fifth in total defense (321.7 ypg), eighth against the pass (230.4 ypg), sixth against the run (91.2 ypg) and seventh in points allowed (19.6 ppg). The Cards are also playing solid football, even though they had their impressive nine-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 36-6 loss to Seattle in their regular season finale.

Cardinals vs Packers 2015 NFL Divisional Round

Now, let’s take a look at Arizona’s key ATS trends.

• Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home.
• Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff home games.
• Cardinals are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following an ATS loss.
• Cardinals are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games.
• Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 playoff games.
• Cardinals are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 vs. NFC.
• Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in January.
• Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.

If you plan on wagering on this NFC divisional clash, you should know the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last half-dozen meetings while the Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Arizona. 57 percent of the betting public likes the Packers to cover the spread while a whopping 67 percent like the Over 50 Total points. Last but not least, no one should forget about Arizona’s 38-8 absolute beatdown of Green Bay in Week 16 as a 6-point road favorite no less.