The NFL Playoff odds aren’t always accurate, but pregame assumptions and historical data matter, and are a reliable indicator of how a given postseason game is most likely to ensue.
The Green Bay Packers are favored to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and move on to Super Bowl 55 to take on the winner of the AFC Championship Game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Although the George Halas Trophy is predicted to be rewarded to the Packers by the top Super Bowl betting sites, Tampa Bay is scorching hot after their Divisional Round victory over the second-seeded New Orleans Saints.
The Buccaneers were 3-point dogs in that game and ended up covering the spread by 13, winning by a score of 30-20.
Bovada has offered the following line for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. These NFL Playoff odds convert to an implied Packers win by a score of 27-24.
The team that is favored in this game is also the team that will be favored in the betting odds to reach Super Bowl 55, so everything is on the line when these two veteran-laden franchises attempt to etch their name in the NFL history books on Sunday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5) @ Green Bay Packers (1)
- Spread: Buccaneers +3.5, Packers -3.5
- Money Line: Tampa +155, Green Bay -175
- O/U: 51.0
- Sunday at 3:05 pm on CBS
If the game line is too risky following last weekend’s results, perhaps the following prop bet for the NFC Championship may interest you. This proposition asks bettors to wager on whether any of the players on the following list will score a touchdown during Sunday’s game.
NFC Championship: Anytime Touchdown Scorer
- Davante Adams (GB) -175
- Aaron Jones (GB) -130
- Mike Evans (TB) +135
- Leonard Fournette (TB) +140
- Robert Tonyan (GB) +140
- Chris Godwin (TB) +150
- Ronald Jones II (TB) +190
- Allen Lazard (GB) +210
- Antonio Brown (TB) +220
- Rob Gronkowski (TB) +220
- Jamaal Williams (GB) +250
- Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB) +250
- AJ Dillon (GB) +300
- Aaron Rodgers (GB) +350
- Cameron Brate (TB) +400
- Scotty Miller (TB) +450
- Tom Brady (TB) +450
- Tyler Johnson (TB) +500
- Marcedes Lewis (GB) +650
- Jace Sternberger (GB) +850
- LeSean McCoy (TB) +1500
- Tanner Hudson (TB) +2000
Any of the above players must be active for the game in order for the wager to receive action. If the competitor is out for any reason, the bet will be canceled and refunded.
The above prop bet does not include passing touchdowns, as those are rewarded to the receiver and not the passer. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers feature money line odds that will payout in excess of 3.5x the amount risked, and they could be a decent bet considering their likelihood of a one-yard plunge for 6 points.
Regardless of how bettors intend to lay action on these Conference Championship Weekend odds between the top two teams in the NFC, be sure to do so before the end of the game, because after that, it’s going to be all Super Bowl, all the time until the morning of February 8th.
Source: Sports Illustrated