Last Updated on January 11, 2021
NFC Divisional Round Game
Los Angeles Rams (10-6, 4-4 Away) vs. Green Bay Packers (13-3, 7-1 Home)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021
Time: 4:35 p.m. EST
Venue: Lambeau Field — Green Bay, WI
Rams – Packers Spread 2021 Playoffs
The Green Bay Packers are opening as sizable favorites against the Los Angeles Rams this week in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. DraftKings Sportsbook has Green Bay at -6.5 on the spread line and -315 on the moneyline. They should be well-rested after securing the one bye in the NFC.
Aaron Rodgers is likely going to win his third MVP and join Johnny Unitas, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, and Tom Brady as the only players in NFL history to do so. The Packers led the NFL in scoring (31.8 points per game) during the regular season and Rodgers was the biggest reason for that success.
NFC Divisional Round opening lines via @SuperBookSports:
Rams at Packers -7, 46.5
Buccaneers at Saints -4, 49.5
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) January 11, 2021
Of course, it helps that he has top-tier weapons like Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, Robert Tonyan, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The Packers are in the conversation for the best offense in football.
Meanwhile, the Rams are entering the week with some serious momentum after upsetting the Seattle Seahawks during Wild Card Weekend. The Rams quarterbacks are banged up right now, but they are still finding ways to win. Jared Goff is dealing with a thumb injury and John Wolford’s status is uncertain after he left Saturday’s game with a neck injury.
But even with all the injury woes for Los Angeles, they are still going to have a puncher’s chance against Green Bay. They have an elite defense that is led by the best defensive player in the world, Aaron Donald. If Donald and the Rams can put pressure on Rodgers, they might be able to slow that potent Packers offense down.
OPENING LINE: The Packers are -7 against the Rams…
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— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) January 11, 2021
This is one of those rare matchups where we see the best offense against the top defense in the league. The old adage goes, “defense win championships” but this is a different era of football.
Both these teams have legitimate Super Bowl hopes at this point. Can the Rams cover that 6.5-point line or will the Packers roll to the NFC Championship game?