The Green Bay Packers (13-3) and Los Angeles Rams will go head to head in a divisional NFL playoff game on Saturday, 4:35 PM EST at Lambeau Field, Green Bay. The Rams had earlier snatched a win in the NFL Wild Card Round against the Seattle Seahawks (30 – 20), while a win for the Packers at the Lambeau Field sees them advance to the AFC title game.
The Green Bay Packers are the favorites in this fixture according to BetOnline, with money line odds of -303, and a spread of -6.5. While the Los Angeles Rams are underdogs with money line odds of +253 and a spread of +6.5. The odds are over and under 45.5 points are both pegged at -110.
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The Los Angeles Rams Trump the Seattle Seahawks
The Rams went on the road to Seattle and pulled an upset in a game against the Seahawks, making them the first underdog to win in this year’s playoffs. The 30 – 20 Sunday win against the Seahawks in the wild-card round had the Rams depending on their defense and the rookie running back Cam Akers. The Rams sacked the Seahawks quarterback Russell Carrington Wilson five times in the game for a 32 yards loss, with Jalen Ramsey silencing the Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, who caught 5 out of his 11 targets. In that game, Cam Akers had 131 rushing yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.
Against the Packers, the Rams will rely immensely on Ramsey’s ability to suppress the opponents’ key weapon downfield, Davante Adams.
The Rams might be without Aaron Donald in the game against the Packers, as he sustained a rib injury in their previous outing. The availability of John Wolford and Jared Goff is uncertain for the Saturday fixture. This is due to a neck injury suffered by Wolford against the Seahawks and a thumb injury in Goff’s throwing hand.
The Green Bay Packers are Energized from a Bye Week
The Packers come into this game with energized and fresh bodies, having just had a bye in the first round of the playoffs. And as such, the Packers are itching and ready to take on the Rams.
Their last game was against the Chicago Bears, with the Packers reigning supreme with a 35 – 16 road victory. Aaron Rodgers, who is the favorite to win the 2021 NFL MVP, demolished the Bears’ defense, passing for 240 yards, securing four touchdowns, and no interceptions on 19 of 24 completions. With Rodgers fit for this fixture, it is expected that he would bring terror to the Ram defense, alongside his very effective offensive line, who do an amazing job of protecting him. The Packers allowed only 21 sacks in the regular season, ranking as the second-fewest in the league. The Los Angeles Rams finished the regular season with a 10 – 6 record.
Davante Adams, who has clearly been the best receiver in the NFL of recent, will be going up against one of the best cornerbacks in the league, Jalen Ramsey, and has to outsmart him for his team to come out on top. The Green Bay Packers finished the regular season with a 13 – 3 record.
The Green Bay Packers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, while the under is 4-1 in the Rams’ last 5 games overall. The Packers finished fifth in total offense in the regular season, averaging 389 yards per game, and placed first in scoring with 31.8 points per game. The Rams’ top-ranked defense has been overwhelming, allowing only 281.9 yards per game in the regular season.