Eli Manning and the New York Giants’ stingy defense will look to find a way to neutralize Aaron Rodgers and the red-hot Green Bay Packers when the two Super Bowl 51 hopefuls square off on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field in their NFC wild-card showdown on Sunday.
The G-Men are currently 3.5-point underdogs for their wild card clash which gets underway at 4:40 PM ET while airing live on FOX. Now, let’s find out where the value in this matchup lies.
New York Giants Vs Green Bay Packers Wild Card Spread & ATS Pick
What: NY Giants (11-5) at Green Bay Packers (10-6)
When: Sunday, January 8, 2016
Start Time: 4:40 PM ET
Where: Green Bay, WI
Stadium: Lambeau Field
Spread: Green Bay -3.5
Moneyline: NY Giants +175 at Green Bay -215
Game Total: 44.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: NY Giants vs Green Bay
Why Bet The New York Giants To Beat The Packers
The Green Bay Packers (10-6 SU, 9-6 ATS) did just what Aaron Rodgers said they would seven weeks ago – run the table by winning their final six games to reach the playoffs.
The Packers pounded the division rival Detroit Lions 31-24 on Sunday in a contest that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score indicates to both, win the NFC North and get a home wild card date.
The Packers have scored 30 points or more in four straight games and finished the regular season ranked eighth in total offense and a stellar fourth in scoring (27.0 ppg). Green Bay was mostly mediocre on the defensive side of the ball and finished the regular season ranked 22nd in total defense, and 21st in points allowed (24.2 ppg).
Despite their winning ways, the Packers hit the postseason having allowed at least 24 points in each of their last three games, including two matchups against the offensively-challenged Bears and Vikings.
Why Bet The Green Bay Packers To Beat The Bills
Eli Manning and the Giants (11-5 SU, 9-6 ATS) won three of their final four regular season contests including their statement-making 19-10 win over Washington on Sunday and have the look of a team that is quite dangerous if you ask me.
While the Giants were mediocre across the board in ranking 25th in total offense and an uninspiring 26th in scoring, New York’s defense was rock-solid in ranking 10th overall and stupendous in finishing second in points allowed (17.8 ppg). While the G-Men ranked 23rd against the pass, you’d never know it seeing them play these days.
Giants Vs Packers ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Maybe it’s me, but I’m thinking if there’s one team that I don’t want to face in the NFC playoffs, it’s the unpredictable Giants.
The Packers have gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games and 4-1 ATS in their last five playoff games, but Manning and the Giants have posted an insane 9-0 ATS mark over their last nine playoff road games while going 4-0 ATS in their last four playoff games overall. The G-Men are also 5-1 ATS in their last six games in the month of January and a bankroll-boosting 8-3-1 ATS in their last dozen games overall. 53 percent of public bettors like the G-Men to cover the wild card betting line and so do I!