Aaron Rodgers and the streaking Green Bay Packers will give it all they’ve got in an effort to pull off the upset against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when the two Super Bowl hopefuls square off in their NFC divisional round matchup on Sunday.
2 years ago Packers beat Cowboys in Lambeau cuz Dez didn't catch it. They'll meet in Dallas Sunday cuz Cobb did catch it & Aaron threw it
— trey wingo (@wingoz) January 9, 2017
The Cowboys are four-point home favorites when this contest goes down at ‘Jerry’s World’ at in Arlington, Texas at 4:40 PM ET while airing live on FOX. Now, let’s find out where the value in this highly-anticipated matchup lies.
Green Bay Packers Vs Dallas Cowboys Spread & ATS Pick
What: Green Bay Packers (10-6) at Dallas Cowboys (13-3)
When: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Start Time: 4:40 PM ET
Where: Arlington, TX
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Spread: Cowboys -3.5
Moneyline: Green Bay +165 vs Dallas -195
Game Total: 51.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Green Bay vs Dallas
Why Bet The Green Bay Packers to Beat the Cowboys
Here’s a great reason to back Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (11-6 SU, 10-6-1 ATS) in this contest and it’s because Green Bay is on fire right now!
The Packers have now won seven straight games and got a fantastic performance out of Rodgers in their 38-13 wild card blowout win over the Giants on Sunday as the former league MVP completed 25 of 40 passes for 362 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Wide receiver DeVante Adams caught eight passes for 125 yards and one touchdown while veteran wideout Randall Cobb added five catches for 116 yards and three scores.
Over Green Bay’s past seven games, Rodgers has thrown an insane 22 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. The Packers have scored at lest 30 points in each of their last five games and rank fourth in scoring (27.0 ppg), but just 21st in points allowed (24.2 ppg).
Why Bet The Dallas Cowboys to Beat the Packers
The Cowboys (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS) lost their meaningless regular season finale against Philly as they rested their starters for the most part, but hit the postseason having won eight of their previous nine games while topping the 30-point plateau four times along the way.
Dallas closed out the regular season ranked fifth in total offense (376.7 ypg), second in rushing (149.8 ypg) and fifth in scoring (26.3 ppg) while also ranking a fantastic first against the run defensively (83.5 ypg) and fifth in points allowed (19.1 ppg).
Gifted rookie quarterback Dak Prescott was downright phenomenal in passing for 3,667 yards while completing an insane 67.8 percent of his passes with 23 TD passes and was quite efficient in tossing just four interceptions.
Fellow rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a league-high 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns while averaging a stellar 5.1 yards per carry.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
65 percent of the betting public likes the Green Bay Packers to cover the spread as 4-point road dogs and so do I, even though I’m going to urge you to back the Boys to get the outright win at home to advance in a contest that looks like a classic field goal finish to me.
While Dallas laid an emphatic 30-16 beatdown on the Boys in Week 6, on the road no less, this time around the Packers keep it much closer while pushing the Cowboys really hard for the outright win.
Green Bay has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four playoff games, 6-1 ATS in their L/7 playoff road games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.
While Dallas has gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games, the Cowboys are also just1-4 ATS in their L/5 games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
The Cowboys win a thriller, but the Packers cover!