Green Bay Packers come form crushing the Giants in the Wild Card Week of NFL. They have been playing exclusively in a “must win” mode since the end of November, which is one of the consequences when you don’t have an ideal start. However things be turned around like they did, big time, pulling seven straight victories.
Back at home, the Dallas Cowboys have won seven straight games and they are nothing less but the ones who will be looking to squash The Packers winning streak and end their season. Let’s see where both teams stand in terms of stats and betting odds for these NFL games and see whose winning streak will end.
The Cowboys are 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in their last four games in the divisional round.
The Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games in the playoffs as road underdogs.
The Packers are 7-2 SU in their last nine games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
Leading the Pack on their epic stretch run has been, big shock, Aaron Rodgers. Over his last eight games, he’s gone off for 22 TDs and ZERO INTs, with five games of 300 or more yards. He also has a nice stat line in six career divisional round games — 12 TDs, three picks. This includes a win over Dallas in the divisional round two years ago when he threw for 316 yards and three TDs. It looks extremely likely, however, that he’ll be without his top target, Jordy Nelson, who fractured his ribs vs the Giants.
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Dallas’ greatest strength is clearly its running game, which was on full display in its Week 6 win in Green Bay. Ezekiel Elliott went off for 157 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. It was clearly an off-day for the Packers, as Green Bay was actually one of eight teams in the NFL to allow less than 94 rushing yards per game. The Packers D has gone four straight games without allowing 100 rushing yards and if they can limit Elliott’s production, they’ll be in an excellent position to win.
Slowing the Dallas run would force Dak Prescott to throw more and this is where it gets interesting. There were just four games this season where Prescott had a QB rating below 100. In each of those games he had 36 or more pass attempts and Dallas went on to lose two of the games. Dallas won each of the games where Prescott had a QB rating above 100, but the QB averaged 10 fewer pass attempts in those games. So in other words, Dallas isn’t at its best when Prescott is forced to throw.
If you’re still on the fence, there’s an interesting historic trend that might push you toward the Cowboys. Since 1983, these teams have played 13 times in Dallas. Green Bay went just 2-11 SU in those games, and covered the spread just three times.
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Green Bay Packers in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 51. NFL winning streak will come to an end for some teams but can be extended for sharp bettors. Sign up now at WagerWeb.ag