NFC Championship Betting: The Packers Are Going To The Super Bowl
On the eve of the NFL Conference Championship games, bettors are showing more support for the Green Bay Packers. At leading online sportsbooks FanDuel, Draftkings and William Hill, more than 75% of the spread money is on the Packers.
I provided betting and market data in an updated at TheLines, along with added conference championship games insight and information you can bet on.
More coverage with odds and sportsbook insight in my update at Forbes.
Are fans engaged and interested in betting on the biggest games?
“I think the NFC championship could be the highest-volume non-Super Bowl game ever,” Las Vegas SuperBook’s John Murray said. “It’s Brady versus Rodgers at Lambeau Field. You couldn’t ask for a bigger game. It will be a massive handle through the roof.”
In my Game Day Odds piece at Offshore Gaming, more prop plays and information was provided by William Hill.
“We took a couple big bets on the Packers, so we’re pretty high on them right now,” Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US, said in an email.
More public bettors cashed in on the Packers in last week’s 32-18 divisional round win over the Rams. The sportsbooks will take another hit if Green Bay wins by at least 4-points. I’m calling it closer to 10, despite my support of underdogs throughout the season and especially teams with top defenses as ‘Dog.
Many sportsbooks have more liability on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl. The Bucs were a popular futures play in the offseason upon acquiring six-time Super Bowl champion QB Tom Brady. Is this Brady’s last run at a Super Bowl? I thought it was two years ago, but the 43-year-old quarterback out-played those odds again this season.
The Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs are liabilities in the Super Bowl futures market for the Big Game on Feb. 7.
I outlined my position on the Packers in many of my conference championship updates, and we’re joining the #GoPackGo chants on Sunday.
You can bet on it.