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How the public is betting the Rams vs. Packers in the Divisional round

We break down the betting splits for the Rams and Packers matchup in the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

Unreasonable Odds: Los Angeles (N) at Green Bay

UPDATE: As of noon ET on game day, 89% of the point spread handle is on the Packers, 53% of the point total handle is on the over, and 84% of the moneyline handle is on the Packers to win.

To kick off the Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs, we have the No. 6 seed Los Angeles Rams taking on the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. ET.

Last weekend, the Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-20 in the Wild Card round. Los Angeles leaned on their defense, which forced two turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown. And offensively, it was the Cam Akers’ show as the rookie running back had 176 total yards on 30 touches and a touchdown.

As for the Packers, they had a first-round bye after finishing the regular season with a record of 13-3. Green Bay won six-straight games to end the season by an average of 16 points. The Packers are hoping that Aaron Rodgers, who is playing at an MVP level, can get them back to the NFC title game and one step closer to the Super Bowl.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

The Green Bay Packers are favored by 6.5 points heading into Saturday’s AFC Divisional round matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The public is placing 83% of bets and 90% of the handle on the Packers to cover.

Is the public right?

It’s not a surprise to see the public go with Packers, who have won their last six games by an average of 16 points. But at the same time, Green Bay has a record of 4-2 against the spread over those six games. Those two ATS losses happened against the Panthers (-9.5) and Lions (-9). Meanwhile, the Rams are 3-2 ATS in their last five games, which includes one win last week an underdog. Los Angeles should be able to keep it close with their defense, but can their offense move the ball with a banged up Cooper Kupp?

Over/Under

The over/under for this Divisional playoff game is set at 45.5. 72% of sports bettors are taking the over with 57% of the handle. The under is seeing 28% of bets and 43% of the handle.

Is the public right?

In the last three games, the Packers are averaging 33 points per game, while the Rams are averaging 19 points per game. Defensively, over that same span of time, both teams are giving up 15 points per game. When you see those stats, it makes you lean towards the under. But we’ve seen this Green Bay offense get on a roll and look unstoppable, especially during the second half of the season. However, with the Rams’ defense having Donald along with that secondary, it should stay under the 45.5.

Moneyline

As of Friday morning, the Packers moneyline is set at -315, with the Rams at +270. The Packers are seeing 81% of the moneyline bets for this contest with 83% of the handle. Conversely, the Rams are seeing 19% of bets for 17% of the handle.

Is the public right?

Yes, the public is correct here. The Packers have been one of the best teams in the NFL and that should continue on Saturday. As previously mentioned, the Rams’ defense should be able to keep it close. But Rodgers and Co. is better than the Rams’ offense that might be without Cooper Kupp.

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