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How the public is betting the Bucs vs. Packers in the NFC Championship Game at midweek

We break down the mid-week betting splits for Bucs vs. Packers in the 2021 NFC Championship Game.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The NFC Championship game matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers is set for Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET and two of the games best quarterbacks — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers — are set to battle it out for a Super Bowl spot. This could be a close game, and the public is split on which side will come out on top.

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 Packers are favored by 3.5 points and command 71 percent of the handle with 72 percent of the total bets on point spread wagers.

Is the public right?

While Tampa Bay blew Green Bay out during the regular season, playing the Packers at Lambeau is different. The home team’s healthy receiving corps and home-field advantage should give it an edge over the visitors. Green Bay has only lost one home game all year and has won by an average of nearly 15 points per game since its last loss.


The point total is installed at 51. The public has placed 73 percent of the handle and 75 percent of the total bets on the over.

Is the public right?

This matchup totaled 49 points earlier this season when Green Bay was a complete dud, and it's unlikely that its explosive offense will be that underwhelming again. Tampa Bay’s defensive line is capable of stifling the ground game, and the team with the most passing touchdowns in the NFL can take advantage of its edge through the air.


The Packers are favored at -175 on the Moneyline while the Bucs are +150. Sports bettors have placed 60 percent of the handle and 54 percent of the total bets on Green Bay.

Is the public right?

Green Bay has looked like one of the more consistent teams in the league in recent weeks and has rattled off seven wins in a row while winning by double-digits in five of those games. Tampa Bay had tough run-ins with the Atlanta Falcons twice in the final three weeks of the regular season and the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card Round. The Packers have been dominant so betting on them where they’ve been at their best makes sense.

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