2021 Green Bay Packers Betting Preview: Odds, Lines, & Predictions
2021 Green Bay Packers Betting Preview
Packers fans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief: Aaron Rodgers is back this year. Some reports hinted that Rodgers might retire, and some sportsbooks were beginning to look into odds on it. If both sides can remain amicable, then perhaps Rodgers can finish his career in Green Bay. He proved last year that he still has a lot of great football left to be played, and advances in medicine, performance training, and much more have allowed quarterbacks to play longer than ever.
Expect the Packers to have a year very similar to last year with the potential at a Super Bowl run. Green Bay returned all of its primary offensive weapons and added a center in the draft, and secured some depth to its secondary as well. Despite the Packers’ tough schedule, they should still win 12 or 13 games.
2020 Green Bay Packers Team Stats
- Points For: 509
- Points Against: 369
- Passing Yards Per Game: 262
- Rushing Yards Per Game: 131.8
- Passing Yards Allowed Per Game: 220.1
- Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game: 109.8
Key Offseason Transactions
No one expected the Packers to be able to re-sign Aaron Jones, yet here we are. Keeping Jones enables the Packers to bring back an offensive core with arguably the best wide receiver and quarterback, as well as an elite running back.
Other key moves for the Packers include tendering Robert Tonyan, drafting an immediate starting center in Josh Myers and Eric Stokes to beef up their secondary, and Amari Rodgers to give Aaron (no relation) another weapon. Additionally, Rodgers forced the Packers’ hand in a trade to bring back veteran receiver Randall Cobb.
- Tendered: Robert Tonyan
- Drafted: Eric Stokes, Josh Myers, Amari Rodgers
- Signed/Re-Signed: Aaron Jones, Kevin King, Marcedes Lewis
- Traded For: Randall Cobb
- PUP/Injuries: David Bakhtiari, Aaron Jones, Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary
2020 Green Bay Packers Betting Stats
ATS +/-: +3.1
Total +/-: +4.4
2021 Green Bay Packers Betting Outlook
Green Bay is “all systems go” for another NFC North run. The return of Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones ensures the dominance of the Packers’ offense for another year. If Rodgers plays even remotely similar to how he did in last year’s MVP campaign, then the Packers aren’t too far behind the Bucs in a Super Bowl outlook.
The Packers also added players who can help immediately by drafting Amari Rodgers, Josh Myers, and Eric Stokes. By returning the majority of their players, they are further developing chemistry on offense and defense. Assuming that elite left tackle David Bakhtiari can get healthy, the Packers’ offense should be nearly copy and paste in terms of performance.
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Odds
Green Bay has an opportunity to make a Super Bowl run this year. While Rodgers’ play will be vital to the Packers’ chance, it will likely be the supporting cast that makes the difference between a year like last year and a Super Bowl win. The return of Randall Cobb, re-signing of Aaron Jones, and solid draft picks in this year’s draft should provide plenty of depth offensively and defensively. I like the Packers as Super Bowl champs, especially at +1200. It is tough to repeat championships in the NFL, which is no different for the Bucs. They will have a target on their head all year. After a few weeks, I can see the Packers’ odds skyrocketing.
Green Bay Packers Playoff Odds
As always, there are two ways for the Green Bay Packers to make the NFL Playoffs. Either they can win their division, or they can secure a wild card spot. The Detroit Lions are a non-issue. They may not even win one single game. As for the other two teams, the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings, they do not have the firepower to keep up with the Packers. The Vikings pack a potent offense, but if their defense even remotely resembles last year’s, then it won’t be close. Chicago has a strong defense but lacks identity on offense. If Justin Fields gets to play, they have a better chance of being a solid team, but their receiving core and running backs are still weak.
Green Bay Packers Win Total Odds
I would like these odds if there were only 16 games, but with 17 games, I like it even more. Rodgers is returning to the Packers for another year, and they will want to do everything in their power to keep him happy. Meanwhile, they were able to re-sign star running back Aaron Jones and make some solid draft picks. To be fair, the Packers’ non-division schedule is relatively tough. Regardless, I think they may drop a game to the Vikings but should win the rest of their division games, which includes two against the Bears, Vikings, and Lions. Green Bay should beat the Bengals, Saints, 49ers, Football Team, Steelers, Cardinals, and Seahawks. I would project roughly 12 or 13 wins for the Packers.
Packers Players Futures Odds
Last year, Aaron Rodgers played about as well as I have ever seen a quarterback play short of a few Peyton Manning years and Rodgers’ other MVP year in 2011. Despite being 37 years old, Rodgers looks as great as ever, and the key to another year like this is his offensive line. All of Rodgers’ primary offensive weapons are returning, and as long as he is protected, there’s no reason he can’t throw for just shy of 50 touchdowns and 4,500 yards.
It’s a great time to be a sports fan in Wisconsin. After the Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA championship, there’s no doubt that the Packers will be looking to ride that momentum into the fall and winter. While Green Bay does not have as seemingly perfect of a roster as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it still has strong chemistry offensively and a slightly deeper secondary. They kept who they needed to for the most part in free agency and should secure their division once again. After a solid off-season, expect the Packers to even potentially make a Super Bowl run behind Rodgers and their elite offensive core.
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