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NFC Wild Card Odds: Packers vs. Cardinals

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Jan/09/2010

NFC Wild Card odds for the Packers vs. Cardinals had Green Bay as a -1 favorite at SBG Global.  If you happen to like Green Bay, jump on this line now and lock it in since some books have already moved to -2.  We could even see a -2 ½ when all is said and done.  This game goes off Sunday, 4:40 pm Eastern - Fox

The Arizona Cardinals are the defending NFC champs and playing at home but they are not favored on Sunday in their NFC Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers.  The Packers routed the Cardinals 33-7 last week to end the regular season and now everyone is on the Green Bay bandwagon for the rematch on Sunday.

Green Bay may have routed Arizona last week but they did so against a Cardinal team that rested a lot of players. "We stuck with our plan, what we intended to do," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "That's difficult, especially when the score got the way it did. Hopefully, that will help us this week. Ultimately, that's what the most important thing is."  The Packers played their starters for most of the game and their head coach, Mike McCarthy defended his strategy. "I'm not going to stand here and act like I have all the answers," McCarthy said. "But I have the pulse of my football team. Our football team needed to stay on course. ... I thought it was important to take this last opportunity to make sure that we were playing the best we possibly could coming out of the regular NFL Betting season."

Arizona is dealing with injuries to some important players in this game.  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin has a sprained left ankle and if he plays at all he won't be at full strength.  Defensive end Calais Campbell has a broken left thumb and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has a bruised left kneecap but both are expected to play.  Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson has a shoulder strain but he is expected to play.

The matchup on Sunday should be high scoring considering both teams have explosive offenses. The Packers are led by Aaron Rodgers who was fourth in the league in passing with 4,434 yards.  On the other side the Cardinals have Kurt Warner who threw for 3,758 yards this season.  Warner is 8-3 in the postseason in his career.

Some NFC Wild Card odds trends for the Packers vs. Cardinals that should be considered before betting on this game include:  The Packers are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 road games. The Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7  NFL Betting playoff games and they are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Wildcard games. The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff games. The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings against Arizona.

The Over is 22-9-1 in the Packers last 32 vs. the NFC. The Under is 6-1 in the Cardinals last 7 games overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Cardinals last 5 playoff games.

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