Packers at Cardinals - 1/16/16 NFL Divisional Round Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Green Bay Packers (11-6) at Arizona Cardinals (13-3)
NFL Football: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm (University of Phoenix Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -7 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals meet Saturday night in a divisional round playoff game at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Green Bay Packers hope to reach back-to-back conference championships for the first time since the 90s. Aaron Rodgers is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Rodgers has four touchdown passes in his last three games. James Jones and Davante Adams have combined for 129 receiving yards and one touchdown while Randall Cobb has three receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 141 yards per contest, and Eddie Lacy leads the way with 63 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 18 points and 354 yards per game. Morgan Burnett leads the Packers with 13 tackles, Nick Perry has two sacks and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has two pass deflections. David Bakhtiari, Sam Shields and Davante Adams are questionable.
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The Arizona Cardinals hope to reach their first conference championship since the 2008 season. Carson Palmer is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 4,671 yards, 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Palmer has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown have combined for 2,218 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Michael Floyd has 52 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 119.8 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 581 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 19.6 points and 321.7 yards per game. Deone Bucannon leads the Cardinals with 112 tackles, Dwight Freeney has eight sacks and Rashad Johnson has five interceptions. Josh Mauro and Markus Golden are questionable.
The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on grass. The Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on grass and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
I've been saying that the Cardinals are going to win the Super Bowl for about two months now. While I still think Arizona is the best team in the country, I still find it tough to lay a touchdown with Rodgers and company. The Packers seem to have their confidence back after crushing the Redskins for three quarters last Sunday. That's scary. While I still think the Cardinals win this game, the value is on the Packers with a free touchdown.