Their odds to win the Super Bowl have dropped to 12.5 to 1 and they are the favorites to win the NFC North. The Packers open up in NFL preseason betting as they host the Cleveland Browns on August 14th.
NFL preseason odds will favor the Packers in their preseason opener against the Browns. Green Bay is going to be favored a lot in 2010. They are -130 to win the NFC North, ahead of Minnesota, Chicago and Detroit. The Packers could be favored in NFL preseason odds in all four of their games. They will definitely be favored at home against Cleveland and Indianapolis and they could be favored at Seattle and Kansas City. One of the best matchups in the preseason is likely to be the game at home against Indianapolis in Week 3 that can be seen on ESPN.
A lot of respect is being given to the Packers in NFL preseason betting. Green Bay was second in the NFC North last season behind the Vikings but they are being picked ahead of Minnesota this season. The Packers couldn’t stop Arizona last year in the playoffs and their defense still has question marks.
There is no doubting the Green Bay offense. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a superb season and he has some excellent receivers in Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. The Packers were third in the league in points per game and sixth in total yards. The Green Bay defense had solid numbers overall but in the playoffs they showed some of their weaknesses. The Packers finished the second best in total yards allowed but they were 7th in points allowed. One problem for Green Bay is putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Kurt Warner carved them up last season in the playoffs and in the NFC North, defensive pressure is a concern for Green Bay since they will likely face Brett Favre again, plus they will have to deal with Jay Cutler of the Bears and an improving Matthew Stafford of the Lions.
The Packers are a popular pick among gamblers to have a great 2010 season. They could end up being overvalued in NFL preseason odds because of their public appeal so keep that in mind as you consider betting Green Bay games this season.