Football betting favors Arizona on Sunday as they host the Green Bay Packers in what could be a playoff preview.
There is a very good chance these two teams will meet again next football betting week in one of the Wild Card games. That could mean that both of these teams play their starters sparingly in this NFL betting contest.
Football betting has Arizona as a 3-point favorite with a total of 43.5. Both coaches are saying that they will approach this game the same way but that is simply not a reality. Two years ago when Green Bay had clinched the #2 seed in the playoffs, head coach Mike McCarthy said they would treat their regular season finale as a normal game but they ended up sitting six starters. They also took out more starters at the half.
Technically, Green Bay and Arizona could be playing for a better seed in the playoffs but the football betting situations are not that important. The Cardinals could move up to a #3 seed while the Packers could fall to the #6 seed but those seeds are really not that important in football betting. “I don’t know if there’s going to be any clear-cut indication of what’s going to happen until possibly right before the game,” Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt said, “We’ll go ahead and plan and prepare like we’re playing Green Bay (this week) for a game of significance. If that changes, at least we’ve gotten a good week of preparation in because there is a chance we could play a Saturday (playoff) game).” Whisenhunt has already said that being a #3 or #4 seed makes no difference to him.
This could be a football betting game full of running even though both teams love to throw the ball. Neither team will want to show anything, especially if they are going to play again next week in football betting.
Green Bay has been superb lately in football betting. The Packers are 6-0-1 in NFL betting in their last 7 games overall. They have also been excellent on the road getting points in NFL betting. The Packers are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games as a road underdog in football betting. Arizona has been a good team at home as they are 4-1 vs. the football betting odds in their last 5 home games.
13 of the last 20 Green Bay road games have gone over in NFL betting but five of the last seven Arizona home games have gone under the football betting total.