Football odds on the Green Bay Packers had the team going 6-10 straight up and 8-8 against the spread in 2008.
It was a very disappointing season for Green Bay considering they went 13-3 the previous season and reached the NFC Championship game. The Packers should be vastly improved this season and could be a team to watch in football odds.
Football odds at the sportsbook could be popular on Green Bay considering the Packers have a strong offense led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, running back Ryan Grant and receiver Greg Jennings. Rodgers threw for over 4,000 yards and 28 touchdowns, with only 13 interceptions a year ago. The Packers were 5th in the league in points scored a year ago as football odds stats show and they look just as strong this season.
Defensively the Packers were not very good as they were 22nd in the league in points allowed as football odds numbers indicated. They are going to the 3-4 defense this year under Dom Capers and that should suit draft picks B.J. Raji and Brian Cushing just fine. Helping out the secondary is also a key for Green Bay as they gave up too many big plays. The 3-4 defense should also help the run defense which was simply awful in 2008. Picking up safety Anthony Smith should definitely help. The Packers have the talent with A.J. Hawk and Aaron Kampman to make big improvements in 2009.
Green Bay has the third easiest schedule in the league in 2009 as football odds information shows. They also play in the NFC North which is competitive but not overwhelming and that helps their chances.
Green Bay easily could have been in the playoffs last year. That might sound strange considering they went 6-10 but if you look at their losses you will understand why. Sports betting information shows that of the Packers ten losses last season, seven of them came when they gave up fourth quarter leads. If there is ever a team that is poised for a turnaround it is the Green Bay Packers in 2009 football odds. If Capers does what he normally does with a defense (turns it around quickly) then Green Bay could be very good versus the sports betting odds in 2009.
Green Bay has some nice value in Super Bowl odds as they are 35-1 at the sportsbook.