The wait is almost over, real NFL football and hunger by those wanting to make NFL picks and beat the betting odds has arrived. What a terrific opener to gorge ourselves on to start the season! Seattle is the odds on favorite at sportsbooks to repeat as Super Bowl champions, but like most champs, staying atop the mountain is much harder than making the climb. Here is a betting preview of this huge confrontation.
Green Bay Confident They Can Move Up
After their last preseason game coach Mike McCarthy said, “It’s a group that has gotten better each and every week. I really like the mix from an experience standpoint – the veterans and the young players.”
For the Packers to be a true contender, Aaron Rodgers has to stay healthy and hits on him have to be reduced. That means the offensive line has to be better in pass protection, which has not been their strong suit.
The addition of Eddie Lacy gives Green Bay a legitimate running game, which takes some of the pressure off of Rodgers and sets up potentially bigger plays in the passing game.