Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers are meeting in the marquee game of the season. One of the stronger betting opportunities for bettors exist on the NBC Sunday Night Football odds.
The betting line has the point spread posted as Green Bay -2.5 -115 and 46.5. This is a big change on both the side and total which opened as a pick and 43. As is generally the case, the public betting trends favor the favorite Packers by a 72-28 margin, though the over only by 59 percent which is below the median majority for NFL and all sports overs for that matter.
In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better numbers belong to Green Bay by 1.1. Insofar as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the advantage is for Green Bay by 1.6. According to yards per point, the not wasteful offense is Packers by .8.Defensively the more miserly team based on yards per rush is Denver by a spectacular 1.7.
The more exceptional defense based on the stipulation of passing yards per completion also the Broncos and again by a commanding edge of 2.6. The yards per point statistic used by the best sports handicappers says the better defense is Packers forcing 4.6 more. Turnover rate makes it a complete dead heat.
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Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better. It is used by bettors and handicapper such as pro gambler Billy Walters
Spread trends (all records against the spread): Green Bay 6-1 off win, 4-0 road, 6-1 all, 10-2 bye, 23-8 off spread loss, 23-9 to teams with a winning record, 42-18 grass. Denver 14-6 off bye, 23-11 on grass.
Over/under angles: Denver over 6-1 after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, over 13-4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, but over 32-12 to teams with a winning record, over 41-16 after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.