Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers – Sunday, Jan. 11
Current BAS’ Line: Packers -5 1/2 and the total is sitting at 52
A trip to the NFC title game is on the line this Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field when the Dallas Cowboys butt heads with the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. BetAnySports has opened Green Bay as a 6.5-point home favorite and the total line has been set at 53.
Dallas is riding a straight-up five-game winning streak into this matchup, but it did fail to cover as a six-point home favorite in a controversial 24-20 victory against Detroit in the Wild Card Round. The yellow flags consistently went the Cowboys’ way whether they were being thrown or picked-up, but you still have to credit Tony Romo for coming-up with a couple of clutch plays when his team needed them the most.
Romo completed just three passes to Terrance Williams against the Lions, but two of them went for scores to help seal the win. DeMarco Murray was pretty much held in check for most of the game, but he still managed to gain 75 yards on 18 carries. Also credit the Cowboys’ defense for keeping Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson out of the end zone in Sunday’s win.
Green Bay enjoyed the week off after beating Detroit 30-20 as eight-point home favorites in the final week of the regular season to lock-up the NFC North title and the No. 2 seed in the conference. The Packers went 7-1 SU down the stretch with a 5-3 record ATS. The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing 46.5-point line against Detroit after staying UNDER in four of their previous five outings.
There has been quite a bit of talk about Romo’s chances to win this season’s MVP award, but the leading candidate plays the same position in Green Bay. As Aaron Rodgers goes so goes the Packers’ offense and coming into this matchup this unit is ranked sixth in the NFL in total yards per game (386.1) and first in scoring with an average of 30.4 points.
There has to be some concern with the Cowboys after posting a less than stellar effort at home against a team they should have easily rolled over. All the calls went their way in Sunday’s game and they still needed some late-game heroics to get the win. This Sunday is going to be a whole other story on the road as the Packers roll in this one to cover BetAnySports’ 5.5-point betting odds.