|NFC Championship: Giants Win in Upset, Cover Packers Point Spread Recap|
|Written by TheSpread|
|Sunday, 20 January 2008 17:13|
Giants Win, Cover Spread
The New York Giants had just enough scoring power to win the 2008 NFC Championship game over the Green Bay Packers. However, they had a commanding league over the point spread for most of the game. More than 60% of sports bettors felt Green Bay would have enough offensive production to cover the -7.5 point spread set by oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog despite the brutal cold at Lambeau. But in the end, Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers were straight up and point spread losers in their final game of the season.
TheSpread.com's NFL Public Betting information showed that 62% of more than 128,000 point bettors though that Green Bay would win this game by 7.5 points or more over the Giants. The frigid Wisconsin weather certainly played a role in the Packers inability to cover the spread in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
The Packers loss is their takes them to 14-4 straight up this season, failing to cover this game puts them at 13-4-1 against the spread on the 2007-2008 season. The New York Giants will advance to Super Bowl XLII with a 13-6 overall record with Sunday's win and will improve to 13-6 against the spread.
Sunday's 2008 NFC Championship Game went over the total number of points set by Bodog oddsmakers. The over/under odds closed at 41 total points, the final score of the game was New York Giants 23 Green Bay Packers 20.
New York will head to warmer conditions to play in Super Bowl XLII February 3, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants will meet the New England Patriots who are 18-0 straight up and 10-8 ats this season. They advanced the Super Bowl by beating the San Diego Chargers 21-12 in the AFC Championship Game.
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