Public Bettors Backing Packers
Are public bettors backing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers or Matt Ryan and the Falcons ahead of today's NFC Championship Game?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Falcons are currently 6-point home favorites for today's NFC title matchup with the Packers. As for the total, the number hit the board at 59.5 but has been bet all the way up to 61.5 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
As for our headline question, pubic bettors are backing the underdog Packers for today's NFC Championship Game. According to our NFL Public Betting page, 63% of public bettors are backing Green Bay despite the myriad of injury issues impacting the Packers today. Not surprisingly, bettors are still backing Rodgers despite Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Morgan Burnett being banged up.
The road team is a perfect 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Packers are a near-perfect 4-1 at the betting window in their last five trips to Atlanta. The underdog, meanwhile, has cashed in eight of the last 10 meetings between these two teams, so on top of backing Rodgers as an underdog, public bettors might be siding with historical trends as well.