2011 Green Bay Packers Predictions & Odds To Win The Super Bowl
2011 Green Bay Packers Predictions
Odds to win the Super Bowl: 7-1
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Can the Green Bay Packers Repeat – and Break the Bank While Doing So?
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green bay Packers will look to pull off the rare feat of winning consecutive Super Bowls when they take the field for the 2011 NFL campaign but what NFL gamblers everywhere need to know is whether or not the Packers will break the bank in doing so.
This mini-preview on the Packers upcoming 2011 campaign and their betting possibilities will help avid NFL gridiron gamblers everywhere (10-6 SU, 9-7 ATS, 6-10 O/U) as they try to get a handle on the Packers.
The Packers won 10 games and finished with a solid 9-7 ATS mark that included five road ATS wins and I believe NFL bettors can almost certainly expect the Pack to do so again with a road schedule in 2011 that doesn’t look that daunting, particularly outside the division, (San Diego, New York Giants, Oakland, Denver) if you ask me.
I think the Packers could be better in 2011 if for no other reason than the fact that they likely won’t have to battle as many injuries as they did during their injury-plagued 2010 campaign.
Green Bay battled multiple injuries to many of their key players including two concussions to Rodgers, but somehow managed to finish with a 10-6 record in the regular season and 4-2 mark in the NFC North.
The Packers finished ninth in total offense and fifth in passing, but finished just 24th in rushing. Luckily, the Packers found their new starting running back late in the regular season in surprising second-year back James Starks.
The overpowering rookie became a focal point of the Packers’ offense on multiple occasions in the postseason.
Another thing I think NFL gamblers can bank on concerning the Packers in 2011 is the fact that their strong defense will help them to play Under the Over/Under Total more often than not.
Green Bay ranked second in the league in points allowed (15.0) per game to finish with 10 Under outcomes during the regular season and I believe more of the same is in store for 2011.
Defensively, Green Bay finished fifth in total yards and passing yards despite finishing 18th against the run.
With linebackers Clay Matthews and A.J. Hawk, space-eating defensive tackle B.J. Raji and the Packers stellar defensive backfield, led by Hall of Famer Charles Woodson, I am full expecting Green Bay’s defense to be above average at the least.
NFL gamblers should know that the Packers’ injuries likely caused them to get off to a uninspiring 2-4 ATS starts after a half-dozen games before they picked up the pace to go 7-3 ATS over their last 10 regular season games.
Rodgers helped the Packers cash in against the spread in all four of the Packers’ postseason games, including twice as a road underdog.
Outlook: If they can keep Rodgers upright and in good health – while not losing any other significant starters, I think it’s quite possible the Packers can surpass last season’s 10-win total by at least two games.
I’m going to pencil in the defending champs for 12 wins right now and another winning 9-7 ATS mark that looks even better when you consider the fact that they won’t be getting a lot of favorable odds.
The fact of the matter is that the Green Bay Packers are just too talented to not succeed in 2011. Equaling their success of last season will take a big effort, but clearly, a repeat performance is not out of the question for the still-loaded Green Bay Packers. -By Eric Williams
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