2015 Green Bay Packers Predictions
In the NFC North, no team is expected to even compete with the Green Bay Packers. However, that may change, as Jordy Nelson may have torn his ACL, which would mean he’d be out for the season. When you consider Nelson had 98 receptions for 1519 yards and 13 TD’s – it’s easy to see how losing him is huge.
2014 Record: 12-4
Packers Odds to Win the NFC North Division: -300
Packers Odds to Win the NFC Conference: +320
Packers Odds to Win the 2016 Super Bowl: +500
Some books have taken down the Packers futures odds, while others have simply adjusted the lines.
We’re still waiting on whether Nelson will be out for the season. If he’s out for the year – the Packers betting lines are going to drift out considerably, so if you’re thinking about betting on GB, wait until we learn more about Nelson.
Green Bay had a relatively quiet off-season, but that’s nothing new in Wisconsin.
The Packers had a decent draft, but they didn’t bring in any notable signings during the off-season, plus they lost some veterans in Brad Jones, A.J. Hawk, Davon House and Tramon Williams, which will definitely hurt the defense.
If Nelson is out, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams are bound to pick up a lot of the slack. However, Adams only had 38 receptions last season and no one knows if he can step up and fill the WR #2 role on the Packers.
I also expect rookie Ty Montgomery to get some playing time if Nelson is indeed out.
Aaron Rodgers is arguably the best QB in the NFL in 2015 and he can turn average WR’s into studs, but he’ll have his hands full this season. Plus, the pressure will be squarely on Rodgers, as the Packers need him to make a playoff run.
Packers Betting Outlook
Green Bay had a slightly above average defense last season. They allowed 21.8 PPG (13th) and 346.4 YPG (15th), but it will be a tougher season, as the Packers are going to be relying on some inexperienced young players.
The Packers had the #1 scoring offense last season (30.4 PPG), but I expect that number to regress.
Eddie Lacy is likely to get more work if Nelson is out on the ground and I don’t expect the Packers to be as explosive in the air. Nelson and Cobb provided match-ups problems, but with one out, the other will be double teamed.
You can now bet on the Packers regular season win total at O/U 11 games.
Personally, I believe the Packers will win under 11 games, but I’m betting on under 11.5 wins (-145) with a bit of extra juice. The Lions, Vikings and Bears should all provide plenty of competition within the NFC North.
Green Bay is still likely to win the division, but it’s going to be a lot closer with Nelson out.
Packers 2015 Predictions
The Packers don’t have that tough of a schedule. They open up the season at Soldiers Field and then head home to play the Seahawks, but the schedule lightens up a bit until a showdown with the Broncos on November 1st 2015.
There’s no way I’m betting on the Packers to win the NFC North at -300 odds, but if the odds drop to under -200 before the start of the season, I’d definitely be a lot more interested in betting the Packers to win the division.
Another big injury on offense could derail the Packers entire season, but at the moment, they’re still the best in the NFC North. Just the futures odds on the Packers are terrible and don’t present any value.
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