The Green Bay Packers are slight favorites to win UNDER 10.5 regular season games in 2017 at -125. Winning OVER 10.5 regular season games would pay around EVEN odds.
In the past five years, the Packers have amassed the league’s 4th best record and gone to two conference championships. Undoubtedly impressive accomplishments, but one has to wonder if it is enough, considering they have the best QB in the NFL. They have gone 12-4, 10-6, and 10-6 over the past three years, which is virtually identical to the Seahawks records of 12-4, 10-6, and 10-5-1 over the same span. And yet there seems to be a sense that Green Bay is on the rise while Seattle is declining.
Green Bay played like a 9-7 team last year and ended up with a 10-6 record. And even with all my pontificating about how Rodgers’ might be slowing down, they still have probably the best QB in the league. For the season to go off the rails, there would have to be a significant number of injuries and an incredible improvement from the rest of the teams in the division. I see the Packers going 12-4.
- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com