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Why I like the Packers ATS vs. Rams in the Divisional Round

We break down the best picks against the spread for each matchup in the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers rolls out to look for a receiver against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on January 03, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 35-16.
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The Green Bay Packers secured a bye in the first round of the playoffs by finishing as the top team in the NFC and will host the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round this weekend. The game is set to kick off at 4:35 p.m. on Saturday and the visiting team could be at a major disadvantage at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay is -305 on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook while Los Angeles is +260. These odds make sense when you consider the injuries the Rams are dealing with on offense. I like the Packers’ odds of covering the spread against the underdogs.

ATS Pick: Packers -6.5

The Packers have won by seven points or more in six straight games and won their home games by an average of nearly 13 points. While Green Bay’s defense is suspect — especially against running backs — at times. the Rams are hardly willing to throw the ball while Jared Goff is dealing with a finger injury and John Wolford is recovering from the neck injury he suffered in the Wild Card Round. The Rams will be very dependent on rookie running back Cam Akers on the ground on offense and it’ll be tough to keep up with the most explosive scoring team from the regular season with one option.

Aaron Rodgers has had a clean pocket for most of the year and LA’s defensive anchor Aaron Donald is dealing with a rib cartilage injury and might not be 100 percent. If Rodgers has time he can pick apart any defense. Even one with a secondary led by Jalen Ramsey. Rodgers and Davante Adams were one of the most successful QB-WR duos in the NFL this season and will need

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