3 Buccaneers-Packers Prop Bets for Potential Bad Weather in Green Bay
The Green Bay Packers (14-3) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) meet in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 24. The Packers are a 3.5-point favorite over the Bucs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook . Kickoff is at 3:05 p.m. ET on FOX. Totals bettors will note the over/under is 51.5 points.
If you’re looking to get a little more creative with your wagering this weekend, there are a ton of available prop bets on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The weather in Green Bay could really impact this game, as snow showers are possible with freezing temperatures in the 20’s and winds up to 10 MPH.
If you’re counting on bad weather at Lambeau, these three prop bets could offer some interesting value.
1. Anytime Touchdown Scorer: Ronald Jones (+220)
Both teams may have to lean on their running backs more than usual if conditions are poor. Bucs RB Ronald Jones scored twice against the Packers in a 38-10 Tampa Bay win in October. He carried a season high 23 times, and had 113 rushing yards. He’s looking good off his quad issue that slowed him a bit last week with 13 rushes for 63 yards. The Packers run defense can be a sore spot the Bucs can exploit again, as Green Bay allowed 4.6 yards per rush and ranked 21st DVOA rush defense.
2. Rob Gronkowski Receiving Yards: UNDER 27.5 (-112)
This was a good prop bet that hit last week. Gronkowski had 1 catch for 14 yards against the Saints. Tom Brady tried to target him more, but without success. Gronk was held without a catch the prior week in the playoff win at Washington. Expecting another non-productive performance for Gronkowski against the Packers, especially if Brady’s passing volume is low.
3. Aaron Rodgers Passing Yards: UNDER 283.5 (-112)
The Buccaneers have won six straight games and now play their fifth road game in their last six contests. This will be by far the toughest challenge. Tampa Bay’s defense is very good, and is the only team that ranks top 5 in both run and pass DVOA. Rodgers torched a Rams’ pass D last week that is also very good, but he wasn’t dealing with the kind of weather conditions he’ll be facing in the NFC Championship.
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