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Packers vs. Buccaneers odds, line: NFL picks, 2021 NFC Championship Game predictions by top expert who’s 42-11

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The Green Bay Packers will try to continue their home domination when they take on the red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Since 2014, the Packers (14-3) have gone 46-13-1 on their home field, including 4-0 in the NFL Playoffs. They were 7-1 at Lambeau Field this season. The Buccaneers (13-5), meanwhile, are 8-2 on the road this season, including 2-0 during the playoffs.

Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. ET. The Packers are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Packers vs. Buccaneers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 52.5, continuing to rise ahead of kickoff. Before making any Buccaneers vs. Packers picks, make sure you see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s R.J. White, given the success he’s had picking Green Bay games. 

CBS Sports’ Fantasy and gambling editor, White is currently SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert, entering Championship Weekend on an 80-56 run on all NFL picks, returning over $1700 during that span. Furthermore, he’s had his finger on the pulse of the Packers, also entering this matchup on a sizzling 42-11 run on spread picks involving Green Bay, returning $2,952.

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It’s no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

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Now, White has set his sights on Packers vs. Bucs. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and trends for Bucs vs. Packers:

  • Packers vs. Buccaneers spread: Packers -3.5
  • Packers vs. Buccaneers over-under: 52.5 points
  • Packers vs. Buccaneers money line: Buccaneers +155, Packers -175
  • TB: Has won a team-record seven straight road games
  • GB: Is making its fourth NFC Championship Game appearance since 2014

Latest Odds:

Green Bay Packers
-3.5

Why the Packers can cover

Wide receiver Davante Adams continues to chew up opposing secondaries, leading the league with 18 touchdown receptions, tied for third-most in a single season in NFL history despite missing two games. Adams tied for second in receptions with 115 and tied for fifth in receiving yards (1,374). He became the fourth wide receiver with 110 or more receptions and 15 or more receiving TDs in a single season, joining Cris Carter, Randy Moss and Jerry Rice.

Adams has five receiving touchdowns in four career postseason home games and is looking for his fifth home playoff game in a row with a touchdown catch.

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Also playing well is wide receiver Allen Lazard, who led the Packers with 96 receiving yards and a touchdown in last week’s NFC divisional round win over the Rams. He had six explosive plays of 20 yards or more during the regular season and converted 23 first downs.

Why the Buccaneers can cover

Tampa Bay is powered by future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady. In his first season with the Buccaneers, Brady set a franchise-record and ranked second in the league with 40 touchdown passes and was third in passing yards (4,633). Against New Orleans in the Divisional Round, he generated three touchdowns with no interceptions. In two career starts against the Packers, Brady has six touchdowns and no interceptions for 116.3 rating. 

One of Brady’s favorite targets this season has been wide receiver Mike Evans, who ranked fourth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 13. He had 1,006 receiving yards and was the first player in league history with 1,000-plus receiving yards in his first seven seasons. Since 2014, Evans is third in the NFL with 61 touchdowns, behind only teammate Antonio Brown (64) and Green Bay’s Davante Adams (62).

How to make Packers vs. Buccaneers picks

White has analyzed this matchup, and while he’s leaning over on the total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing it here

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So who wins Buccaneers vs. Packers in the NFL Playoffs 2021? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Buccaneers vs. Packers spread you need to jump on Sunday, all from the expert who’s 42-11 on picks against the spread involving Green Bay.


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