The NBC executives must have thought they scored a winner with this Week 9 Sunday Night NFL betting odds matchup.
The Dallas Cowboys, the self proclaimed “America’s Team” coming off a 12-4 season with the roster intact and gunning to become the first team in history to play in a Super Bowl in their own city.
The Green Bay Packers entered the season with every reason to believe they’d win the NFC North and their high flying offense would lead them deep into the playoffs.
Both of these teams were leading NFC contenders for a Super Bowl bid and then the season started.
The two teams have been beset with injuries and poor execution and have just 6 wins between them. The Packers (5-3) are in far better shape than the ‘Boys (1-6) but neither has come close to living up to their promise.
Kickoff for this Sunday night matchup is set for 8:30 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Packers as a 8-point favorite with an over/under total at 45.5.
Green Bay, if it can get healthy and find a running game, it’s got a chance of winning a playoff game. The NFC North is so rotten this season it’s hard to imagine any other team winning the division, handing the Pack the title almost by default.
In fairness to the Packers the team has been decimated by injuries to its starters on offense including RB Ryan Grant, TE JerMichael Findley and backup TE Derick Martin. Without a running threat the Green Bay passing game and QB Aaron Rogers have failed to live up to its potential.
If the Cowboys had the talent on defense they could exploit this weakness, but they don’t. So they won’t and they’ll likely give up a heap of points to the Packers. Dallas has one of the worst defenses in the league and is giving up 26.7 points per game.
Green Bay will be looking to head into their Bye Week (Week 10) with a win and try and heal up a bit. Dallas shouldn’t present much of a challenge and the Packers should win this sports betting sleeper without much problem.