Packers vs. Buccaneers Odds: Latest NFC Championship Lines, Projections, More

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  • The NFC Championship Game is set! The Packers will host the Buccaneers this Sunday afternoon.
  • Find odds for this playoff matchup below, featuring the latest spread as well as our projections.

Packers vs. Buccaneers Odds

Packers Odds
-3.5
Buccaneers Odds
+3.5
Total
51.5
Time
3:05 p.m. ET
Day
Sunday
Odds as of Thursday afternoon and via DraftKings.

NFC Championship Projections

Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics who powers part of our NFL PRO Projections, has projected odds for the NFC title game.

  • Spread: Packers -2.5
  • Total: 53.5

Packers vs. Buccaneers Player Ratings

Koerner uses his player projections to calculate the most valuable players on each team based on their worth to the spread.

Most Valuable Packers Players
Worth
QB Aaron Rodgers
5.7
WR Davante Adams
1.12
CB Jaire Alexander
0.68
FS Adrian Amos
0.51
RB Aaron Jones
0.42

Most Valuable Bucs Players
Worth
QB Tom Brady
5.41
WR Chris Godwin
0.66
WR Mike Evans
0.59
WR Antonio Brown
0.54
LB Lavonte David
0.48

How Green Bay Reached the NFC Championship

  • Regular Season Record: 13-3
  • Wild Card Round: Bye
  • Divisional Round: Beat Rams, 32-18

There wasn’t a lot of hype around the Packers heading into the season. At 37 years old, how much was left in the tank for Aaron Rodgers? And why was the team trading up into the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft to select a quarterback? The answers are apparently “a lot” and “good question.”

Rodgers responded with an MVP-caliber season — he’s the betting favorite to win the award — and the Packers have the look of a Super Bowl team. — Tommy Stokke

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How Tampa Bay Reached the NFC Championship

  • Regular Season Record: 11-5
  • Wild Card Round: Beat Washington, 31-23
  • Divisional Round: Beat the Saints, 30-20

In case you missed it, Tom Brady is on the Bucs. He brought Rob Gronkowski and, eventually, Antonio Brown with him.

And with Brady comes postseason play.

The experiment with Brady has mostly worked, although there have been enough iffy moments for Monday-morning talk shows to propose a loser-leaves-town cage match between Brady and head coach Bruce Arians.

Still, Tampa Bay throws the ball more often than all but two teams in the NFL, so a playoff run rests on Brady’s right arm. If the Bucs’ defense can stay stingy — it ranks seventh in points allowed — the 43-year-old’s job gets a little easier. — Stokke

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