Player Prop Bets for Rams vs. Packers – NFL Divisional Round, January 16, 2021

| January 13, 2021 8:31 am PDT

Another round of NFL player prop bets comes at bettors this weekend, with the 2021 NFL Divisional Round firing off.

The action gets started on Saturday when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers host Jalen Ramsey and the Los Angeles Rams.

The 13-3 Packers won the NFC’s top seed and embarked on a journey they hope leads to a trip to Super Bowl 55. L.A. is severely banged up after a 10-6 season, but they handled the Seahawks in round one and will look to continue their playoff run.

Los Angeles boasts the top scoring defense in football, and something has to break this week when the Rams battle the league’s best offense.

You can bet on this game in a lot of different ways, with this Rams vs. Packers betting preview offering some guidance. NFL player props are another avenue for bettors, and I have your back in that regard.

With that, let’s dive into this game with a look at my favorite Rams vs. Packers NFL player props for the 2021 NFL Divisional Round.

Aaron Rodgers Over 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-189)

This is a tough one, seeing as the Rams ranked #1 against the pass right now and allowed 17 passing scores all season.

That, and if you bet against Rodgers tossing his 49th and 50th score through the air this year, you’re getting a cool +150 price tag at some NFL betting sites.

Still, Rodgers has been lights out in a year where he feels like a virtual lock to win the NFL MVP award.

He put up a career-high 48 passing scores against just five picks, and Green Bay’s balanced and efficient offense should allow for him to do further damage.

I don’t think Rodgers shreds the Rams, but he’s efficient, and nobody is better than Green Bay in the red-zone. I think he clears this total, so I don’t mind eating a little money to get a winning bet.

Cam Akers Over 70.5 Rushing Yards (-111)

The Rams probably can’t win this game unless Cam Akers plays well. I have them as one of my few 2021 Divisional Round upset picks this week, so you can safely assume the direction this is headed.

It’s not that I have it out for the Packers. It’s just that the Rams are better than anyone seems to want to admit. Akers is a big reason why, and he showed that with a huge outing in his first-ever postseason outing.

Akers is capable of leading the entire league in rushing this week, so clearing 70.5 yards feels like nothing. True, Green Bay’s defense has been better down the stretch, but their run defense has historically been their Achilles heel on that side of the ball.

If the Rams are to win or even hang tight here, Akers needs to be successful. That means a lot of opportunities to put his explosive ability in space to good use. Win or lose, Akers clearing 70.5 rushing yards feels like one of the best Rams vs. Packers prop bets to target.

Aaron Rodgers Under 261.5 Passing Yards (-128)

Rodgers isn’t a pedestrian talent through the air, as he put up over 4,200 passing yards during the regular season, and his scoring ways have been well documented.

But again, he has about as tough of a matchup on his hands as he can get, and he’ll be outside in the elements.

Rodgers should be efficient enough to get you the scores you need, but I don’t necessarily envision a monster yardage day. He’s capable of that, but the Rams rank #1 against the pass in terms of yardage allowed on the year, and Rodgers has failed to clear this exact total in each of his last three games.

Why? Because the Packers are playing efficient, balanced football. Rodgers will take his shots down the field, but the combination of style of play and matchup suggests Green Bay will simply use their star quarterback as needed rather than force things.

Davante Adams Under 76.5 Receiving Yards (-110)

If I’m not high on Aaron Rodgers airing it out this week, it’s safe to say I tend to doubt Davante Adams goes off, either.

He’s facing Jalen Ramsey, after all.

Ramsey is a trash talker, but he’s also an elite talent that can stifle even the best wide receivers.

It is quite arguable Adams has proven to be the top receiver in the league at this point, but it’s worth noting that he got held (somewhat) in check-in two meetings with Chicago’s Kyle Fuller.

That was one of his tougher matchups, and he couldn’t clear 61 receiving yards either time. He also was held in check against a good Buccaneers defense (61 receiving yards) and a Panthers defense that did better against the pass than anything else (42 yards).

This isn’t suggesting Adams was only as good as his matchup, but the tougher the matchup, the harder it is for him to crush. Factor in everything about the L.A. defense and the fact that this game is played outside, and I’m hammering the Under here.

Summary

I don’t want to mess with Ram’s player props too much here, as their quarterbacks are not 100%, and Cooper Kupp is also banged up.

The main reason I like the Rams this week is due to an elite defense and a very good running game. If Jared Goff and Kupp chip something positive in, they look like an even better bet.

But going with those guys in props just doesn’t make sense, as it’s impossible to know what to expect. That could create interest in betting on guys like Malcolm Brown, Tyler Higbee, and Robert Woods in some capacity, but I’ll stick with the Rams vs. Packers player props above.

If you’re ready to place some bets on this game – props or otherwise – hit up the best NFL betting websites.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

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