Packers Opening 2014 Win Total and NFC North Odds

Jonathan Daniel

Bovada has set the Packers' opening 2014 win total and placed them as favorites to win the NFC North.

Whether or not you wager on sports, the opening season win totals and divisional odds are a big deal for accessing the upcoming season. Las Vegas isn't perfect, but its betting lines have proven a valuable resource for preseason prognostication.

So for fans of the green and gold it comes as good news that Bovada has set the Packers' opening 2014 regular season win total at 10.5 and installed them as 4/5 favorites to win the NFC North.

For context, Bovada opened both the Bears and Lions at 8.5 wins while the Vikings trail the division at 6. Similarly, Chicago is the closest to Green Bay in divisional odds (11/4) followed by the Lions (17/4) and Vikings (12/1).

One factor these odds fail to account for is injury. While no team goes through a season unscathed, no NFC North franchise has endured more losses to injury than the Packers. Should they experience another harrowing campaign like 2013, it's not difficult to see one of the other teams displacing them atop the division.

But that's merely conjecture at this point. Right now, the Packers are healthy and the favorites to win the NFC North.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as a contributor to TonySoftli.com and The Football Educator. His work has previously appeared on Hook’em Headlines, Beats Per Minute, and Lombardi Ave.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker