- The Green Bay Packers have -110 odds to cover a 6.5-point spread over the Cleveland Browns.
- The Indianapolis Colts are 4-point underdogs to the Arizona Cardinals.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Although Christmas Day belongs to the NBA in terms of holiday sports, for the second consecutive year, there will be NFL Football on Christmas Day in doubleheader fashion.
The first game will be the Green Bay Packers as they take on the Cleveland Browns. That will be followed by the Arizona Cardinals going up against the Indianapolis Colts.
Green Bay Packers VS. Cleveland Browns
Green Bay Packers VS. Cleveland Browns Odds
- Moneyline: Packers (-275) vs. Browns (+220)
- Spread: Packers -6.5
- Total: 45 Points
To open up the NFL Christmas lines, legal online sportsbooks have the Packers listed as a 6.5-point favorite over the Cleveland Browns. This is a great opportunity to get in on the Packers to cover the spread early before the line shifts.
The Browns have been a hot zone for COVID-19 as of late as they currently have 22 players on the COVID-19/Reserved list. With so many players out with COVID, it caused the league to postpone their Week 15 game from Saturday to Monday.
The Browns will be going into their Christmas game off of a short four-day week and not all of their players are coming off of the COVID list, especially if they are not vaccinated. That said, the Packers should have a field day against the Browns.
Arizona Cardinals Vs. Indianapolis Colts
Arizona Cardinals Vs. Indianapolis Colts Odds
- Moneyline: Cardinals (-190) vs. Colts (+160)
- Spread: Colts +4
- Total: 49 Points
Capping off the two-game Christmas slate will be the Arizona Cardinals as they host the Indianapolis Colts. Even though NFL odds are leaning in the Cardinals’ direction, the Colts’ odds offer tremendous value.
The Cardinals have been dealing with a plethora of injuries as of late with DeAndre Hopkins now out for the year, Robert Alford dealing with a pectoral issue, James Conner with his ankle, and many more. With that, the Colts could look to take advantage of those injuries and turn them into a win.
Also, Jonathan Taylor has been single-handedly winning games for the Colts. In the Colts’ last 10 games, they have gone 7-3. In all seven of those wins, Taylor has rushed for Over 100 yards and at least one touchdown.
The Cardinals run defense has struggled this season allowing opposing running back to go for 111.8 yards each week. They have also allowed for 75+ yards to opposing running backs in their last two games.
With there being no real answer to Jonathan Taylor, and the Cardinals hurting right now, the Colts’ odds to win could be a profitable bet to make. $100 on the Colts could profit $160 if taken sooner rather than later.
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Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.