Supporting the team: your ultimate guide to betting on the Packers this winter

Let’s be honest, betting on the Packers can be lots of fun. With the most wins out of any team in the NFL, and the second-highest win/loss record in the league, supporting the Green Bay Packers is going to be a lot less headache-inducing than other teams. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be watching Packers games on the edge of your seat. It also doesn’t mean that you won’t be spending a ton of time choosing the right bets to place.

You can think of this as the ultimate guide to betting on the Packers this winter or Packers futures any season of the year. There’s a lot of information to cover here, so we’re just going to jump right in.


Choosing the right betting platform for the Packers

If you want to bet on the Packers this winter, then you’re going to need to start with a decent online betting platform. This will be where you place your bets.

The choice of betting platform is essential to your gambling. Not only will the betting platform determine which bets you can place but it will also impact how much cash you can possibly win.

There are a few things that you will need to think about when choosing the right betting platform for gambling on the Packers this winter. We’ll go through the most important aspects. We’ll also let you know the main websites we gamble on when we are having a punt on one of the most successful teams in NFL history.


Read reviews

Gamblers generally know what they are talking about. If they recommend a particular online gambling platform, then you can bet your bottom dollar that it is a good platform. This is why we absolutely love to share our recommendations for the top betting platforms in the US for the NFL. It saves time for new punters.


Check the betting options

The NFL is the most popular sport in the US. As a result, all the top online sportsbooks will likely have tons and tons of bets available for the Packers. Still, it is wise to have a look what is available. Most people who bet on the Packers probably won’t be making moneyline bets – they’ll be making props, futures, point spreads etc. Make sure that your selected online sportsbook offers as many options as possible.


What are the betting promotions like?

Have a good look at the betting promotions at your selected online sportsbook. Betting promotions are not the be all and end all of choosing a great website for betting on your beloved Packers, but the extra incentives help.

We love websites that have boosted odds, free promo codes and bonuses on the NFL.


Is there live betting?

As football can sometimes be a very slow-paced game, live betting works better than with most other sports. It is also makes it much more exciting. Football is incredibly tactical, and experienced gamblers should easily be able to form an overview of the action on the field. They can then translate this knowledge into making sensible bets.

Whenever you gamble on the Packers' games, you could also dabble in a bit of live betting (including some of our bets before the game). Live betting not only lets you put your knowledge of football to use but it also lets you hedge some of your bets that could end up losing.


Is the site licensed?

Always make sure that your chosen website is licensed. If it isn’t, give it a wide berth – the chances are high that you’ll end up getting scammed. All licensed online sportsbooks will clearly display their site licenses proudly on every page of their site. Well, we say proudly, but it is actually a legal requirement. Look at the bottom of any page of the online sportsbook and you should see a licensing number. If it doesn’t exist, don’t gamble there.


What are the betting odds like?

For many games, the Packers are going to be the clear favorites. This is fantastic for supporters of the team but not so much for gamblers. When a team is a clear favorite, it means that a bet on them will pay out a little less. This is why a lot of people will actually not bet on the moneyline (betting on the winner of the game), but the prop bets instead. More on that soon, though.

All you really need to know right now is that you want the betting odds to be as good as possible. You want to compare websites to see which platform offers the best payout should you win. If you’re gambling regularly, then you may need to register for multiple betting platforms to ensure that you always have the best odds at your disposal. No single sportsbook will ever consistently have the best betting odds for you.


Our recommendations for the best online betting platforms for the Packers

As we said, nobody really wants to spend hours and hours finding an online sportsbook to bet on the Packers. They want to spend more time researching their bets, and more time actually watching the games. So, we figured we would make things a little bit easier for you. Here is a list of the top sportsbooks for betting on the Green Bay Packers' upcoming games this winter.

  • DraftKings – competitive betting odds and one of the best welcome bonuses.
  • Caesars Sportsbook – great for live gambling, and a fantastic mobile betting experience.
  • FanDuel – offers good promotions on parlays, plus plenty of awesome betting options.
  • Unibet – offers regular promotions on football, including betting on the Packers.

Choosing the right bet

By now you should have, hopefully, chosen the right online sportsbook to gamble at. If you have, great! We now have one more thing that we want to cover – helping you to choose the right bet.

We are under the assumption that you already have knowledge about how betting odds work. Our goal isn’t to explain to you the ins and outs of everything that you need to know about betting on the Packers – our goal is to just give you some handy advice that should help you to win more cash when you gamble.


Choose the right bet

If you are new to gambling, we suggest that you stick to the moneyline. It is the type of bet that will pay the least if you are successful, but will also carry the least risk (particularly if you are betting on the highly successful Packers). Moneylines are not something regular gamblers touch, due to the low payout rates, but they are a great place to get started when gambling. They will help you get familiar with the ins and outs of understanding betting odds, research, how sites function etc.

Once you have a more solid understanding of how betting works, you may want to dabble in the following bets. They come with higher payouts, but also more risk:

  • Point spreads: you’ll be betting on the difference in points between the two teams.
  • Props: you’ll be betting on events in the game that may not necessarily impact the outcome, for example, passing yards, who scores the first touchdown etc.
  • Handicap bets: the underdog team starts with a point advantage. You’re betting on whether they can hold on to this point advantage, or whether the favorite (usually the Packers) can overcome it.

As you get more experienced, you may even want to start looking into parlays, where you can combine multiple bets into a single bet. The payouts are higher, but the risk is also higher (most regular gamblers don’t touch parlays).


Hedge your bets with live betting

Most people place their bets before a Packers game, but it is still worth keeping an eye on live betting options. Try as you might, you won’t always make the right picks. Live betting will help you to hedge your bets a little bit (ie reduce your betting losses).


Research, research and more research

Research is always at the heart of any bet that you place. Before you place a bet, always look at the following:

  • The historical scores between the two teams.
  • Whether any major players are injured.
  • Whether the news indicates morale problems within a team.
  • Whether the team typically performs better home or away.

Basically, the more information you have at your disposal, the more informed your Packers bets can end up being. This means that you have the potential to win more cash.

You can never have too much information when placing a bet. So, read the news, read game stats, read forums, read Reddit etc.


Do not gamble what you can’t afford to lose

This should go without saying, but unfortunately, many people don’t think about this. However, as safe as it can be to bet on the Packers, you should remember that they sometimes do lose. Even when they are the favorites, they can lose. Every single bet that you place should be with the expectation that you will lose that bet. So, only ever gamble what you can afford to lose.


If you lose, analyze where you went wrong

When you do have those inevitable losses, it is important to analyze where you went wrong. This should reduce similar mistakes in the future.


Enjoying the game

All that is left now is for you to enjoy the game. Support your team! Let betting sweeten things a little bit for you. But even if you lose your bets, at least you’re going to be enjoying watching the fantastic Green Bay Packers!


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barutanseijin's picture

December 07, 2023 at 05:59 am

My gambling rule #1: Never, as in N E V E R, bet on your favorite team or even its rivals (Bears, Vikings & Loins in this case). You will lack the objectivity to make wise bets and your emotions will lure you into foolish propositions. Again, never bet on your team.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

December 07, 2023 at 08:10 am

Do yourself a favor and invest your money instead.

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