Packers vs 49ers NFL Picks (NFC Championship Game)
NFL Picks on this Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
The 49ers are a -7.5 point favorite with the over/under going from 45 to currently at 46.5 total points. The betting public has 55 percent of their money on San Francisco as home favorites. These two teams last played each other in Week 12 where the 49ers demolished the Packers 37-8. In that game, Aaron Rodgers went 20 of 33 completions for only 104 total yards while being sacked 5 times for a loss of 38 yards.
The Packers come into this game 14-3 overall and one win away from playing in the Super Bowl. They managed to take down the Seahawks 28-23 last weekend at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers went for 16 of 27 completions for 243 total yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Aaron Jones had 21 carries for 62 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. The real story of this game was wide receiver Devante Adams with 8 catches for 160 total yards and 2 touchdowns. The challenge in this game will be to keep Rodgers upright to put Devante Adams in a position to have another huge game in the air, but they’ll be going against this top rated 49ers pass rush. Green Bay is putting up an average of 23.8 points per game, while defensively giving up an average of 19.8 points per game. The Packers will need to really step up the pass rush and put Jimmy G on the ground if they want any shot in winning this game outright. Green Bay is 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games and the total has gone under in 4 of the Packers last 5 games.
The 49ers also come into this game 14-3 overall, just needing to beat the Packers to make it to Miami for the Super Bowl. Their defense last weekend was able to sack Kirk Cousins 6 times and hold the Vikings offense to just 10 points to take home the 27-10 victory. They also held one of the top running backs in the league, Dalvin Cook to just 18 rushing yards on 9 carries. The 49ers are ranked 2nd in the league on offense, scoring 29.8 points per game and on defense they’re ranked 4th only giving up an average 18.8 points per game. San Francisco is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games and the total has gone over in 7 of the 49ers last 10 games against the Packers.The Niners’ defensive line is superior to the Packers’ banged up offensive line, and they are built similar to the Vikings, just with a more powerful run blocking attack.
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