The Green Bay Packers needed to win the last game of the season against the Chicago Bears to make the playoffs. The Packers needed a last minute miracle to win that game and with that victory they assured themselves that they would have one home game as they will host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card weekend. The 49ers could not overcome the Seahawks for the NFC West title, but they enter the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the post season.
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened with a Pick ‘em as both the Packers and the 49ers are evenly matched. However, the sports betting public believed that the 49ers are the superior team and over 68 percent of the early wagers are on the 49ers. This influx of betting capitol pushed the point spread and it can now be found at 49ers (-2.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The first game was a highs coring affair. Aaron Rodgers and Colin Kaepernick combine for 745 yards and 6 TDs through the air, Anquan Boldin has 208 yards receiving in his first game as a 49er, and the 49ers score the game’s final 10 points after the teams traded TDs in each of the first three quarters. The 49ers own the NFL’s longest current winning streak at six, during which time Kaepernick has thrown for 10 of his 21 TD passes this season and run for at least 20 yards in each game. This could easily be the best game of the weekend.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that there are several wagering angles that favor both of these teams. The 49ers are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 24-7-1 ATS in their last 32 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. The Packers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and the 49ers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Green Bay.
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.
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