Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers escaped another heroic performance by Russell Wilson to reach the NFC Championship game. Now, with a chance to give their future Hall of Fame quarterback a shot to reach and potentially win Super Bowl 54, the Packers will be looking to extract some revenge when they hit the road to take on Jimmy Garoppolo and the top-seeded San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Frisco used a dominating performance to reach the NFC title tilt and will be going all-out for the win in the 2020 NFC Championship game. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds.
Packers vs 49ers 2020 NFC Championship Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Sunday, Januray 19, 2019 at 6:40 PM ET
- Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Green Bay / San Francisco
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- 2020 NFC Conference Championship Odds: San Francisco -7 / Total: 45
- Mostly Clear: 6°C/43°F
- Humidity: 87%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 6 mph E
- Cloud Cover: 22%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Green Bay?
The Packers got past Seattle 28-23 in their divisional round matchup on Sunday, but it wasn’t pretty and Green Bay had to hold on for dear life in the game’s final minutes. While Aaron Rodgers passed for 243 yards and two scores while running back Aaron Jones added two rushing scores in the win. The bad news is that the Packers scored just seven second half points against the Seahawks and none in the fourth quarter while giving up 20 second half points defensively.
Still, the Packers have an active defense that ranked ninth in points allowed and some athletic linebackers that will get after Jimmy G in this contest. Unfortunately, all of their athleticism didn’t help at all in their embarrassing 37-8 Week 12 road loss against the Niners that saw Rodgers limited to just 104 passing yards and one touchdown.
The good news is that Green Bay has won six straight heading into the NFC Championship while allowing just 15.6 points per game during the span.
- Average Score For: 23.76
- Total Yards: 345.41
- Pass Yards: 233.41
- Rush Yards: 112.00
- Average Score Against: 19.76
- Total Yards: 354.76
- Pass Yards: 235.29
- Rush Yards: 119.47
Why Bet On San Francisco?
San Francisco has won four of their last five dating back to the regular season and the Niners come into the NFC Championship game off a dominating 27-10 smackdown win over Minnesota in the divisional round.
The 49ers completely shut down the Vikings’ offense while allowing no second half points and Garropolo tossed one TD pass in the win while veteran running back Tevin Coleman added a pair of rushing touchdowns.
The Niners finished the regular season ranked a stellar second in scoring (29.9 ppg) and an equally impressive eighth in points allowed (19.4 ppg). Frisco got to Aaron Rodgers five times in their regular season meeting while Garoppolo pretty much had his way by passing for 253 yards and two scores in the 37-8 blowout win.
- Average Score For: 29.76
- Total Yards: 376.82
- Pass Yards: 230.29
- Rush Yards: 146.53
- Average Score Against: 18.82
- Total Yards: 274.36
- Pass Yards: 167.12
- Rush Yards: 107.24
NFC Conference Championship Betting Trends for Packers vs 49ers
- Packers are 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
- Packers are 6-0 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games
- 49ers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
- 49ers are 14-3 SU in the last 17 games
- The total went OVER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 10 games against Green Bay
Packers vs 49ers Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Green Bay managed to win the same amount of games as San Francisco this season, these two teams are most definitely, not created equal. While the Packers were solid defensively this season, the 49ers are completely dominant on that side of the ball. While Frisco scored points consistently, Green Bay finished 15th in scoring in the regular season and they sure didn’t look ‘explosive’ while getting shut down in the second half against Seattle this past weekend.
Aaron Rodgers and company might be 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff road games, but San Francisco has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings against the Packers. No matter how hard I try to envision Green Bay getting the upset win I don’t see it happening. Hell, when it comes to the ATS cover, I’ve got Frisco winning the 2020 NFC Championship by double digits!
Pick: San Francisco -7.5