Packers-49ers Odds

Did you know that the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers first played each other in 1950? These storied teams have combined for an incredible nine Super Bowl victories. 

When betting on matchups of these two powerhouses, start with the Packers-49ers odds. Learning about the NFC rivalry’s long history can also help you place the best bets.  

You’ll also learn about all-time series results and matchup history, such as greatest games.

Packers vs. 49ers: 2020 Stats

Week 9

Line: Green Bay -6.5

Over/Under: 48.5

Result:  Packers 34, 49ers 17 

Green Bay Packers

Last season, the Packers entered the Thursday Night Football (TNF) game with a 5-2 overall record. They were a slim one-half game above the Chicago Bears in the NFC North standings. 

The Packers started the regular season strong at 4-0, then dropped two of their next three games. 

In Week 9, Green Bay was also trying to avenge two losses to San Francisco during the previous season, including a playoff game. 

This time, Green Bay’s advantage included not only the 2-time league MVP Aaron Rodgers but also a backfield that ranked ninth in the NFL for rushing yards.  

Meanwhile, the Packers QB was tied for third in the NFL with 20 touchdown passes. He had only tossed two interceptions, and opposing defenses had sacked Rodgers just nine times. 

The Packers were also 5-2 versus the spread leading up to NFL Week 9. Rodgers himself had earned a 9-3-1 career record versus the spread in Thursday games.

In terms of their injury report, the Packers’ running backs were struggling with multiple players projected to miss the game:

  • Aaron Jones (calf) 
  • A.J. Dillon (reserve/COVID-19 list)
  • Jamaal Williams (reserve/COVID-19 list)  

Meanwhile, wide receiver Allen Lazard was a question mark to flank Davante Adams and bolster the Packers’ air attack.  

San Francisco 49ers 

The Niners had a home-field advantage at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Yet, the NFC West team was also injury-riddled, including a thin backfield. San Francisco had racked up an unimpressive 4-4 overall record. 

A stat that favored the 49ers, meanwhile, is that the underdog teams were 6-0 since Week 2 of the 2020 season. 

Despite dealing with some critical injuries, the 49ers were tied for 10th in the league for rushing offense. They also topped the NFL with 14 TDs on the ground. 

Backup QB Nick Mullens had completed over 70% of his passes while tossing 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He was replacing Jimmy Garoppolo, who was on the team’s injured list.

Another issue was that the offensive line of the Niners had allowed 22 sacks for the season, averaging three per game. 

It was also interesting that none of the 49ers’ offensive starters in the game had touched the ball one season earlier in Super Bowl 54.

The 49ers also entered the game without multiple players due to health reasons, including:

  • George Kittle (foot) 
  • Raheem Mostert (ankle) 
  • Tevin Coleman (knee) 
  • Deebo Samuel (hamstring) 
  • Brandon Aiyuk (COVID-19 test) 
  • Kendrick Bourne (COVID-19 test) 

The Golden City’s team had already been playing without defensive leaders Richard Sherman and Nick Bosa.

Packers vs. 49ers: 2020 Betting Trends 

The initial betting lines opened at 2.5 before the 49ers reported the results of injuries to Garoppolo and Kittle on Sunday night. A COVID-19 outbreak caused the Packers-49ers spread to reach a full TD and extra point.   

Nevertheless, the 49ers didn’t become bigger underdogs during the last week before the game for various reasons. They enjoyed a home-field advantage on a short week and had past success versus the Packers’ defense.

The Packers were 5-2 against the spread (ATS) and 4-3 against the over/under.  

Meanwhile, San Fran was 4-4 against the spread and point totals. 

Packers vs. 49ers: All-Time Series

As of July 2021, the 49ers and Packers have played each other 70 times, which includes 8 postseason games. 

In their rivalry spanning over seven decades, the Packers have won 37 times, and the Niners have been victorious 32 times. They also tied once.

In 1950, the Packers defeated the 49ers 25-21 during their first meeting.

Packers vs. 49ers: Matchup History 

Greatest Games

1995 Season (NFC Divisional Playoffs): Packers 27, 49ers 17

The 49ers were reigning Super Bowl champions and big 10.5 point favorites in the game. League MVP Brett Favre tossed for 299 yards and 2 TDs in the win. 

The Packers shocked the football world in an NFC changing of the guard. 

1997 Season (NFC Championship Game): Packers 23, 49ers 10

The Pack eliminated San Francisco for the third straight year in the playoffs. QB Favre threw for 222 yards and one TD. 

Meanwhile, Green Bay’s defense played outstandingly. It held the 49ers to 33 rushing yards and limited Steve Young to a 69.0 passer rating.   

The Packers became Super Bowl champions again in a few weeks by defeating Denver. 

1998 Season (Wild Card): 49ers 30, Green Bay 27  

With under 10 ticks remaining in the game, the Packers were leading 27-23. 49ers QB Steve Young threw a laser-sharp pass to Terrell Owens for the game-winning TD score. 

Notable Players

Green Bay Packers

  • Bart Starr
  • Don Hutson
  • Earl Lambeau 
  • Brett Favre
  • Reggie White
  • Ray Nitschke
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Paul Hornung
  • Forrest Gregg

San Francisco 49ers

  • Jerry Rice
  • Joe Montana
  • Steve Young
  • Ronnie Lott
  • Dwight Clark
  • Charles Haley
  • Roger Craig
  • Terrell Owens
  • John Taylor
  • Frank Gore

Packers vs. 49ers: How to Bet

Here are the main options you have:

Point Spread: The points by which a team wins or loses the game determine these bets. A minus sign shows the favored team (Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3), and a plus sign shows the underdog team (Los Angeles Rams +3).

Live Betting: As the name suggests, this bet lets you stake on an NFL game after it starts on CBS or Fox. But you must place your bet before the last play.

Proposition Bet: A prop bet is on a specific event or individual player in a game. The bet could be on an entire team. In most cases, however, it’s on a particular player.

Teasers: This is one of the multi-leg accumulator bets. You can move each bet’s point spread to a move favorable line. One caveat to remember is that teaser bets lower your NFL picks’ betting odds.

Money Line: This is one of the most basic bets in the NFL. You’ll make a straight-up bet that selects the winner or loser of the contest, such as the Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks.  

Over/Under: This bet, popular in the NFL, NBA, and MLB, is also known as the total. The number projects how many total points the two NFL teams will score in a match.

Parlays: Bettors can only win this type of bet if they win each “leg” of the bet. If they lose any of the legs, then they lose the entire bet.

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