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49ers are sizable favorites to win NFC heading into Packers-Seahawks game

The 49ers got a big win in the Divisional Round, and await their opponent in the NFC Championship Game. We break down the conference futures.

Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers reacts to winning the NFC Divisional Round Playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi’s Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional Round, and now await the winner of the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The two teams will square off in one week for the right to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 54.

The 49ers will host the NFC Championship Game, and they are likely to be laying a decent amount of points. DraftKings Sportsbook won’t post a point spread until later this evening, but for now, the NFC title futures tells us plenty. DK has the 49ers listed at -278, the Packers listed at +325, and the Seahawks listed at +650.

The 49ers hosted the Packers in Week 12 as a field goal favorite and beat them 37-8. The 49ers played the Seahawks twice this year, losing 27-24 in overtime at home in Week 10 and winning 26-21 on the road in Week 17. The 49ers were a 6.5-point favorite in Week 10 and a 3.5-point favorite in Week 17.

When the line opens, the 49ers will be favored. If the Packers or Seahawks impresses, I suspect it would be around four or five points. If neither impresses in winning, it could get up to six points at opening.

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