The Green Bay Packers will head on the road to play the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game on Thursday night at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will air on FOX and available via live online stream at Amazon Prime.
For all intents and purposes, this Week 9 matchup will not resemble last season’s title game as the Niners are missing a lot of key playmakers on both offense and defense. Earlier this week, it was announced that starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and All-Pro tight George Kittle will miss multiple weeks with injuries. Then, San Fran placed three starting wide receivers and left tackle Trent Williams on the Covid-19 injured reserve list.
As for the Packers, they might have to start Tyler Ervin or Dexter Williams at running back as AJ Dillion and Joe Williams were placed on the Covid-19 injured reserve list. Also, starter Aaron Jones is still dealing with a nagging lower-body injury.
That being said, where are the bettors placing their money as we get closer to game time? Let’s check it out below! All the odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
Green Bay is favored by 7.5 points heading into this NFC matchup. The Packers are receiving 88% of the bets and 94% of the handle.
Is the public right? Without a doubt. The Packers should dominate the undermanned Niners squad on both sides of the ball. Now granted, Green Bay will possibly be starting their 4th or 5th string running backs, which is less than ideal. But they still have the Aaron Rodgers-Davante Adams combo, which has been on fire over the last two weeks.
The point total for this Thursday night contest is set at 48.5. As of now, 44% of the bets are siding with the under along with 53% of the handle.
Is the public right? Yes, they are. It is easy to see the Packers scoring points, but not the Niners, who will have a ton of backups across their offense. The point total went under in four of San Francisco’s last six home games. Furthermore, Green Bay is only averaging 22.3 points in its last three games.
The Packers have moneyline odds of -345 with the Niners odds coming in at +295. Of the moneyline bets placed for this game, Green Bay is seeing 84% of the bets and 94% of the handle.
Is the public right? Yes. If you are looking for one of the easier pick’em games this week, this is the game. After losing to the Vikings at home they way did, it’s hard to imagine the Packers not winning this one.
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