- The San Francisco 49ers are coming in as 7.5 point favorites over the Green Bay Packers.
- The Packers were obliterated by the 49ers in week 12.
- The 49ers defense is expected to make it very difficult for the Packers.
SAN FRANCISCO - Looking ahead to the NFC championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers, the 49ers have the edge in most sportsbooks.
Oddsmakers have the 49ers as a 7.5 point favorite to advance to Super Bowl LIV.
49ers Advantage And Why They Are Favorite To Win
San Francisco’s defense has bullied the league all season. The 49ers defense is aggressive and physically sound upfront. They make it difficult for QBs to breathe and are known for getting sacks. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offensive line will have their hands full this upcoming Sunday.
Online sportsbooks have the 49ers at -330 odds to beat the Packers straight up and this is predicated on the intense play of their defense.
Last week’s division round game against the Minnesota Vikings had the toughness of the 49ers defense on display. The 49ers only allowed two conversions on 12 third downs and surrendered a franchise-low 147 yards total. They also forced seven three-and-outs and sacked Vikings QB Kirk Cousins six times. The game ended in a 27-10 statement victory for the 49ers.
Aaron Rodgers will have to be fully prepared to not have that much time to make decisions against this wall of a defense.
What The Packers Bring To The Table
Sports bettors still have to keep in mind that Aaron Rodgers is, Aaron Rodgers. An all-time QB with legendary passing and one of the best arms in NFL history should never be fully counted out in any game.
The Packers also have the luxury of dealing with the 49ers offense that is not as dynamic. Jimmy Garoppolo through 13 inceptions this season and that caused him to have the 5th highest interception rate this season.
The Packers' defense is also no slouch. Since the last time they faced, the Packers defense has improved. Their communication has been better and the defense seems to have more cohesion as a whole.
Even with that being said, the Packers are indeed underdogs. They are +265 odds to win Sunday's outing straight up and -105 against the spread compared to the 49ers -115. Time will tell if Aaron Rodgers is able to create another miracle and send the Packers to the Super Bowl.
The over-under for the game is 46.5 points. Be noted that the Packers only allow 19.8 points per game this season and that the 49ers have the top passing defense, holding teams to 169.2 yards per game.
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