The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers meet on the Week 9 edition of Thursday Night Football and we’re ready with your betting predictions. San Francisco is coming off a 10-point road loss to Seattle. In addition to losing the game, it lost Jimmy Garoppolo for six weeks and George Kittle for eight weeks due to injuries.
The Packers will be looking to get a win as well this week after losing to Minnesota, who is sitting in last place in the NFC North. Let’s take a look at the NFL odds on this game to help with your sports betting.
|Game: Packers (5-2) vs 49ers (4-4)
Location: Levi’s Stadium
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Packers vs 49ers Betting Predictions: NFL Betting Lines
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Moneyline: Packers -350 | 49ers +290
Last week the Packers gave a game away to the Vikings, and they also suffered an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two games earlier. Despite these losses, Green Bay is still one of the best teams in the league, and I expect them to play with a vengeance.
The 49ers couldn’t be more beat up than they are currently. With their stars, they’re an average football team, so without Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle due to typical NFL injuries, I’m taking Green Bay.
Packers vs 49ers Betting Predictions Pick: Packers to win
Point Spread: Packers -7½
Green Bay has the third-ranked scoring offense. It is also 5-2 ATS this season. The 49ers only give up 21.6 points per game, but they’ll have a difficult time scoring with their offensive firepower on the sideline.
Backup quarterback Nick Mullens will need to do what he did last week and then some to give his team a chance. I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Packers vs 49ers Betting Predictions Pick: Packers to cover
Over/Under: 48½ Points
Green Bay has gone over 57% of the time while San Francisco has gone over 50%. I believe 48½ points is relatively low. Green Bay has the capability to score on the 49ers defense just as we saw from the Seattle Seahawks in NFL Week 8.
The 49ers are healthier on defense, but they still don’t have a unit that can completely shut down Rodgers. I expect Mullens to be solid enough to add some points to solidify the game going over.
Packers vs 49ers Betting Predictions Pick: Over 48½ Points
Final Score: Packers 35, 49ers 20
Packers vs 49ers Betting Predictions: Prop Talk
I imagine that Aaron Rodgers will play with a massive chip after his team’s showing against Minnesota. Following the Packers’ first loss of the season against Tampa Bay, Rodgers came out the next week against Houston and put on a show.
Rodgers was 23-of-34 for 283 yards and four touchdowns, so I expect his primetime performance to be a repeat of this outing.
Double Result: Packers/Packers -150
The Packers know how to win. They get up early and continue to pour on points. I think they’ll carry a lead into the half and finish it off in the second half. In five of the Packers’ six wins on the year, they’ve had the lead at the half.
Race to 10 Points: Packers -250
San Francisco can score, but it will be without Garoppolo, Kittle, and Tevin Coleman. The 49ers have been beaten up all year, but this is a pretty big deficit to overcome, especially early in the game, and the Packers are known for bouncing back. When making NFL predictions, know that they’ll be the first team to put up points.
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd Half Even
San Francisco can score, but if it is able to put up points, it will take time. The 49ers will need to figure out what’s working against the Packers defense. Halftime adjustments should give them a better shot of scoring in the second half without their stars. Green Bay tends to consistently score throughout an entire game. Excluding the Tampa Bay game, Green Bay has scored in 23 of 24 quarters of football.