The Green Bay Packers will travel out west to face the San Francisco 49ers in an NFC Divisional Playoff NFL pro football game on Saturday night.
Kick off time from San Francisco is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The point spread opened up in this NFL divisional round playoff game with the home team San Francisco 49ers favored by -3 points with an over under line of 45 points. Early money from the bettors has not moved this betting line as San Francisco remains favored by -3 points. The total has moved down a ½ point to a current number of 44 ½ points.
The two teams met back in week one with San Francisco posting the 30-22 road win at Green Bay as a +6 point underdog. The game ended over the total of 46 ½ points. The 49ers were successful running the football as the team amounted 186 yards rushing on 32 runs from scrimmage. It was Alex Smith at quarterback and he completed 20 of 26 throws for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers threw for 303 yards and had two touchdowns and an interception. Both teams got into the end zone in both of their red zone tries. NFL Trend: The over is 4-0 in their past four head to head meetings.
Green Bay advanced into the Divisional round of the playoffs after beating Minnesota last week 24-10 and covering as a -10 ½ point betting favorite The game ended under 44 points. The Packers got a break as first string Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder did not play due to injury. The Packers defense allowed 167 yards rushing to Minnesota on 29 carries. The Packers are 4-4 straight up on the road. The Green Bay offense ranks 13th in the league with 359 yards per game.
The 49ers finished off the regular season with an 11-4-1 record. They went 6-1-1 at home. They are champions of the NFC West division and earned a first round bye in the playoffs. The 49ers finished the regular season as the number three ranked defense in the league by allowing 294 yards a game. Teams scored just 17 points a game against the 49ers good for second in the league in scoring defense. San Francisco leans on the fourth ranked running game in the league as the club behind one of the best offensive lines in football runs for 155 yards a game. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is in his first season as the team’s starting quarterback. Kaepernick completed 62% of his passes with 10 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. San Francisco puts up nearly 25 points a game good for 11th in the NFL.