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Packers vs. 49ers Betting Lines

When: 8:00pm ET. Saturday, January 12th 2013
Where: Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California

The Green Bay Packers had to shut down Adrian Peterson to lock-up a spot in the divisional round and they did just that. Adrian was held to just 99 rushing yards and 0 TD’s. The Packers went on to win the game 24-10 but the offense didn’t look great.

This year the San Francisco 49ers had a 6-1-1 record at Candlestick Park. San Fran also switched QB’s and Colin Kaepernick has led the offense since week 11. Since that time, the 49ers are 5-2 and the team has been much more explosive offensively. Below are the latest Packers vs. 49ers betting lines at two of our favorite mobile gambling sites.

Current GB vs. SF Betting Lines

The point spread hasn’t moved in this match-up. San Fran opened as a -3 pt favorite at home and has stayed at that. The Packers vs. 49ers over/under has been bet down a bit from the open of 45.5 to the latest O/U line of 45 points at BetOnline – despite most public action on the over.

My Pick: 49ers -3 (+105) at JustBet.cx

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Packers
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+2.5 (+105)
-2.5 (-125)
+125
-145
+3 (-125)
-3 (+105)
+125
-145
Over/Under
o45 (-110) / u45 (-110)
o45 (-110) / u45 (-110)

I expect the handle to be very large for this game and we still have about 36 hours (from the time I’m writing this) until kickoff. The Packers/Niners betting lines will see some movement before the game begins, so keep watching for value.

Packers vs. Niners Basic Stats

49ers vs. Packers Match-Up & Betting Analysis

The 49ers live on defense and they were one of the best units again this season. They only give up 200.2 PYPG (4th) on average and they only allow 94.2 RYPG (4th) on average as well. They have the best LB unit in the NFL as well, which I think will be a big factor.

Since Kaepernick has started playing the offense looks much more explosive as well. Frank Gore had 258 carries for 1214 yards and 8 TD’s this season. With the Packers ranking 17th against the rush (118.5 RYPG) I expect Gore to get over 20+ touches in the game.

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Green Bay ranked 9th in passing yards (253.1 PYPG) this season and Rodgers will need to beat the 49ers, as the Packers don’t have a run game that can pick up yards against the 49ers. With so many WR threats the 49ers defense will have their hands full.

In week 1 these teams played each other and the 49ers won 30-22 on the road. Alex Smith was the starting QB at the time and I feel that Kaepernick is an upgrade. With that in mind I fully expect the favorite 49ers to win at home and cover the small spread of 3 pts.

Key Players on Both Teams

Jennings had a tough season due to injuries that kept him off the field, but the last few weeks he has picked up his game. Last week he had 4 receptions and led the team with 61 receiving yards. Jennings is a great route runner and he needs to have a big game.

Crabtree has picked his game up as well for the 49ers the last half of the season. Crabtree led the 49ers WR’s with 85 receptions for 1105 receiving yards and 9 TD’s. Kaepernick needs to throw the football to Crabtree, as he has caught everything lately.

Matthews is relied on to put constant pressure on the opposing QB. He led GB with 13 sacks this season and last week he picked up 2 sacks against the Vikings to lead the team. He needs to hit Kaepernick hard and early to shake up his confidence.

Smith and Brooks are two of the best LB’s in the game when it comes to putting pressure on the QB. Smith led the 49ers with 19.5 sacks while Brooks was 2nd on the team with 6.5 sacks. With Rodgers dropping back often these OLB’s need to get pressure on him.

Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers Betting Picks

The 49ers are tough to beat at home. GB is a solid team with one of the best QB’s in the NFL and an improving defense. I just don’t expect the Packers to have an answer for the 49ers hard hitting defense. Rodgers will have trouble finding time in the pocket also.

This game could be high scoring like the week 1 match-up between these two teams, but I’m not confident betting the over. With the 49ers defense they could keep GB in check, so I’m just sticking with the spread. With two solid days before this game begins, keep an eye on the Packers/49ers betting lines. We could still see a significant amount of movement as the public starts getting their wagers in.

If you decide to wager at JustBet, they offer online, iPhone, and Android betting, along with generic sports betting apps for every other type of mobile device. The same can be said for BetOnline.

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.


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