|2013 NFL on FOX Game of the Week Odds & Spread: Packers vs. 49ers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 06 September 2013 17:00|
Packers vs. 49ers Odds
Green Bay went 11-5 overall last season and 9-7 against the spread. The Packers hit the over and under 8 times each. San Francisco was 11-4-1 overall last season while going 9-7 against the spread. The 49ers hit the over 9 times during the year.
Trends show that the Packers are 9-3-2 against the spread in their last 14 games with the 49ers and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 trips to San Francisco. These two teams have also hit the over in 5 straight meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Francisco is the favorite at home, as the 49ers have odds of -4.5 points against the Packers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had San Francisco favored by 5 points. The spread hit a peak of 5.5 points before making a quick fall to 4.5. The over/under total for the game opened at 50 points, which was its peak. It has since made the drop to 48.5
The 49ers were just a win away from being Super Bowl champions and come into this season as the favorite to win the NFC again. Colin Kaepernick comes into this season as the starter after finishing last season on a strong note. He has the potential to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards if he can limit the hits he takes. The 49ers also added receiver Anquan Boldin from Baltimore to improve its passing game, which was 23rd in the NFL last season. Defensively, San Francisco was one of the best in the league a year ago, allowing only 17.1 points and 294.4 yards per game. The group is led by Defensive Player of the Year, Aldon Smith.
Green Bay always has a chance to be a Super Bowl contender due to the play of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has emerged as one of the best QBs in the league, throwing for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns last year. He comes back this season with a full set of receiving options and possibly an improved running game. The Packers drafted both Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin in the NFL Draft, hoping to build off a rushing attack that was 20th in the NFL a year ago. Defensively, Green Bay allowed just 21 points per game last year, but the Packers gave up some big plays, especially against mobile quarterbacks. The Packers do like to bring a rush, as they had 47 sacks a year ago.
In terms of Injuries, San Francisco running back LaMichael James is out with a knee injury while Green Bay cornerback Tramon Williams is questionable with a knee injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Green Bay, as the Packers are getting 56% of the wagers with odds of +4.5 points at San Francisco.