NFL Bets: 49ers vs. Packers

September 7, 2012 NFL Football

The 49ers leave San Franciscto for a Sunday evening game in the Midwest, as they take on the Green Bay Packers. Both these teams saw their 2011 Super Bowl hopes slip away losses to the New York Giants. With a start time of 4:25 PM ET in Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI, you can watch all of the action on the FOX network.

The 49ers come into this game off a 35-3 rout of the San Diego Chargers in Week 4 of the exhibition schedule. They held the Chargers scoreless until the fourth quarter, while scoring 35 points in the first three quarters before calling it a night. Overall, San Fran went 3-1 in the preseason, and were undefeated at home. In 2011, the 49ers went 11-3 ATS, but were far weaker on the road, going 4-3 ATS. In their last 19 games, the 49ers have gone a combined +133 ½ points in covering ATS. Their defense held ten opposing teams to fewer than 18 points in 2011.  Start your NFL Bets on Redskins vs. Saints Game.

The Packers ended the preseason with a rout of their own, outscoring the visiting Chiefs 24-3. In that one, the Pack gave up a field goal in the first quarter before shutting out KC for the rest of the game. Green Bay ended the preseason 2-2, as well as 1-1 in Lambeau Field. The Pack went 11-5 ATS in 2011, but put up an impressive 7-1 record ATS at home. Against opponents from the NFC West, they are 8-0 ATS. Lately, they have gone 22-10 ATS, scoring 35 ppg or more in their last 10 games. At home in their last nine, they have averaged 38.2 ppg.

These two teams have met six times since 2001, with Green Bay leading the series 6-0. Their last meeting was in December 2010, when the Pack won 34-16 in Wisconsin. In that one, Green Bay was favored by 9, easily covering. A November 2009 meeting was a bit closer, with the Packers favored by 6 ½, winning 30-24 but just missing covering the spread. Check the Football Odds for 49ers vs. Packers Game.

The Packers are a 5 point home favorite. The Packers were 10-5 ATS in 2011 when favored, and 6-1 ATS as the home favorite. The 49ers were 3-1 ATS as the underdog, and 3-1 ATS as the road dog last year. The over/under is set at 46 ½ points.

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