At the onset of the 2018 season, the 49ers were the hot pick for the NFC championship. Immaturity and a rash of injuries proved to be too much for San Francisco to overcome. Cause by that flop the Niners were ignored for NFL bets heading into the 2019 campaign. San Francisco proved to be at their best under the radar with an NFC West title. In the same way, the Packers have returned to glory under new head coach Matt LaFleur. Green Bay is the top seed riding that breath of new fresh air after growing stagnant last year.
2020 NFC Championship Odds
San Francisco 49ers (13-3 SU, 9-6-1 ATS, 8-7-1 OU, NFC West Champions)
Long-time 49ers fans will recall when Bill Walsh’s team broke out of nowhere in 1981 to win the Super Bowl. Now San Francisco emerged as the NFL’s most impressive offshore betting surprise. Although quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo gets most of the love the Niners are much more. To illuminate San Francisco ranks second in the NFL for rushing offense and total defense. Garoppolo’s 13 interceptions are a point of concern.
Green Bay Packers (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS, 6-10 OU, NFC North Champions)
Counter to the 2018 season the Packers are rejuvenated under Matt LaFleur. Green Bay had totally tuned out Mike McCarthy by the time of his firing. Despite their number one seed, the Pack has rather ordinary metrics of 18th for total offense and for total defense. However, the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field in January can make for an NFL Bets advantage. Rodgers definitely took to LaFleur with 4002 yards passing to go with 26 touchdown passes and just four interceptions.
Seattle Seahawks (11-5 SU, 7-8-1 ATS, 8-7-1 OU, NFC Wild Card)
Last week the Seahawks suffocated the Eagles at Philadelphia 17-9. The wild card win was impressive in how the oft bashed Seahawks defense controlled the game. Correspondingly, quarterback, Russell Wilson is one of the few game changers in the NFL. Seattle will play on the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay in the Divisional Playoffs. Of major concern for Green Bay Packers are metrics that don’t match the record. Seattle could prove to be one of the best values on the board on the NFC side of the leger.
Minnesota Vikings (10-6 SU, 9-7 ATS, 9-7 OU, NFC Wild Card)
And then there is the team with the most impressive win in the Wild Card round. The Vikings 26-20 win at New Orleans as 7.5-point dogs is a testament to their ability as a bona fide championship contender. For all that went wrong for quarterback Kirk Cousins in 2018, he has sparked the Viking charge for 2019.
2020 NFC Championship-NFL Betting Pick
In particular, Minnesota could be a gem of a value. As was previously noted the Packers metrics are a hint of a team that could be overvalued. San Francisco is unproven in championship contests. Specifically, Kirk Cousins has the hot hand at quarterback. The win at New Orleans could be a portent of things to come.
2020 NFC Championship Bet Pick: Minnesota Vikings