Francisco 49ers Vs. Green Bay Packers – Monday Night Football Betting Odds & Predictions
When the NFL released their schedule, we dreamed about the clash between quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field. Instead, we will get C. J. Beathard against a depleted Rodgers on Monday Night Football. The oddsmakers at Sportsbetting.ag have the Green Bay Packers as 9.5-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers.
The betting line opened with the Packers as a 10-point favorite, but it moved down a little, giving the Green Bay backers a little more room to bet the favorite. So far, 53% of the betting public is backing the home team to cover the spread. The game total opened at 46.5 points, and it hasn’t moved all week. Our odds below are from SportsBetting.ag Sportsbook. Deposit today for a 50% Welcome Bonus up to $1000.
San Francisco 49ers Vs. Green Bay Packers Predictions
Spread: Packers -9.5
Money line: San Francisco (+340) vs. Green Bay (-410)
Game Total: 46.5
Date: Monday, October 15th, 2018
Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
What’s the latest 49ers betting form to face the Packers?
The 49ers have played twice without QB Jimmy Garoppolo and both times ended in the wrong side of the result. Last week they failed to cover as 3-point favorites at home by losing 28-18 to the Arizona Cardinals. San Francisco is now at the bottom of the NFC West division with a 1-4 record and zero wins on the road after three tries. It’s not like the 49ers had any real playoffs expectations before the season, but without Jimmy G, their entire confidence went to the trash.
Facing Green Bay on the road on Prime Time is a challenge for any team, but the injuries the Niners are suffering makes it tougher. Tailback Matt Breida is listed as doubtful to play on Monday Night due to an ankle injury. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said he won’t rule him out just yet, and it will probably be a game-time decision. But the truth is it doesn’t look good for Breida and the rest of the offense. The second-year running back has recorded fewer than ten carries in his last two outings. He had 39 rushing yards against the Los Angeles Chargers and 56 against the Cardinals. In the previous two games, he averaged 114.0 rushing yards per game.
If Breida can’t go then, it will be difficult for San Francisco to stay in the game and cover the spread.
The left tackle Joe Staley, center Weston Richburg and right guard Mike Person didn’t practice on Thursday nursing different injuries. But also wideouts Pierre Garcon, Trent Taylor, and Dante Pettis, alongside tight end George Kittle were on the sidelines. With so many injuries, it’s a lot to ask for the Niners to keep this game close. Their defense can’t do the job either. They have allowed 29.2 points per game (4th worst in the NFL) this season.
What’s the latest Packers betting form to face the 49ers?
With two losses in the last three games, the Packers know they can’t afford to drop another one. They will have to visit the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots in the following two weeks. Last weekend, Green Bay stumbled against the Detroit Lions in an NFC North matchup. The Packers failed to cover as 1-point underdogs on the road. Of course, the fault falls on kicker Mason Crosby who left 13 points on the table by missing four field goals and an extra point. Crosby will get a chance to redeem himself on National Television by playing at home. He still is a good kicker who happened to have one of the worst days in any kicker history.
Covering a 9.5-point spread would be nearly impossible for this team if the opponent wasn’t the injured 49ers. Green Bay’s offense looks average at best scoring 23.0 points per game this season. QB Aaron Rodgers is playing through pain, with a knee injury bothering him since week one. Green Bay hasn’t scored more than 30 points all season, and that’s an insane stat when you have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers leading the way. Their running game doesn’t help either. They average 101.2 rushing yards per game (19th) this season, and they have scored just one rushing touchdown during the entire year.
Between tailbacks Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and hybrid Ty Montgomery the offense doesn’t have a go-to-guy out of the backfield. The good news for the Packers, if there is any, is WR Davante Adams wasn’t on the injury report this week. Wideouts Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) were limited on Thursday. The stat lines suggest the Packers have dominated the recent history against the 49ers. Green Bay has won 14 of their last 19 meetings against San Francisco and eight of the last ten when those games are at Lambeau Field.
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I know seeing the Packers covering almost a double-digit spread is a tough ask. Especially when you look at their offense and how uninspired they have been playing all season. But San Francisco is in an awful spot as well. Their defense gives up almost 30 points per game, and their offense has been piling on a long list of injuries. I’m not confident a QB like C. J. Beathard can move the ball up and down at Lambeau Field to keep this game close. Between him and Aaron Rodgers playing on one knee, I have to give the edge to Rodgers; hands down.
Now, the oddsmakers did us a favor by having the betting line at 9.5-points. We need the Packers to win by 10, which is not crazy knowing they play at home in Prime Time. It’s all about hoping kicker Mason Crosby has a better day and the offense can be slightly more effective red zone. Just grab the Packers -9.5 while you can.