5 Most Popular Bets and Prop Bets for the NFC Divisional Round: San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
5 Most Popular Bets and Prop Bets for the NFC Divisional Round: San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers
In the second game of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers will look to knock off the Green Bay Packers, who are the biggest favorite of this weekend's slate. The Packers finished the season as the number one seed in the NFC and will have home-field advantage in this game and potentially their next (if the Packers win). However, the 49ers have won two straight games as underdogs with their backs up against the wall. Will they be able to win a third straight like that?
Here are the most popular bets for the San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers Divisional Round match-up via Bet MGM.
Most Popular Bets
Packers -5.5 @ -110 (Bet $100 to win $90.91)
When the public sees a west coast team having to play in Lambeau, it's usually an auto fade. The 49ers will head out to Green Bay and most don't think the margin will be very pretty. The Packers are currently 5.5 point favorites and have 79 percent of the bets and 81 percent of the handle at Bet MGM. I like the Packers to get the job done too, but understand that the 49ers could have their way against the Packers in the run game. I wouldn't say I'm extremely confident, but do believe that most bets and the handle are on the right side of this game.
Over 48.5 @ -110 (Bet $100 to win $90.91)
It looks like Bet MGM bettors are backing the over for both games in today's Saturday slate. In the Bengals and Titans game, the bets and handle are heavily on the over. Now, in this 49ers and Packers game, the bets and handle are also heavily on the over, with 57 percent of bets on the over and 61 percent of the handle on the over. Like I said above, the 49ers should have their way in the running game against the Packers. However, the Packers can also run the ball effectively and have Aaron Rodgers slinging the ball at quarterback. That always helps the over.
Top Prop Bets for 49ers vs. Packers
- Davante Adams to score 1st Touchdown @ +600 (Bet $100 to win $600)
- Davante Adams to score Anytime Touchdown @ -125 (Bet $100 to win $80)
- George Kittle Over 48.5 Receiving Yards @ -115 (Bet $100 to win $86.96)
If the Packers are going to win this game, the public believes Davante Adams will be the star of the game. Not only is the public putting money on Adams to score the first touchdown, but the public also expects Adams to score anytime touchdown. Adams has 11 touchdowns on the season and found the endzone in four of his last five games. That final game was the final game of the regular season, where the Packers lost to the Lions by playing Jordan Love in the second half of the game. So that doesn't really count. Meanwhile, bettors still love George Kittle against the Packers tonight and believe he'll get over 48.5 receiving yards. Kittle only had one reception for 18 yards in the 49ers' win against the Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card, but backers believe Kittle will get back into the game plan this week. There are games where Kittle ends up with a small number of targets, so I'd be wary of betting this number. But if the Packers are leading throughout the game, targets should get higher for Kittle with the 49ers throwing the football a little more.
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