A shiny matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the NFC’s top seed, the Green Bay Packers, is on tap this coming Saturday at Lambeau Field. Will the Niners eliminate Green Bay in front of the latter’s home fans? Or will the Packers send San Francisco to an early vacation? Check out our preview below of this 49ers-Packers playoffs matchup.
Betting Preview for the San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers NFC Divisional Round Game on January 22, 2022
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
When: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 8:15 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the San Francisco 49ers (+5.5)
Regular Season Record: 10-7
San Francisco broke countless hearts of Dallas Cowboys fans, as they sent Jerry Jones’ team home with a 23-17 road win in Arlington in the Divisional Round. The Niners punched Dallas in the mouth with a strong run game and stout defense – the hallmarks of San Francisco football this season. They rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys and held Dallas to just 5/14 on third downs. San Francisco’s ground attack is going to be trouble for the Packers. For one, Green Bay is only 22nd in the NFL in terms of rush DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average). Back in Week 3’s 20-28 home loss to Green Bay, the 49ers rushed for only 27 yards but scored two touchdowns on 21 carries. The 49ers’ rushing attack has gotten since, especially with the emergence of Deebo Samuel as a very capable threat out of the backfield.
The Niners, who were seventh in the NFL during the regular season in rushing yards per outing, are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 Divisional Playoffs games.
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (-5.5)
Regular Season Record: 13-4
In the case of Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers is often all the team needs to succeed. Rodgers has been nothing but sensational this season. He is arguably the leading candidate to win MVP honors after throwing for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns against just four interceptions in the regular season. He is a huge problem for any opposing defense. The 49ers know that, as Rodgers went 23/33 for 261 passing yards and two touchdowns with zero picks thrown in the win over San Francisco in Santa Clara. This time, he will be facing the Niners at Lambeau Field, where the Packers are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games there. Moreover, the Packers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite.
The Packers were 10th in the regular season in scoring, with an average of 26.5 points per outing and sixth with 3.2 touchdowns per game.
The Packers win, 24-20.
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