Packers vs 49ers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/19/2020
Game: Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco -6
Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers play the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, January 19 for the NFC Championship. Green Bay opens this game as 6-point dogs. The O/U opens at 46. The Packers are 14-3-0 ATS and 7-10-0 when betting on the total. The 49ers are 8-8-1 when wagering on the over/under and 14-3-0 against the spread.
In the Divisional round, the Green Bay Packers faced the Seattle Seahawks and earned the victory by a score of 28-23. Running the show from under center for the Packers was Aaron Rodgers who went 16/27 with 243 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Aaron Jones led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 62 yards by way of 21 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.0 yards per run. Davante Adams led the team in receiving yardage by earning 160 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 20.0 yards per reception for the game. The Green Bay Packers ran the ball a total of 30 times and racked up a total of 109 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per run. For the game, the Packers racked up a total of 22 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 30 yards. Overall, they ran 59 plays for a total of 344 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay conceded 21 completions on 31 throws totaling 265 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. On the day, they gave up 375 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Packers conceded 110 yards on 24 attempts which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per attempt allowed.
In terms of scoring, the Packers are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 24 points per contest, putting them 15th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 112 yards on the ground per contest which is 8th among NFC teams. For total yardage, they currently sit at 11th in the NFC and 18th among all NFL teams with 5,528 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Packers have compiled a total of 26 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the NFC North and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Packers have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing 19.6 points per game which has them at 4th in the conference. In regard to yards on the ground, Green Bay is giving up 120.1 yards per contest putting them 4th among NFC North teams and 23rd among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush ranking them 14th among NFC teams and 26th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,795 yards rushing through 16 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Packers have allowed 3,721 yards. Opponents are completing 59.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.3 yards per try. They have conceded 19 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns.
The 49ers took on the Minnesota Vikings and ended up getting the win by a score of 27-10. Tevin Coleman paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 105 yards via 22 carries which meant he was running for 4.8 yards per carry. Deebo Samuel was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 42 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 14.0 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the 49ers was Jimmy Garoppolo who went 11/19 with 131 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick during the game. The San Francisco 49ers rushed the ball a total of 47 times and added 186 yards giving them an average of 4.0 yards per carry. For the game, they totaled 68 plays which added up to 308 yards. For the game, the 49ers earned a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 38 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, San Francisco allowed 21 catches on 29 throws for a total of 126 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. For this contest, they allowed 147 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the 49ers allowed 21 yards on 10 tries which is an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed.
San Francisco has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 144 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 2nd among NFL teams. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,305 rushing yards through 16 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The 49ers average 381 yards per contest overall which has them at 4th in the NFL and 3rd in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the 49ers sit in 1st in the division and 2nd out of all the teams in the league averaging 29.9 points per contest.
The 49ers are allowing 19.4 points per game which puts them at 1st among NFC West teams and 8th in the league. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 310 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 113 yards per contest ranking them 17th in the NFL and 1st in the division. For 2019, they have given up 1,802 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups among NFL teams. They are giving up 169 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the 49ers sit in 1st in the NFC. They have conceded 23 passing touchdowns this year.
Who will win tonight's Packers/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers -6
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