Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 8/12/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 1
Game: Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
TV: NFL League Pass/NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (-3)
The San Francisco 49ers (10-7 last year) host the Green Bay Packers (13-4 last season) at Levi's Stadium on Friday. San Francisco opens this contest as 3-point favorites. The betting total is set at 32.5.
The Green Bay Packers wrapped up their year having earned a 13-4 record. In their last contest of last season, the Packers took on the 49ers and ended up losing by a score of 13-10. Aaron Rodgers finished 20/29 with 225 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 91.9 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Aaron Jones was the leader on the ground for the Packers with 12 carries for 41 yds (3.4 yards per attempt). Davante Adams averaged 10.0 yds per reception by accumulating 90 yards on 9 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ran the ball a total of 20 times and compiled 67 yds, which had them averaging 3.4 yards per tote. In all, they had 54 plays which gave them 263 yards. Green Bay gave up 11 completions on 19 tries for a total of 106 yards, and a completion rate of 57.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Packers gave up 106 yards on 29 attempts, which averages out to 3.7 yards per rush allowed.
The Packers attained 6,215 total yards last season. Green Bay compiled 235 1st downs, and they committed 69 infractions for 683 yards. Green Bay earned 39 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. They gave the ball to the opposition 13 times (7 picks and 6 fumbles). As a unit they averaged 111.8 yards on the ground, which ranked them 18th in the NFL. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Green Bay Packers held an average of 26.5 points per outing.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Packers gave up 3,724 yards which ranked them 10th in the NFL. In their 17 games played, they gave up 219.1 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.9%. They allowed 328.2 yards per game which had them sitting 9th in the National Football League. They granted 31 touchdowns via the pass as well as 13 running touchdowns. They allowed an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 109.1 yards on the ground per contest last year. Over the course of last year, they allowed 1,855 running yards through 17 contests. The Packers were sitting in 13th in the National Football League in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 21.8 PPG.
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The 49ers finished the season with a 10-7 mark. When they last stepped on the field last year, the 49ers took a loss by a final score of 20-17 against the Rams. Elijah Mitchell carried the football 11 times for 20 yards, finishing the contest with 1.8 yds per carry for San Francisco. Deebo Samuel had the best day in terms of receiving for the 49ers, snagging 4 footballs for 72 yards (18.0 yards per catch). Jimmy Garoppolo (2 TDs) ended the contest with 232 yds on 16/30 through the air while his QB rate was 87.1. He threw 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 7.73 yds. San Francisco relinquished 29 rushing attempts for 70 yards (2.4 yards per carry). The 49ers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 68.9%, surrendering 326 yards on 31 for 45 passing. The 49ers finished the game with a total of 282 yds while running 50 plays (5.6 yards per play). San Francisco ran the ball for 2.5 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 50 yds on 20 attempts.
Concerning how much they scored, the 49ers had a ranking of 13th in the league with 25.1 points per game. Last season, the 49ers compiled 4,221 yards through the air as well as averaging 248.3 passing yards per game, which was ranked 12th out of all NFL teams. They maintained an average of 127.4 rushing yards per game and toted the ball for 2,166 yards for last season. The San Francisco 49ers maintained an average of 375.7 yards per game ranking them 7th in football. The San Francisco offense totaled 1,066 penalty yards on 102 violations, which had them sitting 19th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They threw 14 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 10 fumbles and they earned 199 1st downs.
San Francisco allowed the opposition a total of 1,760 yards via the ground game (103.5 yards per outing) as well as 17 touchdowns by ground throughout last year. They allowed 25 touchdowns through the air and 206.5 yards per game, ranking them 6th out of all teams. They tallied 20 takeaways (11 fumbles recovered and 9 picks) in the previous season. Last year, they conceded 365 total points. The 49ers defense took the field for 1,032 plays, which was 5th in the NFL. The 49ers allowed 21.5 PPG, ranking them 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Packers/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Packers +3
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