The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers are working on a short week to give fans quality Week 9 Thursday Night Football on FOX. The game starts at 8:20 pm ET inside Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. It’ll be a key matchup for both teams and one they’ve had circled on the schedule all season.
Throughout the history of the NFL, the Packers and 49ers have met 69 times, with Thursday’s game being their 70th. The Packers currently hold the series lead with a record of 36-32-1, but the 49ers have had more recent success against them.
The 49ers have won six of their last eight matchups, dating back to 2012. That was following a 14-2 record for the Packers in the 16 previous meetings. The Packers haven’t beat the 49ers since October 15, 2018, so you know they’re looking for revenge.
Green Bay Packers Betting Preview: Can the Packers Win Their Second Straight?
The Green Bay Packers are having an excellent season this year. They’re currently No. 1 in the NFC North division with a 5-2 record and bounced back nicely in Week 8 after a miserable loss to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. They’re searching for their second-straight victory on Thursday.
A majority of their success this season has come at the hands of their offense. They average 32.8 points per game and 408.3 yards per game, which are some of the best numbers in the league. Their defense, however, gives up nearly 27 points and 370 yards per game.
The Packers need Aaron Rodgers to continue slingin’ it each week. He already has 1,657 yards, 17 touchdowns, and just two interceptions this season. He also receives a lot of help from Aaron Jones, who has 389 yards and five touchdowns on the ground to lead the team.
San Francisco 49ers Betting Preview: Will the 49ers be Limited by Injuries?
The San Francisco 49ers made it all the way to the Super Bowl last season, but they aren’t the same team this season. They also have a lot more competition in the NFC West. They’re 4-4, which isn’t good but isn’t bad. Still, they find themselves in last place in their division behind the Rams, Cardinals, and Seahawks.
The 49ers’ offense puts up a respectable 25.9 points per game, and their defense only gives up 19.4 points per game. On paper, they should be as good as anyone. Unfortunately, they struggle to get wins when it matters most and have yet to find their identity this year.
It won’t help that they’re dealing with a wide range of injuries right now. Both Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle left the game early due to injury in their previous game. Their status isn’t 100%, and it’s something they’ll have to monitor with the short week ahead of them.
Packers vs. 49ers Betting Odds & Lines
Were you planning on placing a bet down for this exciting Thursday Night Football matchup? BetOnline has the Green Bay Packers 3-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers. They also have the over/under listed at 51 total points.
Free Betting Pick
It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the two stars of San Francisco’s offense. How each team approaches their game plan is going to hold a lot of weight.
The Packers are playing great right now, and they likely wouldn’t have any issue with the 49ers, with or without Garoppolo and Kittle. I have faith in Aaron Rodgers on Thursday Night.
Final Score 27-17, Green Bay Packers.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Packers (+100)