San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers -6
The Packers are unbeaten at home this season. Perhaps even more impressive they are 7-1 ATS the spread at Lambeau, averaging 30 ppg. Green Bay will enter this game fully healthy with the return of David Bakhitari on offense, Jaire Alexander and Whitney ZaDarius Smith on the defensive side of the ball. The defensive goal will be to limit the big plays of the versatile Deebo Samuel. Samuel averages 18.2 yards per catch and 6.2 yards per carry. He is the spark that lights the fire for the San Francisco offense.
The 49ers have already pulled off an upset in these playoffs. They defeated the Dallas Cowboys in AT&T Stadium. The 49ers were able to jump out to a lead early and coast their way to victory. The game got interesting downt he stretch because the San Francisco defense lost two key players, Nick Bosa and Fred Warner. To hold down Aaron Rodgers and company they will need their defense at full force.
The Packers defeated the 49ers on a late field goal in San Francisco in week three of the regular season. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams were able to connect for 12 catches, 132 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Jones ran the ball effectively, going for 82 yards and a touchdown. The Packers have been in a grove all season, if you take away the abomanation of week one. The 49ers will have to be able to create pressure to be able to slow down the Green Bay offense. If Bosa can’t go, they will be in a lot of trouble.
Green Bay will be able to score early and put the pressure of Jimmy G who is still not playing at 100%. When Green Bay grabs the lead the 49ers will have to throw and when the pressure is on the San Fran QB tends to make mistakes.
Pick: Green Bay Packers -6