The San Francisco 49ers look to continue their home dominance when they host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the 2020 NFC Championship Game. The 49ers (14-3), who have outscored their opponents 506-320 (29.8 to 18.8) this season, are 7-2 at home, while the Packers (14-3), who have outscored their foes 404-336 (23.8 to 19.8), are 6-2 on the road. The game, from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., is slated to kick off at 6:40 p.m. ET.
The Niners are 2-2 at home in the playoffs against the Packers. San Francisco is favored by 7.5 points in the latest 49ers vs. Packers odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 46.5. Before making any Packers vs. 49ers picks, you need to see the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- 49ers vs. Packers spread: Niners -7.5
- 49ers vs. Packers over-under: 46.5 points
- 49ers vs. Packers money line: Packers +284, 49ers -357
- GB: Packers allow 19.8 points per game
- SF: Niners have the top passing defense in the NFL (169.2 yards per game)
Why the 49ers can cover
San Francisco advanced to its 14th NFC Championship Game since 1980 thanks in large part to its defense. The 49ers crushed Minnesota last week and improved its divisional round mark to 16-7. The 49ers defense limited the Vikings to 147 total yards, including 21 rushing — the fewest ever allowed by San Francisco in a postseason game in franchise history.
The 49ers defense also registered six sacks of Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins, tied for second most in team history, and were led by defensive lineman Nick Bosa‘s two sacks. Also registering sacks were defensive linemen Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Dee Ford and Solomon Thomas.
Why the Packers can cover
Even with an elite defense, San Francisco isn’t a lock to cover the Packers vs. 49ers spread in the NFC Championship Game 2020. Green Bay has been one of the league’s most successful teams over the past two decades, compiling 15 winning seasons since 2000, which includes 14 postseason appearances.
One of the main reasons for the Packers’ success is quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who completed 16-of-27 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns against Seattle in the divisional round. He has also been dominant against San Francisco. In seven career games against the 49ers, Rodgers has hit on 64 percent of his passes for an average of 290.1 yards and 14 touchdowns, while throwing just two picks.
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