49ers Packers Betting – Packers Look To Bounce Back From First Regulation Loss Since September
When the final seconds ran down in the Green Bay Packers’ 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, it marked the team’s first regulation defeat since September 27th. While they can take solace in that they nearly knocked off one of the best in the conference in a close road loss, the Packers’ true focus will remain on the chance to get back on track this Sunday, when they welcome the San Francisco 49ers inside the chilly confines of Lambeau Field.
The 49ers will draw warmth from the fact that they have won three of their last four games, and are still in contention for the NFC West division. San Francisco has just four wins in 11 games this year, but with the other three teams in the division also struggling, they can move in to a tie for first place with the St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks with a victory.
Why To Bet On The 49ers
San Francisco is beginning to finally develop the betting identity they were lacking earlier in the season, and the biggest reason why is quarterback Troy Smith. Smith has helped the 49ers win games in every way a signal caller can, whether it’s leading the offense, or managing the game the way he did in Monday night’s 27-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals. With Frank Gore on the sidelines, veteran running back Brian Westbrook ran for 136 yards and a score, and after the game told reporters that he was feeling as good as he had in years and would be more than ready when his number is called at Lambeau. Although it must be taken in to consideration that they have played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Cardinals the previous two weeks, the 49ers have held their last two opponents to a combined 6 points against.
Why To Bet On The Packers
Green Bay always packs a punch in December games within the chilly confines of Lambeau Field, and it should be no different this week coming off their second regulation loss of the season. The Packers weren’t able to get the job done in the running game the way that they wanted to in Atlanta, so expect for them to correct their mistakes by opening things up with the passing game, then pounding the ball through the middle. The Packers trail the Chicago Bears by one game in the NFC North, but can make up that football betting ground with a couple of winnable games at home this week before traveling to take on the Detroit Lions next.
How The Game Will Play Out
The harsh conditions will favor the stronger running game, and with the Packers struggling to move the ball on the ground, the 49ers will take advantage. San Francisco still has the chance to win the division title that they were projected as favorites for, but will need to come out with their biggest win of the year.
49ers Packers Betting Pick: 49ers