Packers vs. 49ers Prediction, Odds, and Picks for the Divisional Round: Can Jordan Love Pull Off Another Upset?

Can Jordan Love lead Green Bay to another upset win over an NFC contender? We break it down in our Packers vs. 49ers prediction, where we give out a best bet.

The Green Bay Packers pulled off a shocking upset in the Wild Card Round, dismantling the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington. Now, they’ll be traveling to the Bay Area to face the San Francisco 49ers, hoping to eliminate the other top-seeded team in the NFC.

In our Packers vs. 49ers prediction, we analyze the matchup and give out our favorite bet on the game. But first, let’s take a look at the Packers vs. 49ers betting odds.

Packers vs. 49ers Odds

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  • Spread
    49ers -10
  • Moneyline
    Packers +380, 49ers -500
  • Total
    50.5

Packers vs. 49ers Prediction

What stood out the most in the Packers’ upset win over the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round was how explosive their offense looked, particularly Jordan Love.

On Sunday, Love was sensational, going 16 of 21 with 272 passing yards and three touchdowns. If not for an incompletion on his final throw of the game with 2:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, Love would have finished the day with a perfect passer rating. By EPA/play, it was the best performance by a quarterback in a playoff game since 2000.

As a unit, the Packers’ offense scored 41 points (not including Darnell Savage’s pick-six) and generated 415 yards. In addition to Love, the stars of the game were Aaron Jones and Romeo Doubs. Jones rushed for 118 yards and scored three times, while Doubs had six receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown.

While the San Francisco 49ers have a better defense than the Cowboys and won’t lay an egg quite like they did on Sunday, this Packers offense seems matchup-proof at the moment.

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This dates back to even before Sunday’s game, as they were one of the best offenses in the NFL during the regular season, finishing top 10 in yards per play, DVOA, EPA/play, and success rate. Unfortunately for the Packers’ defense, however, they’ll be facing the top-ranked offense in each of those categories.

Even though they were very effective in stopping the Cowboys’ offense and causing turnovers before garbage time on Sunday, I’m not expecting the Packers’ defense to have the same success two weeks in a row.

Kyle Shanahan’s unit is near-unstoppable when Brock Purdy has Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, and Trent Williams all in the lineup, except for the Ravens game when they had five turnovers.

Given the explosiveness of both of these offenses, I’m expecting this to be a high-scoring game. It might be a square pick to be buying high on Love and this Packers offense when their stock is at an all-time high, but we have a large enough sample size to completely buy in.

The total is currently at 50.5 which is just below a key number of 51 points. If you like the over now, I suggest you take it before it potentially goes up.

Packers vs. 49ers Prediction: Over 50.5 points (-110 at ESPN BET)

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