San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers: Betting Odds, Preview and Pick

September 9, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year’s two top seeds in the NFC clash in a potential playoff preview when the Green Bay Packers host the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field.
And if past performance dictates future events, the Packers will cover the spread here in Week 1 as a five-point home favorite at almost every sportsbook.
"The Packers have been one of the league's best teams as a home favorite and they have won and covered five straight season openers," explained Jack Randall, a handicapping analyst at OddsShark.com.
Indeed, the chart shows Green Bay at 24-12-2 ATS as home chalk since the 2006 season. But the 49ers have also been a good Week 1 bet at 6-2-1 ATS in the past nine seasons.
In 2011, it was everything but the finish for the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay followed up its 2010 Super Bowl with a magnificent regular season in 2011, flirting with perfection with a 15-1 straight-up record with an 11-5 ATS record as well.
Expected to defend their Super Bowl title come playo...

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