When the Packers (1-1) journey to tackle the 49ers (2-0) on NBC’s “Sunday Evening Soccer” (8:20 p.m. ET) within the penultimate sport of NFL Week 3 in 2021, they are going to be seeking to keep scorching after successful final Monday evening at house vs. Detroit. San Francisco dealt with Detroit properly in Week 1 and adopted that by beating Philadelphia in a a lot lower-scoring sport in Week 2.
The 49ers ought to be pumped for his or her house opener in prime time. The Packers will hope for a significantly better street outcome than their clunker vs. the Saints in Jacksonville in Week 1.
Will Inexperienced Bay keep on observe and get above .500 or will San Francisco pull off one other gritty shut victory to stay undefeated?
This is every part to learn about betting on Packers vs. 49ers in Week 3, together with up to date odds, traits and our prediction for “Sunday Evening Soccer.”
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Packers vs. 49ers odds for ‘Sunday Evening Soccer’
- Unfold: 49ers by 3
- Over/underneath: 50.5
- Moneyine: Packers +136, 49ers -162
(betting odds per FanDuel Sportsbook)
The road has been round a discipline purpose in San Francisco’s favor, that means it provides up solely to its home-field benefit over Inexperienced Bay. That is regardless of the 49ers’ main working again and appreciable defensive accidents coming into the sport.
Packers vs. 49ers all-time collection
The Packers maintain a 37-32-1 edge after successful 34-17 at San Francisco vs. a really injury-riddled 49ers group final Nov. 5. Earlier than then the 49ers beat the Packers within the common season (37-8) and playoffs (37-20) throughout their Tremendous Bowl 54 run. The Packers have gained three of 5 whereas the 49ers have six of 9.
Three traits to know
—64 p.c of unfold bettors just like the 49ers to deal with their small quantity at house given their latest sturdy historical past towards the Packers when wholesome.
—74 p.c of over/underneath bettors assume the overall is simply too low given the red-hot potential nature of each offenses.
—The Packers are 8-2 straight up and 6-4 towards the unfold of their previous 10 video games, together with playoffs. That features six video games going over. The 49ers are 4-6 SU and 4-6 of their previous 10 video games going again to final season.
Three issues to look at
Who wil run the ball for the 49ers?
Rookie Elijah Mitchell (shoulder-doubtful) is a longshot to play. Raheem Mostert, JaMycal Hasty and Jeff Wilson Jr. aren’t obtainable with numerous accidents. Rookie Trey Sermon (concussion) is cleared to play however the group additionally added former Bengals’ ex-XFL mission Jacques Patrick and former Lion Kerryon Johnson. The 49ers want to seek out the best mixture to take advantage of the Packers’ entrance seven weak point. Which may the embrace the working of first-round rookie QB Trey Lance as a wrinkle to pivot away from common starter Jimmy Garoppolo, more than likely within the crimson zone.
Who will cease extensive receiver Davante Adams for the 49ers?
The defensive backfield can also be a priority for San Francisco. High cornerback Jason Verrett is out for the season. Richard Sherman is not on the group. Emmanuel Moseley is hurting. The group can also be hoping Josh Norman can faucet into some type of his previous self. Backside line: Adams, Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 goal, can crush them in protection all evening.
Will the Packers be wonderful working the ball once more?
The Packers bought impatient towards the Saints and game-planned themselves out of a wanted balanced assault. Then they took what the protection gave them in Detroit, as two-high security appears to be like from the Lions prompted the Packers to gash them with loads of Aaron Jones working and short-area receiving. Rodgers will probably be tempted for the big-play pictures to Adams, however the 49ers additionally ought to present further assist deep excessive to assist comprise these, sustaining loads of room for Jones to do his factor.
Stat that issues
106.9. That is Rodgers’ profession passer ranking in eight regular-season video games towards the 49ers. He has a 5-3 report and thrown for 18 TDs with solely 2 INTs, averaging 292 passing yards per sport. There is a notion he is struggled towards the group from San Francisco, solely 139 miles away from his hometown of Chicago. However he is performed quite properly as standard, nonetheless maybe upset about being handed up for Alex Smith at No. 1 total within the 2005 draft.
Packers vs. 49ers prediction
The 49ers have been lucky they’re 2-0 as an alternative of 0-2. They discovered simply sufficient protection in Week 1 and simply sufficient offense in Week 2. They will nonetheless take management fo the NFC West, however it is going to be an inconsistent season towards prime groups and so they can relaxation assured the Rams even have their arms full towards the Buccaneers.
The Packers have a lot to take advantage of with Rodgers and Jones. The 49ers, a wild card with the bottom assault, will see prime wideout Deebo Samuel contained by cornerback Jaire Alexander. Tight finish George Kittle will do loads of harm with Garoppolo, nevertheless it will not be fairly sufficient to stave off the gentle upset.
Packers 27, 49ers 24