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Packers vs. 49ers Odds, Betting Trends: Early Money Moving NFC Championship Game Spread


Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images. Pictured: Richard Sherman #25 of the San Francisco 49ers talks with the defense

  • Early betting action is moving the spread for Sunday's Packers vs. 49ers NFC Championship Game (6:40 p.m. ET, FOX).
  • Learn how one-sided money is already moving this number.

After a convincing win over the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round, the San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.

Aaron Rodgers was brilliant against the Seahawks to carry the Packers to victory, but oddsmakers still gave San Francisco respect, evidenced by the 7-point opening spread.

To put this in perspective, the Niners closed as juiced-up 3-point favorites against the Packers back on Nov. 24 — a game San Fran won handily, 37-8.

Odds as of Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET and via PointsBet.

So, is Sunday’s full-touchdown NFC Championship Game spread an overreaction? Or does the betting market still think San Francisco is the smart play at this price?

Using The Action Network’s betting data, let’s examine how early money is already moving Packers vs. 49ers odds.

Packers vs. 49ers Odds, Betting Trends

At the time of writing, 61% of bettors are backing San Francisco, but it’s our real money percentages that tell the story so far.

Not only are the majority of tickets laying the points with Jimmy G and the Niners, but 66% of the money has also landed on that side of the spread.

This steady money has been enough to drive this line off the key number of -7 and up to -7.5.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track sharp action across the betting market, have yet to trigger any smart money indicators on this game, so the line movement is likely due to one-sided money overall, as opposed to a sudden influx of professional wagers.

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