Packers vs. 49ers Weather Forecast: Will Wind Bite Bettors in NFC Championship Game?
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- The Packers vs. 49ers over/under has settled in at 46.5 points across sportsbooks heading into the final hour before kickoff.
- The weather forecast for the NFC Championship Game is calling for warm temperatures at Levi's Stadium.
- We outline the detailed forecast for Santa Clara and whether winds will have an affect on scoring.
Not only is the NFL season winding down, but we’re also in the dead of winter, meaning weather can have a serious impact on the games themselves and for bettors.
In fact, both of today’s conference championship matchups will be played outdoors and at the mercy of the elements.
In the NFC, San Francisco will host Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
While California isn’t exactly synonymous with winter weather, windy conditions aren’t that uncommon at Levi’s Stadium, with two of the 49ers’ nine home games this season experiencing double-digit breezes.
According to Bet Labs, NFL games played in winds of at least 10 mph have finished under the closing total 56% of the time since 2003.
With this in mind, let’s take a detailed look at the Packers vs. 49ers weather forecast and what it means for bettors.
Packers vs. 49ers Weather Forecast
There is very little to the Packers vs. 49ers forecast, which is a good sign for over bettors.
Temperatures in the 50s are expected at Levi’s Stadium with extremely calm 2-mph winds blowing throughout the game.
Unsurprisingly, sharp bettors took a position on the over earlier this week.
This isn’t to say that bettors should immediately look to the over specifically due to the forecast. However, anyone considering the over shouldn’t let the potential for poor weather concern them.