NFL Betting Lines: 49ers vs Packers Week 13 Odds

December 4th, 2010 by

niners vs packersThe San Francisco Forty-Niners have suffered from lack of decent QB-play more acutely than any other team in the NFL betting odds competition. With only about 8-9 truly ‘good’ QBs in the league most teams suffer from mediocre play under center. But the Niners feel the pain the most because this is a team that a pro-bowler in the backfield, at the receiver position, a talented young O-line and potentially one of the best defenses in the NFL if could ever get a few minutes to rest.

The only thing the Niners team is missing for success is an above average QB. And it may have just found their above average signal caller in the former Ohio State standout Troy Smith. Smith’s numbers have been (207.2 ypg, 3 TDs, 2 INTs) decent but in the one stat column that means the most (win-loss) they’ve been superb: 3-1.

This weekend the 4-7 Niners will travel to the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field to take on the 7-4 Packers.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global opened with the Packers as a 9-point favorite with an over/under total at 41.5.

Nine points in a December game is huge, especially between two teams competing for division titles. Even with the loss of San Fran’s best player, RB Frank Gore, that seems like a very wide gulf.

The Packers are coming off a very tough road loss to an excellent Falcons squad (9-2) and will be at their best as they try and keep pace with the NFC North leading Bears (8-3). The Pack is also 4-1 at home and in December it’s all but impossible for visitors to win at Lambeau.

But at the same time the Niners are team that after losing its first 5 games has gone 4-6 and won 3 of its past 4 games. With Smith under center this team is playing with a lot of confidence and RB Brian Westbrook looks to be a perfect fit for its offensive schemes.

Green Bay is a better team, of that there’s no doubt, but it doesn’t seem like it’s 9 points better than Niners squad that will be playing for potential shot at the division lead (currently just 1.0 game back) this weekend.

Pick the Niners to cover the sports betting spread but likely fall short of the outright win.

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