San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers - 10/15/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco 49ers (1-4) at Green Bay Packers (2-2-1)
NFL Football: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 8:15 pm (Lambeau Field)
The Line: Green Bay Packers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Green Bay Packers in NFL Week 6 activity from Lambeau Field on “Monday Night Football.”
The Niners enter this game at 1-4 on the season. San Francisco’s lone victory came in Week 2 versus the Lions, but otherwise they’ve fallen to the Vikings, Chiefs, Chargers and Cardinals.
In that Arizona game, 49ers QB CJ Beathard managed 349 yards with two TDs and two INTs, and Alfred Morris led the rush on 61 yards from 18 carries. George Kittle topped the Niners receivers with 83 yards off five grabs.
Over on the Packers’ side, they’re currently 2-2-1 this year. Green Bay put up a comeback win over the Bears in Week 1, then tied the Vikings before falling to the Redskins and shutting out the Bills. The most recent Packers game was a 31-23 loss to the Lions.
In that Detroit game, Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers managed 442 yards with three TDs, and Aaron Jones logged 40 yards off seven carries. Tops in receiving was Davante Adams, with 140 yards and a score from nine catches.
The 49ers are 25-6 ATS in their last 31 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five in Week 6. San Fran is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 in October and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, the Packers are 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 in October and 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall. Green Bay is 1-6 ATS in their last seven versus the NFC and the over is 21-5 in their last 26 versus the NFC.
The 49ers are something of a mess right now, and can’t seem to do much of anything with consistency. On the whole, San Fran is scoring quite a bit, but then again so is just about everyone in the league. The issue here is going to be with defense.
Defending the Packers might not be as difficult a concept as usual, with Rodgers banged up and speculation rampant about his injury. (Though he is still putting up great numbers.) I’m not saying the 49ers will win here, but getting in on that relatively thick line doesn’t seem like something that’s out of reach for them.