3 Most Enticing Long Shot Prop Bets for Packers vs 49ers NFC Championship Game

Jason Schandl
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This year's NFC Championship matchup is set, with the Green bay Packers checking in as 7.5-point underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers, per FanDuel Sportsbook.

In addition to the typical betting lines available on the game's result, there are plenty of great prop bets to target this week.

If you're looking for an especially high potential payout, these long shot prop bets look like interesting ones ahead of Sunday's matchup.

1. Winning Margin (10-Point Bands): Green Bay Packers 11-20 (+1400)

Aaron Jones runs the ball against the Vikings.
Aaron Jones runs the ball against the Vikings. / Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

We get some nice long odds on this prop because the Packers are big underdogs to start with. The makeup of these teams suggests that if the Packers do score an upset it could be by a sizable margin, though. The Packers' D has struggled against the run this year, ranking 26th in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, but they rank 10th against the pass. If the 49ers are forced to stay pass-heavy playing from behind in the second half, the Packers defense could come up bigger than expected, giving them an opportunity to expand on a lead. On the other side of the coin, the 49ers also rank worse against the run (11th) than the pass (2nd), so taking a more run-heavy shift playing with a lead could also help the Packers put this game out of reach.

2. George Kittle Scores the 1st and 2nd TDs (+5500)

George Kittle celebrates a touchdown against the Rams in Week 16.
George Kittle celebrates a touchdown against the Rams in Week 16. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Of course, favored by over a touchdown, the 49ers could also get off to a quick start and never look back. They'd be able to shift to a run-heavy approach with a lead, but to start the matchup the game flow will be neutral. Despite having missed two games this season, George Kittle leads the team in red zone targets (20) and targets from inside the 10-yard line (11), including the postseason. Kittle has just five touchdowns on the year, which helps explain why these odds are as long as they are, but with the heavy workload in high-leverage situations, there could be some value here.

3. 1st Touchdown / Match Winner Double - Tevin Coleman / San Francisco 49ers (+800)

Tevin Coleman runs the ball in the divisional round.
Tevin Coleman runs the ball in the divisional round. / Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

If you're looking for something a little more likely to pay out than that Kittle prop, you can also double down on the 49ers being favorites and the Packers' struggles against the run. Tevin Coleman seemed to reclaim the Niners' lead back role in the Divisional Round, leading the team with 22 carries. As mentioned above, the Packers really struggle to defend the run, and if the favored 49ers find the end zone first, Green Bay is really going to be fighting an uphill battle to come back.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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