The NFC Championship is set between two of the league's premier franchises. After an exciting win over the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will now travel to Santa Clara, CA to take on the San Francisco 49ers with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.
If you're looking to place a wager on this one outside of the normal spread or total, here are four of the best prop bets to consider ahead of the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 19.
1. Anytime Touchdown Scorer - Aaron Jones (+115)
Aaron Jones has been a touchdown machine this year, finishing tied for the lead in rushing touchdowns with 16. While Jones didn't get into the end zone earlier this season when the Packers played the 49ers, he is coming off a two-touchdown performance against the Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round Game. Additionally, Jones has a combined seven rushing touchdowns in his last five games.
2. First Touchdown Scorer - George Kittle (+700)
George Kittle is the 49ers top target and he averaged 7.6 targets and 6.1 receptions per game in the regular season, also leading SF in red zone targets (19). In the matchup with the Packers earlier this year, Kittle turned in a monster game, catching all six of his targets for 129 yards and a touchdown. Kittle has had at least seven targets in four of his last five games, including a 17-target performance against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. Assuming the Niners continue to heavily involve him in their game plan, Kittle has a great shot to be the first player to find the end zone.
3. Both Teams to Score 20 Points - Yes (+152)
Yes, the Packers were only able to muster eight points against the 49ers in their last matchup, but the Green Bay offense has been really consistent as of late, scoring 20 or more points in each of its last six games since that loss to San Francisco. The Niners have been doing just as good of a job on offense, scoring at least 22 points in five consecutive games, including a 48-point outburst against the New Orleans Saints. If San Francisco and Green bay can stay hot, both teams certainly have a chance to reach 20 points. The total is set at 45, so FanDuel Sportsbook projects both teams should be right around that range.
4. 2nd Half Race to 5 - Packers (+148)
While the 49ers dominated the last meeting between these two teams, the one area the Packers edged them out was scoring first coming out of halftime. Green Bay also scored first in the third quarter of their last four regular season games. While they didn't score first in the third quarter against the Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round Game, the Packers did quickly answer a Marshawn Lynch touchdown in under three minutes. It's clear the Packers are good at game planning coming out of half time, even in games when they are down big, so regardless of how this game goes in the first half, we could see a poised Packers squad to start the third quarter.
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