3 Best Aaron Rodgers Prop Bets for 49ers vs Packers Divisional Round Game
By Larry Rupp
The Green Bay Packers are on the cusp of making their third straight NFC Championship appearance. However, they will need to take care of business against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday first. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sure to play one of the biggest roles in this Divisional Round matchup.
With that being said, here are three of the best Aaron Rodger prop bets for this highly-anticipated NFC clash, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Aaron Rodgers Prop Bets
1. Passing Yards: Over 265.5 (-114)
Don't get it twisted, this is a sharp line. Aaron Rodgers is averaging 257.2 passing yards per game on the year and has cashed the over on this number in exactly half of his 16 starts. It's worth noting that the reigning NFL MVP is a different beast in the do-or-die games, though. Rodgers averages 270.0 passing yards per game in the postseason and surpassed 285 yards through the air in six of his last seven playoff starts. He just barely missed this number when he faced the 49ers back in Week 3 (261 yards). Don't expect him to do that again.
2. Rushing Yards: Under 7.5 (-122)
It's interesting to see this number at 7.5 given Rodgers has rushed for less than eight yards in 10 of his 16 starts this year. The 38-year-old also didn't register a single yard on the ground when he faced San Francisco in the regular season. Rodgers knows that his best work comes from within the pocket and rarely has to scramble. He gets the ball out quick and lets his receivers do the work. Keep in mind that Rodgers has accounted for a combined total of -3 rushing yards in his last three playoff starts. All signs point to the under here.
3. Pass Attempts: Over 34.5 (-114)
This one is tough because the Packers could easily abandon the passing game if they can build a solid lead on Saturday. Although, the 49ers have developed a knack for playing close games. Rodgers is averaging 33.2 pass attempts per game this season, but that number jumps to 35.5 when looking at his playoff passing stats. In fact, Rodgers has racked up at least 35 pass attempts in eight of his last nine postseason starts. It's clear that the Packers are only going to go as far as their NFL MVP quarterback can take them. Simply put, Rodgers could attempt 40-plus passes in this one.
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