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Packers vs 49ers Predictions for NFC Championship Game

Mike Esposito
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks downfield vs. the Vikings in the NFC Divisional Round.
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks downfield vs. the Vikings in the NFC Divisional Round. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

NFL Playoff Predictions 2020

The Green Bay Packers will look to punch their ticket to Super Bowl LIV when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game this Sunday, Jan. 19. It won't be easy for Aaron Rodgers and company, however, as the Niners are currently 7.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're thinking about making a wager on this game, it's always wise to consider what some of the industry experts are saying first. With that in mind, here are a few expert predictions for this weekend's NFC Championship Game between the Packers and 49ers.

Packers vs 49ers Predictions

Sporting News
Tadd Haislop, of Sporting News, is picking the underdog Packers to both win outright and cover the spread, predicting a slim final score, 27-24, in the visitors' favor.

Bleacher Report
Meanwhile, Jake Rill, of Bleacher Report, predicts San Francisco will defeat Green Bay on Sunday. However, he offered neither a prediction for the final score nor spread.

ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) Matchup Predictor
The ESPN FPI Matchup Predictor strongly favors the 49ers in this one, giving the home team a 71.9 percent chance of beating the Packers outright.

Overall, two of the three experts highlighted above are predicting San Francisco will win outright, with one expert backing Green Bay to both win outright and cover a 7.5-point spread.

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