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Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season will feature a marquee Monday Night Football game on Monday, October 15, 2018 when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers at the Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Kickoff is slated for 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.
The 49ers are led by head coach Kyle Shanahan, cornerback Richard Sherman and defensive lineman DeForest Buckner. San Francisco is coming off a Week 5 loss to the Cardinals, and heads into the game with a 1-4 record.
The Packers are led by head coach Mike McCarthy, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and tight end Jimmy Graham. Green Bay is coming in off a Week 5 loss vs. the Lions, and heads into the game with a 2-2-1 record.
Here’s how our experts see the game playing out.
Zack Rosenblatt: The 49ers are bad. Though the Packers haven’t looked like themselves, losing two of the past three games to underwhelming opponents (Lions, Redskins). Still, Aaron Rodgers should continue to make the 49ers rue the day they picked Alex Smith over him in the draft. Packers bounce back. Packers 34, 49ers 10.
Mike Kaye: The Packers need to make a major statement following a tough loss to the Lions in Week 5. The 49ers have struggled mightily without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ACL) and the likelihood of a turnaround is somewhere between null and void. Green Bay should run away with this game. Packers 40, 49ers 13.
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers look to put last week’s struggles behind them when they face off at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football. Aaron Rodgers passed for 442 yards and three TDs last week at Detroit, but Mason Crosby missed five kicks in a 31-23 loss to the Lions. Niners QB C.J. Beathard was solid against the Cardinals, but couldn’t muster enough points in a 28-18 loss.
In the latest Packers vs. 49ers odds, Green Bay is a 9.5-point favorite at home, up from an opening line of 7.5, while the Over-Under, or total number of points expected to be scored, is 46.5. Before you make any Packers vs. 49ers picks, see what SportsLine’s R.J. White has to say.
White was SportsLine’s most profitable NFL analyst last season and returned $100 bettors a profit of nearly $2,000. The renowned prognosticator has also cashed big in the prestigious Las Vegas SuperContest two of the last three years and now turned his eye toward Monday Night Football. In addition, White is an incredible 19-3 mark on spread picks involving the Packers. That includes a perfect 4-0 this season.
Now, White has analyzed 49ers vs. Packers from every angle and locked in a strong point-spread pick. You can only see it at SportsLine.
White knows Rodgers has been dealing with a knee sprain, but looked healthy against the Lions. The Packers would have won had Pro Bowl kicker Mason Crosby not missed an astonishing four field goals and an extra point in a 31-23 loss. The former NFL MVP has 1,572 yards passing with 10 TDs and one INT. Davante Adams has emerged as one of the league’s top receiving threats, hauling in 37 receptions for 425 yards and four scores, ranking in the top 15 in each category.
While Rodgers and the offense remain in the spotlight, the Packers’ defense has held opponents to just 314 yards per game, fourth-fewest in the NFL. The pass defense is allowing just 209 yards, second-fewest, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads the league with three INTs.
Just because Rodgers’ knee is holding up doesn’t mean they’ll cover a sizable spread on Monday Night Football.
The Niners are just 1-4, but they’ve been in every game before turnovers or other key plays doomed their efforts. They actually out-gained the mighty Chiefs in Week 3 but fell 38-27, were nearly even with the Chargers (368-364) in a 29-27 loss, and last week dominated the Cardinals 447-220 but lost by 10.
Beathard has averaged 324 yards in his two games since replacing Jimmy Garoppolo, with four TDs but also four INTs. The Packers have only four INTs in five games, so if Beathard keeps the ball out of the hands of Green Bay defenders, the Niners have proven they can move up and down the field.
The Niners’ defense has held teams to an average of 348 yards per game, 11th fewest in the NFL.
Week 6 comes to a close on Monday Night Football with a matchup that is not nearly as interesting as it was when the schedule was announced. The Green Bay Packers host the San Francisco 49ers in a primetime matchup that was going to be a showcase of Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Aaron Rodgers. Instead, we get C.J. Beathard in place of an injured Jimmy Garoppolo and a Packers team struggling to get their offense in gear.
The line opened with the Packers installed as a 7.5 point favorite, with a point total of 46.5. It should surprise nobody that movement was fast and furious, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The spread climbed as high as Packers -11, before settling down at 9.5. Some sportsbooks are still offering ten and 10.5, but don’t expect much additional movement the rest of the week. The public money is going to remain on the Packers unless this line gets a big bump, and sportsbooks will simply be left rooting for the 49ers.
The most notable injuries heading into this game are on offense. 49ers running back Matt Breida is doubtful with an ankle sprain. He has been arguably the most valuable player on the 49ers offense to date, and would be a big loss heading into Week 6. Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb did not play in Week 5 due to a hamstring injury, and will be the name to watch on Green Bay’s practice participation reports this week.
the 49ers and Packers for Monday Night Football, they were banking on Jimmy Garoppolo facing Aaron Rodgers. Well, the former is out for the season following surgery to repair a torn ACL and the latter is dealing with a less-severe knee injury.
With Garoppolo out, the 49ers (1-4) have fallen on hard times. They’ve lost three games in a row and will attempt to snap the skid Monday night. Last Sunday, C.J. Beathard threw for a career-high 349 yards against the Cardinals, but it wasn’t enough to come away with the win.
As for Matt Breida, the 49ers running back is questionable for the game with a left ankle sprain. A decision on Breida’s status for the prime time game should be made by 1pm PT on Monday.