SF 49ERS vs GB Packers: 10/15/2018

Monday Night Football: 8:15 on ESPN

The Green Bay Packers are .500 through the first games this year. How is that possible since they played an odd number of games? They have a rare NFL tie. They sit at 2-2-1, which puts them tied for 2nd with the Vikings in the NFC North, who are both below the 3-1 Bears. Ironically, the Packers gave the Bears their only defeat this season so far back in week 1, a game Chicago lost more than Green Bay won.

The Packers will host the 1-4 San Francisco 49ers, who have yet to win on the road this season. Green Bay should easily win this game. They are a huge 9.5-point favorite and are -450 with the money line. San Francisco is +350. GB QB Aaron Rodgers is having seemingly a down year for his standards, but he still has 10 TDs vs only 1 interception. The Packers are scoring just 23 points per game this year.

SF QB Jimmy Garoppolo is done for the season, and with it any hopes for the 49ers to really go anywhere this year. SF has some history on their side, though, with a 9 game Monday Night Football winning streak, so Mondays do seem to bring out the best in them. But I think the streak won't reach 10. It's hard to tell if Green Bay will turn it around this year, but at least for Monday's game, I think they get out to an early lead and never look back, probably eclipsing the 30-point mark for the first time this season.

The over/under is 46.5 points. I can see this one being something like 34-20, so I would say there will be a little more scoring than anticipated.  Monday night from Green Bay, WI. Kickoff is 5:15 PT Eastern.