The NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs will conclude on Sunday January 12th and on tap in the opener will feature the San Francisco 49ers hitting the road to battle the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers and Panthers will get things started from Carolina at 1:05PM Eastern Time and FOX TV will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NFL playoff odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this NFC Divisional Round playoff game is lined at a pick with an over under lined at 41 points. With the game lined at a pick the return on the money line on either the Carolina Panthers or San Francisco 49ers will be -110 odds.
The 49ers have been a good road team this season as they sport a 7-2 straight up record on the highway. They enter play winners of seven straight games. They were impressive in their NFC Wildcard round as they earned the 23-20 road victory over the Green Bay Packers as they outgained Green Bay over 100 yards total. Prior to the NFC Wildcard the 49ers defeated a pretty good Arizona Cardinals team in week 17 as they earn the 23-20 victory as time expired. San Francisco enters the divisional round of the playoffs ranked as the number three rushing offense in the NFL behind Frank Gore’s running. On defense San Francisco is ranked 7th overall by allowing opponents 318 yards a game. They limit teams to just 17 points a game good for third best in the NFL in scoring defense. Under Jim Harbaugh the 49ers have been outstanding revenging losses. Carolina went into San Francisco and beat the 49ers 10-9 as a +5 point wagering underdog. The 49ers were without wide out Michael Crabtree and tight end Vernon Davis missed the second half of that contest with concussion systems. San Francisco has the experience advantage after successful seasons under Jim Harbaugh. Carolina struggles with their offense this season as the team ranks 25th in overall offense and are 29th and fourth worst in the NFL in passing offense. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been allowed to run more as the goal was to keep him healthy during the regular season and turn him loose once the knockout rounds of the playoffs began.
With our NFL pro football pick for Saturday we will play on the San Francisco 49ers at a pick at the sportsbook.