Packers vs. 49ers history and head-to-head betting trends: GB holds slight ATS edge in historic NFL Playoff rivalry

The Packers and 49ers will meet for a record 10th time in the postseason in Saturday’s NFL divisional playoffs at Levi’s Stadium. That’s right, no other NFL teams have faced each other as many times in the postseason.

The most recent encounter came in the 2022 NFL divisional round, a 13-10 victory for San Francisco. Robbie Gould (pictured above) kicked the game-winning field goal at Lambeau Field. 

The 49ers hold a slim advantage in the NFL’s most storied playoff rivalry, but the Packers have covered ATS in more games.

Live betting odds for the latest installment of this rivalry have the 49ers at , the Packers at and the total at .

Here we examine the head-to-head record and betting trends for Packers vs. 49ers ahead of Saturday’s 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. 

Packers vs. 49ers head-to-head history

San Francisco is 5-4 SU and 3-4-2 ATS in nine playoff games against Green Bay.

The Packers owned the series early under the direction of QB Brett Favre. The 49ers have won the last four playoff games versus the Packers, going 3-0-1 ATS during that stretch. 

With the majority of these games taking place before current QBs Brock Purdy and Jordan Love had even enrolled in college, it’s hard to draw any conclusions from them about how Saturday will go. 

Date Home score Away score Spread (ATS winner) Total (O/U)
Jan. 9, 1996 Green Bay 27 San Francisco 17 SF -9.5 (GB) 52 (U)
Jan. 4, 1997 San Francisco 14 Green Bay 35 GB -6 (GB) 41.5 (O)
Jan. 11, 1998 San Francisco 10 Green Bay 23 GB -2.5 (GB) 43.5 (U)
Jan. 3, 1999 San Francisco 30 Green Bay 27 SF -3 (Push) 49.5 (O)
Jan. 13, 2002 Green Bay 25 San Francisco 15 GB -3.5 (GB) 42 (U)
Jan. 12, 2013 San Francisco 45 Green Bay 31 SF -3 (SF) 45.5 (O)
Jan. 5, 2014 Green Bay 20 San Francisco 23 SF -3 (Push) 46.5 (U)
Jan. 19, 2020 San Francisco 37 Green Bay 20 SF -8 (SF) 46.5 (O)
Jan. 22, 2022 Green Bay 10 San Francisco 13 GB -5.5 (SF) 47 (U)

Let’s take a look at playoff betting trends for Packers vs. 49ers.  

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Packers vs. 49ers ATS and O/U trends

Check out live Packers vs. 49ers odds for Saturday’s NFL divisional playoff game at top-rated sportsbooks.

The Packers are a big road underdog at on the spread. Depending on how odds fluctuate between now and kickoff, Saturday’s game could see the largest spread in all playoff games between these two teams. 

Green Bay was a 9.5-point home underdog in its first playoff game against San Francisco in 1996. The Packers won the game outright, 27-17.

History doesn’t give us much to go on when it comes to betting on Saturday’s total. The Packers and 49ers have played to the UNDER in five of nine games. The UNDER and OVER have alternated in every playoff game between these two teams from 1996 to 2022.  

The most recent playoff meeting between the Packers and 49ers was the lowest scoring game in the series. San Francisco’s 13-10 win in the 2022 NFL Divisional round game closed way UNDER the total of 47.

It was a different story in 2013 when the 49ers rolled over the Packers, 45-31, in the highest scoring game of the series with a total of 45.5. Over bettors rejoiced as San Francisco nearly cashed that wager on its own.   

Recent Packers vs. 49ers ATS results in regular season  

The Packers and 49ers faced each other four times in the regular season from 2018-2021. Here are SU & ATS results for those games. 

  • 2018: Packers 33 49ers 30 (SF covers +9; O 46.5)
  • 2019: 49ers 37 Packers 8 (SF covers -3; U 48)
  • 2020: Packers 34 49ers 17 (GB covers -6; O 48.5)
  • 2021: Packers 30 49ers 28 (GB covers +3 O 50.5) 

How to Watch Packers vs. 49ers

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Place: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • TV: FOX

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