It’s something of a grudge match.
The Green Bay Packers face the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night in a rematch of the NFC Championship game. In last year’s playoffs, the 49ers ran roughshod over the Packers, rushing for 285 yards and earning a Super Bowl berth with a 37-20 victory.
So it’s a revenge game for Green Bay.
And thanks to FanDuel Sportsbook, new users can choose either side of it with 100-1 odds in a big-time Thursday Night Football promotion.
Green Bay is favored over a banged-up 49ers team
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers grew up in Northern California and will be returning home for Thursday night’s game. His team is a 7-point favorite over a Niners squad that will be missing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, standout tight end George Kittle and a few others (receivers Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and offensive tackle Trent Williams) on Thursday night due to COVID-19 protocols.
On the moneyline, Green Bay is -295, and the spread is currently -6.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook. (Other books have GB at -7.)
Big-time promotion pushes odds to 100-1 for either team
But even with the bigger spread, the FanDuel promotion for new users could push the odds to 100-1 for the Packers. Or, if you happen to like the Niners, you can grab those same odds on their side. Here’s the fine print:
- Who: New users only
- When: This is LIVE NOW through kickoff on Nov. 5 (approx. 8:20 p.m. EST)
- Max bet: $1
- States: NJ, PA, IN, WV, CO, IL
- Platform: This is IN-APP ONLY
- Details: FanDuel says, “We’re offering new users the enhanced odds of 100-1 on their choice of the Packers or 49ers for their Thursday Night Football matchup on Nov. 5!”
- How to claim: New users will need to register and make their first deposit with FanDuel Sportsbook for the offer to appear. This will also be the top market when users sign into the app.
- For desktop users, there will be a post-registration interstitial that pops up instructing users to download the app to claim their offer. Users on mobile will be instructed as usual to download the app to deposit, which will then trigger the market.
And just in case that’s not enough, FanDuel Sportsbook also continues to offer new users a risk-free $1,000 bet. New users just need to register, make a first deposit and then simply place their first real-money wager on FanDuel Sportsbook up to $1,000. If the wager loses, FanDuel will refund the loss in the form of a free bet up to $1,000.
Thursday Night Football kicks off the NFL’s Week 9 schedule
Green Bay and San Francisco will start the Week Nine schedule at 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Fox. In addition to the promotions and traditional spreads, players can find plenty of other wagers on Thursday night.
The game’s over/under is currently 48.5 points. Green Bay’s team total is 28.5 points, while San Francisco’s is listed at 20.5. There are also odds posted for alternate lines, anytime touchdown scorers, halftime/full-time results and a number of other props.
One of them focuses on passing yards for the game’s quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers’ total is listed at 285.5 yards, while Niners QB Nick Mullens has an over/under of 222.5.
Fox Bet offering a number of boosted wagers for TNF
Over at Fox Bet Sportsbook, there is pricing posted for five different bet boosts and several other custom wagers. FanDuel and DraftKings also have a wealth of daily fantasy showdown contests posted for the game.
So in addition to a chance for revenge, the grudge match on Thursday night will bring a whole bunch of betting opportunities.
It’s a rematch of the NFC Championship.
But this season, things are different, with the 5-2 Packers entering as a sizable favorite. And thanks to FanDuel, new users can get them with 100-1 odds.
So the grudge match in San Francisco will give everyone involved plenty to play for.
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Tony Avelar