San Francisco 49ers (6-3) at New Orleans Saints (7-2)
Kickoff: Sunday, at 4:25PM Eastern
Line: New Orleans -3 Total: 48
It’s a contest between two teams that are still hoping to get into the playoffs. When the New Orleans Saints host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, both teams will be trying to convince the sports betting public that they are contenders. Early in the season, fans of the 49ers were expecting great things. When they play the Saints this Sunday, however, the 49ers will be a 3 point underdogs.
The Saints have been dominating the NFC South, pulling ahead of the Carolina Panthers. New Orleans’ offense has been consistently productive in the 2013 NFL football wagering season, averaging 29.4 points and 422.7 yards per game. Quarterback Drew Brees has been completing 68 percent of his passes, throwing for 3.064 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. New Orleans’ defense has improved this year, and now they only allowing opponents 18.1 points and 317.6 yards per game. Could the Saints go all the way this season? This game might convince skeptical online sportsbook bettors.
49ers fans want to believe that San Francisco is still just as tough as they ever were, and that they will be a force to reckon with at the end of the season. San Francisco is generating 25.2 points and 321.6 yards per game. QB Colin Kaepernick has completed 56.4 percent of his passes, throwing for 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He has also rushed for 310 yards and 3 touchdowns. On the ground, Frank Gore has claimed 700 yards and 7 touchdowns this year. San Fran’s defense is giving up 17.2 points and 316.8 yards per game. In the NFC West, San Francisco is behind Seattle, and they will face them soon.
These two teams may have productive offenses, but most online oddsmakers feel the best defense could decide this one. In their last 5 games on the road, the 49ers are 4-1 against the spread. They are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games, and in their last 8 road games, against a team with winning record at home, they are 7-1. The Saints are 5-1 against the spread when playing against the NFC. They are 15-7 against the spread after a victory, and 21-5 against the spread in their last 26 home games. At YouWager, the Saints are 3 point favorites. The Total is 48. Game time on Sunday afternoon is 4:25PM Eastern.