|Monday Night Football Odds: Saints 6-Point Favorites Over 49ers|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Monday, 20 September 2010 12:11|
49ers vs Saints Updated Odds
The Monday Night Football matchup in Week 2 features the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints vs. a team in the San Francisco 49ers that’s trying to pick up the pieces from last Sunday.
While the Saints earned a victory in Week 1 over the Vikings, it certainly wasn’t a clean game. They gained 308 total yards of offense and threw for 229, but their high-octane offense only managed two touchdowns and kicker Garrett Hartley missed two field goals.
Of course, at least it was still a win, which is more than the 49ers can say about their effort in Week 1. The Seahawks crushed the Niners 31-6 in Seattle last Sunday, while forcing two turnovers and holding San Fran to only 49 yards rushing. The Niners looked completely out of sync on both sides of the ball and looked befuddled after gaining an early 6-0 lead.
Tonight, the Niners will need a much better defensive effort against one of the best offenses in the league. If SF has the same problems as it did last week, Drew Brees will no doubt pick them apart tonight in the “City by the Bay.”
Line Movement & Updated Odds:
The 49ers opened as 4.5-point home underdogs and the line has steadily moved up from there. It went to +5 during the week, +5.5 over the weekend and now oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have installed the 49ers as a 6-point home underdog. The over/under for tonight’s game has been seat 44 after opening at that same number.
Saints (1-0) at 49ers (0-1)
Kickoff: 8:30PM ET
Location: San Francisco, CA
Venue: Candlestick Park
Opening Odds: Saints –4.5
Current Odds: Saints –6
(View up-to-the-minute odds on our official NFL Odds Page)
Over/Under Open: 44
Over/Under Current: 44
Projected Weather by Game Time:
The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams in San Francisco. The Saints are 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings in San Fran and 10-2 in their last 12 meetings with the Niners overall. The favorite is also 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings.
Jonathan Vilma is dealing with a groin injury, but he’s been able to practice and is probable to play for the Saints tonight. 49ers’ receiver Ted Ginn hurt his knee and hasn’t been able to practice, while center Eric Heitmann (fibula) has already been ruled out and tight end Delanie Walker hasn’t been able to practice either. Patrick Willis (knee), Adam Snyder (illness) and Ahmad Brooks (elbow) were all able to practice this week.
As of this morning, 79% of the 55,246 wagers that have been placed on this game favor the Saints -6.