|2013 FOX NFL Game of the Week Odds & Spread: 49ers vs. Saints|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 15 November 2013 18:00|
49ers vs. Saints Odds
New Orleans is 7-2 overall, 5-0 at home and 6-3 against the spread. San Francisco is 6-3 overall, 3-1 on the road and 6-3 against the spread. The Saints have won six of their last eight against the 49ers.
Trends show that the 49ers have covered in three straight against the Saints, but the Saints are 21-5 against the spread in their last 26 home games. These two have hit the over in 3 of their last 4 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Saints are favored at home, as they have odds of -3.5 points against the 49ers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had New Orleans favored by 2.5 points. The spread quickly climbed up to 3.5 points. The over/under total opened at 47.5 points and held there most of the week before bumping up to 48.
The Saints are coming off a 49-17 win over the Cowboys. New Orleans has alternated wins and losses in its last five games. The Saints are posting 422.7 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing just 317.6 yards per game. Drew Brees has thrown for 3,064 yards and 25 touchdowns to lead the Saints, while Jimmy Graham has 54 catches for 805 yards and 10 scores. Curtis Lofton is leading the defense with 71 tackles and four tackles for loss.
The 49ers are coming off a 10-9 loss to the Panthers. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for San Francisco. The 49ers are averaging 321.6 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is holding opponents to just 316.8 yards per game. Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 1,675 yards and nine touchdowns this year while rushing for 310 yards. Frank Gore has added 700 rushing yards and seven scores. The defense is being led by Eric Reid, who has 40 tackles and three interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, New Orleans safety Roman Harper (knee) and tight end Ben Watson (concussion) are both questionable. San Francisco defensive tackle Ray McDonald (undisclosed) is out for the game while receiver Quinton Patton (foot) is questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New Orleans, as the Saints are getting 87% of the wagers with odds of -3.5 points against San Francisco on Sunday.