|2012 NBC Sunday Night Football Odds & Spread: 49ers vs. Patriots|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 16 December 2012 14:00|
49ers vs. Patriots Odds
FOXBORO, MA (The Spread) – It’s a potential Super Bowl matchup on NBC Sunday Night Football, as the Patriots host the 49ers at 8:25PM ET.
SAN FRANCISCO: The 49ers are coming off a 27-13 win over the Dolphins at home. They have now won three of their last four games and hold a 1½-game lead in the NFC West standings. San Francisco was once again led by its defense, which held Miami to 227 total yards and 94 rushing yards. The 49ers have the top defense in the league, allowing just 14.2 points per game, 275.5 total yards per game and 90.8 rushing yards per contest. San Francisco didn’t have a great outing on offense against the Dolphins, racking up just 321 total yards. Rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 185 yards on 18 of 23 passing while rushing for 53 yards on six carries. His big play was a 50-yard touchdown run latte in the game to lock up the win.
NEW ENGLAND: The Patriots are coming off an impressive, 42-14, win over the Texans on Monday Night Football. New England has now won seven straight to get to 10-3 on the season. The Pats are just one game back of the Texans for first place in the entire AFC and have already locked up the AFC East championship. In Monday’s win, Tom Brady was solid once again, going 21 of 35 passing for 296 yards and four touchdowns. Brady has thrown for at least one touchdown in each game this year and has 29 total touchdowns to just four interceptions for the season. The Pats held Houston to 323 yards defensively on Monday night. They also held the Texans to only 100 rushing yards and held Arian Foster to 46 yards on 15 carries.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Patriots are 4.5-point favorites versus the 49ers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46 points. San Francisco is 9-3-1 on the season, 4-2 on the road and 8-5 against the spread. New England is 10-3 overall, 5-1 at home and 8-5 against the spread.
TRENDS: The 49ers are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf. The Patriots are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous contest. San Francisco has hit the under in 4 of their last 5 road games.