|2013 ESPN Monday Night Football Week 16 Odds: Falcons vs. 49ers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 23 December 2013 14:30|
Falcons vs. 49ers Odds
San Francisco is 10-4 overall, 5-2 at home and 10-4 against the spread. Atlanta is 4-10 overall, 1-6 on the road and 5-9 against the spread. Atlanta has won four of its last five against San Francisco.
Trends show that the Falcons are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 against the 49ers and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 trips to San Francisco.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Francisco is heavily favored at home, as the 49ers have odds of -14 points against the Falcons. The over/under total for the game has been set at 46 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had San Francisco favored by 13.5 points. The spread climbed up to a peak of 16 before falling back to 14. The over/under total opened at 45 points and slowly worked up to 46.
San Francisco is coming off a 33-14 win at Tampa Bay last week. The 49ers have won four straight entering this game and still have a shot at winning the NFC West if they win tonight. San Francisco is posting 316.2 yards per game on offense while the defense is allowing just 300.1 yards per contest. Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 2,690 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for 449 yards and three scores. Frank Gore has added 1,017 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. The defense is being led by NaVorro Bowman, who has 124 tackles with four sacks.
Atlanta is coming off a 27-26 win over the Redskins last week for its second win in three weeks. The Falcons have had their last four games decided by 4 points or less. Atlanta is averaging 341.5 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 386.3 yards per contest. Matt Ryan has thrown for 3,887 yards and 22 touchdowns this season to lead the offense while Harry Douglas has 73 receptions for 963 yards and two scores. The Atlanta defense is being led by Desmond Trufant, who has 65 tackles with two interceptions and 16 pass deflections
In terms of Injuries, San Francisco tight end Vance McDonald (ankle) is doubtful and receiver Jonathan Baldwin (shoulder) is questionable. Atlanta running back Antone Smith (knee) and safety Thomas DeCoud (concussion) are questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the 49ers, as San Francisco is getting 62% of the wagers with odds of -14 points against Atlanta on Monday night.