Giants vs. 49ers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, New York is favored on the road, as the Giants are getting odds of -2.5 points against the 49ers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 42 points. New York has won three of its last four meetings with the 49ers, but the 49ers have covered the spread in two straight encounters. The public betting in this game has New York getting 60 percent of the wagers on the road. Today’s game takes place from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California and the contest will air live on FOX.
San Francisco is coming off a 20-10 loss at home to the Cardinals last week to fall to 0-9 on the season. The 49ers are 4-5 against the spread this season, failing to cover in their last three games. The 49ers are having a lot of offensive issues, as they are averaging just 15.9 points and 335 yards per game. C.J. Beathard has been the quarterback over the past few weeks. He has thrown for 941 yards and two touchdowns this season to go with four interceptions. Carlos Hyde is leading the offense with 494 rushing yards and four touchdowns. The San Francisco defense is allowing 26.6 points and 392.3 yards per game. The 49ers struggle to stop the run, allowing 135.7 rushing yards per game.
The Giants are coming off a 51-17 loss at home to the Rams last week to fall to 1-7 on the season. New York is 3-5 against the spread this season, but all three covers have come on the road. New York has struggled on offense as well, averaging just 16.1 points and 314.3 yards per game this season. Eli Manning has thrown for 1,820 yards and 12 touchdowns, but also has six interceptions and has been sacked 19 times. Rookie tight end Evan Engram has emerged as the leading receiver with 34 catches for 412 yards and four touchdowns. Orleans Darkwa is the leading rusher with 345 yards on 67 carries. Defensively, the Giants are giving up 25.9 points and 400.3 yards per game. They are allowing 275 passing yards per game. Jason Pierre-Paul is leading the defense with 36 tackles and 4.5 sacks.
Neither team has much momentum, but the Giants have actually played respectably on the road. Their lone win came at Denver by 13 points and they also competed at Philadelphia and Tampa as well. San Francisco just can’t move the ball consistently with Beathard under center. He has struggled a great deal and I expect the Giants defense to step up today after being embarrassed last week.
NFL WEEK 10 PREDICTION: NEW YORK GIANTS -2.5