Giants vs. 49ers Total Prediction
Week 10 wraps up on Monday night in Santa Clara where the San Francisco 49ers will host the New York Giants at 8:15 p.m. ET. With the total moving nearly two full points off the opening number, what’s the best bet when it comes to the over/under?
275 New York Giants at 276 San Francisco 49ers
8:15 p.m. ET, Monday, November 12
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the 49ers are 3-point favorites to beat the Giants. The total, meanwhile, sits at 45 points. As of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets are on the Giants to cover the point spread.
New York Giants
Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Eli Manning will start Monday night against the 49ers. This was the expectation after Shurmur called Manning "our quarterback" during the bye week, and but the coach was careful not to promise anything beyond this week. "He’s starting Monday. You guys roll with that how you want," Shurmur said. "The idea is he’ll get on a run here and there’s no decision to be made." With Manning's time in New York almost certainly coming to a close, it makes sense for the tanking Giants to see what Kyle Lauletta can do at some point this season.
San Francisco 49ers
Nick Mullens will be the 49ers' Week 10 starter at quarterback against the Giants. Let Mullens Mania commence. It will be the second-year UDFA's second-consecutive primetime start. We would caution that Mullens could not possibly be as good against the Giants as he was vs. the embarrassing, tanking, unwatchable Raiders, but the G-Men are almost as packed in as Oakland. With coach Kyle Shanahan calling the plays, Mullens will be worth a QB2 dice roll. We would consider the 49ers' quarterback situation week to week for the foreseeable future.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 6-2 in the Giants’ last eight conference games, is 11-4 in their last 15 games overall and 5-2 in their last seven road games.
The over is 4-0 in the 49ers’ last four games coming off a win but the under is 15-5 in their last 20 games played in the month of November.
Neither offense inspires a ton of confidence when it comes to putting the ball in the end zone, as the Giants rank 27th in the NFL at 18.8 points per game and the 49ers are 18th, scoring 23 points per contest. That said, Manning has been a different quarterback on the road this year compared to at home, throwing for 1,022 yards and five touchdowns in his last three games away from MetLife Stadium. Along with a porous offensive line, Eli is the biggest issue right now with New York’s offense but if he plays well, the Giants do have some offensive firepower. Meanwhile, Mullens thrived in Kyle Shanahan’s offense a week ago against Oakland and while New York has a better defense than the Raiders, nobody will confuse the Giants with the ’85 Bears.
NFL Week 10 Prediction: Giants/49ers over 45