49ers vs. Patriots Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Patriots are 6-point favorites versus the 49ers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 47.5 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.
Line Movement: Opening odds had the Patriots favored by just 4 points. The spread never got lower than that, and hit a peak of 7 points during the week before closing at New England -6. The over/under total opened at 48 points. It hit a peak of 48.5 points and a low of 46 during the week before closing at 48.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 70% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Patriots with odds of -6 points against the 49ers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Week 15 Free Pick: Take New England. According to latest NFL trends, the 49ers are 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game while New England is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after playing on Monday Night Football. The 49ers aren’t quite the same team on the road that they are at home and the Patriots have found a new level of play, winning four straight by seven points or more. The New England defense should be able to contain Colin Kaepernick while their offense will find ways to score on the 49ers defense. It may not be as pretty as it was against Houston, but New England will look to make a statement against San Francisco and stamp itself as the Super Bowl favorite.
2012 NFL WEEK 15 FREE PICK: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -6