Pats Favored Over 49ers
Kickoff: 4:10 PM ET CBS
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established New England as a 3-point favorite.
Current public betting information shows that 74% of bettors favor the Patriots at the 49ers.
Top Trends for this game:
NEW ENGLAND is 9-0 ATS (+9.0 Units) in October games over the last 3 seasons.
NEW ENGLAND is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
NEW ENGLAND is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in road lined games over the last 3 seasons.
Key Player Injuries:
[S] Tank Williams IR. - Knee - 08/09/08
[C] Dan Connolly missed last game, %27?%27 - Knee - 09/21/08
[RB] Laurence Maroney missed last game, %27?%27. - Shoulder - 09/21/08
(!) [QB] Tom Brady IR - Knee - 09/07/08
[QB] Alex Smith IR - Shoulder - 09/07/08
[CB] Shawntae Spencer IR - Knee - 09/24/08
[OT] Jonas Jennings missed last game %27?%27 - Shoulder - 09/21/08
Two weeks ago the Patriots looked befuddled on how to stop Ronnie Brown and the Dolphins as they ran all over them using the “Wildcat” formation. New England won’t have to worry about facing that formation this week in San Francisco, however, as 49ers’ offensive coordinator Mike Martz has been reluctant to change his offensive approach since he got into the league. The 49ers will try to spread the Patriot defense out and running underneath crossing routes to neutralize New England’s pass rush. Don’t expect it to work. Bill Belichick isn’t going to allow his team to lose back-to-back games, especially considering the Pats are coming off a bye. We predict the Patriots over the 49ers 17-10.
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