San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick

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San Francisco 49ers
vs.
New Orleans Saints

Date/Time: November 25th, 4:25 P.M. ET

Television: FOX

NFL Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: San Francisco -1

Total: 49

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NFL Betting Game Trends

San Francisco 49ers

  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
  • San Francisco is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
  • San Francisco is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
  • San Francisco is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing New Orleans

New Orleans Saints

  • New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against San Francisco
  • New Orleans is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’s last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans’s last 15 games

 

Game Overview

The New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers are very likely going to be playoff foes down the line in this postseason, and if that’s the case, this is going to make for a great preview to that on Thanksgiving Sunday, as the two meet up in NFL betting action in the Bayou.

What’s the definition of the “hot hand?” That’s the question for Head Coach Jim Harbaugh right now, as he says that he is going to go with the starting quarterback that has the so called, “hot hand” on Sunday afternoon in the Crescent City. In all likelihood, that sounds like QB Collin Kaepernick to us, as the second year man out of Nevada was fantastic last week against the Chicago Bears and their vaunted defense. However, we still have a difficult time benching QB Alex Smith when he really has done nothing wrong, especially knowing that the club has had all sorts of success over the course of the last two years. Still, the ultimate way that the 49ers win games is with defense. This unit was flat out awesome on Monday Night Football last week against the Bears, but the test is going to be severely harder this time around against the Saints and their powerful offense.

QB Drew Brees promised the media after the team’s 0-4 start to the season that he was going to get this team playing well once again. He never promised the playoffs, but that was the insinuation in truth. He has done his job for sure, throwing for 3,066 yards and 28 TDs in just 10 games this year, and he is on a pace to threaten the 5,000 yard mark once again. Brees has at least one TD pass now in 52 straight games, and he has at least two scores in each of his last eight. In six of his last seven, Brees has put together a quarterback rating of at least 109. That’s just out of this world. There are still clearly some problems that need to be resolved with the defense, though. Even for as good as the offense is, the defense has made it that the team has actually been outgained this year in all but two games. The scoring average has gone down over the course of the last few weeks, but the root of the problem still remains. This team needs a makeover defensively that it just isn’t going to get.

Prediction

Remember last Thanksgiving when the 49ers and the Ravens played against each other? It was the one game last year in which San Francisco really looked vulnerable, and it was perhaps what set the blueprint for others to give the Niners hassles over the course of the year. This is a game that feels a lot like that one, just with an offensive tone, not a defensive one. New Orleans 31 – San Francisco 17

Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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