San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 9/25/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-1)
The Denver Broncos (1-1) are welcoming the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday. Denver opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is 46.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this game 1-1 this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the 49ers played the Seahawks and notched a win by a score of 27-7. Jimmy Garoppolo finished 13/21 with 154 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 100.1 and finished the game with no picks. Brandon Aiyuk had an average of 12.6 yards per catch by tallying 63 yards on 5 receptions. Jeff Wilson was the leader on the ground for the 49ers with 18 carries for 84 yards (4.7 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they had 70 plays which gave them 373 yds. The San Francisco 49ers rushed the ball a total of 45 different times and accumulated 189 yds, which is an average of 4.2 yds per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the 49ers gave up 36 yds on 14 tries, which is 2.6 yards per run allowed. San Francisco allowed 24 completions on 31 tries for a total of 180 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.4%.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the San Francisco 49ers have an average of 18.5 PPG. As a team they average 182.5 yards on the ground which is 4th in the NFL. The 49ers have attained 704 total yards for the year. San Francisco has accrued 13 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 13 infractions for 125 yds. They have surrendered the football 2 different times (1 interception and 1 fumble lost). When it comes to notching touchdowns, San Francisco has compiled 1 touchdown in the air and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning passing yardage, the 49ers have surrendered 285 yards which puts them in 1st in football. They have surrendered 142.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. Overall, they are granting 210.0 yards per outing ranking them 1st in the National Football League. They have yielded 2 touchdowns by air and 1 touchdown via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.6 yards per rush and 67.5 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. For the season, they have given up 135 yards via the ground game in 2 games. The 49ers sit in 3rd in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 13.0 PPG.
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The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Broncos went home victorious with a score of 16-9 when they faced the Texans. Russell Wilson (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 219 yds on 14/31 through the air while his QB rating was 66.5. He threw 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.1 yds. Javonte Williams carried the football 15 times for 75 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.0 yds per carry for Denver. Courtland Sutton was a featured target for the Broncos, catching 7 balls for 122 yds (17.4 yards per catch). Denver rushed for 4.8 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 149 yds on 31 carries. The Broncos finished the game with a total of 350 yards while they ran 65 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Broncos secondary gave up a completion rate of 50.0%, relinquishing 154 yards on 19 out of 38 passing. Denver allowed 18 rushing attempts for 80 yards (4.4 yards per rush).
In relation to putting points on the board, the Broncos are sitting 24th out of all teams in football holding an average of 16.0 points per game. For the season so far, the Broncos have compiled 531 passing yards along with holding an average of 265.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 8th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 126.0 run yards per game and have run for 252 yards for the year. The Denver Broncos are averaging 391.5 yards/game which is good for 7th in football. The Denver offense has totaled 206 yds of penalties on 25 violations, which is good for 1st in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 1 pick while conceding 2 fumbles and they have tallied 24 first downs.
They have given up 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 165.5 yards per outing, ranking them 5th in football. Denver has conceded a total of 156 yards rushing (78.0 yards per game). Their defense has tallied 1 takeaway (1 fumble recovery and 0 interceptions) on the year. The Broncos defense taken the field for 108 plays, which ranks them 3rd in the league. In total, they have conceded 26 points in total. The Broncos are allowing 13.0 points per game, which puts them in 4th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +1
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