Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/19/2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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The Denver Broncos travel to Levi's Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Francisco as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 38.5. The Broncos had an ATS record of 9-7-0 last season while their over/under record was 7-9-0. The 49ers had an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they were 4-11-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Denver Broncos were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Important San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The San Francisco 49ers were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
08/12/17 DL Billy Winn Knee out for season
07/30/17 RB Devontae Booker Wrist PUP
07/29/17 LB Shane Ray Wrist expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Key San Francisco 49ers Injuries
07/30/17 DB Jimmie Ward Hamstring PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos were 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 333 last season. They ran 1,020 plays last year for 5,169 yards, which ranked them 27th in the league in total offense. The Broncos averaged 5.1 yards per play, which was 27th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 290 1st downs last year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Denver ran for 1,484 yards as a team, which ranked 27th in the NFL. They ran 410 times last year, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos were penalized on offense 119 times for 985 yards last season, which had them 6th in the league in penalties. Trevor Siemian threw for 3,401 yards last season. He completed 289 passes on 486 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5%. His QBR last year was 55.8 while is quarterback rating was 84.6. He averaged 7.0 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion.
Denver was 4th in the league in points allowed on defense with 297 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,057 yards on D, which was 4th in the NFL. The Broncos were ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense gave up 5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 1st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 306 passes on 552 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense last season, placing them 2nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Denver pass defense also gave up a total of 2,972 yards through the air, which was 1st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 482 attempts for 2,085 yards last year, putting them in 28th place in the league against the run. The Broncos committed 110 penalties for 990 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 26th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 29.4% of possessions on defense, which was 4th in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers ran for 2,019 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 4th in the league. They ran 458 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The 49ers were penalized on offense 99 times for 831 yards last season, which had them 25th in the NFL in penalties. They were 27th in the National Football League in points scored with 309. They ran 996 plays last year for 4,930 yards, which ranked them 31st in the NFL in total offense. The 49ers averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 30th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 287 1st downs last season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Hoyer completed 134 throws while attempting 200 passes for a completion percentage of 67.0% last year. He passed for 1,445 yards. He averaged 10.8 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 98.0 and his QBR was 61.1.
The 49ers rush defense gave up 548 attempts for 2,654 yards last season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They had 93 penalties for 780 yards on defense last year. That placed them 2nd in the league. They allowed a score on 41.4% of possessions on defense, which was 29th in the NFL. San Francisco was 32nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 480. They gave up a total of 6,502 yards on D, which was 32nd in the league. The 49ers were 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 28th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 322 throws on 521 attempts against the San Francisco defense last season, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the league. The San Francisco 49ers pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,848 yards in the air, which was 14th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos Ev
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