San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints Pick, Odds, Week 14 Prediction 12/8/2019
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -3
Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the site where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. San Francisco opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 45.5. The 49ers are 10-2-0 ATS and 5-7-0 when betting on the total. The Saints are 6-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 10-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the San Francisco 49ers played the Baltimore Ravens and lost 20-17. Leading the way at QB for the 49ers was Jimmy Garoppolo who went 15/21 with 165 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. Raheem Mostert led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 40 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for 146 yards by way of 19 carries which gave him an average of 7.7 yards per run. Kendrick Bourne was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 42 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per catch for that game. The San Francisco 49ers ran the ball 29 times and earned a total of 174 yards which gave them an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the 49ers earned 15 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 54 yards. In the game, they ran 52 plays for 331 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, San Francisco conceded 14 completions on 23 attempts for a total of 105 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. For this contest, they conceded 283 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the 49ers conceded 178 yards on 38 carries which means they had an average of 4.7 yards per attempt allowed. Josh Schonwald has a NFL prediction for the game between the Dolphins and Jets.
The 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 10-2 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 29 points per game, which has them at 2nd in the league. As a team, they have an average of 148 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the NFC. For total yards, they are currently ranked 4th in the NFC and 6th in the league with 4,536 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the 49ers currently have a total of 21 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns. They are one of the dangerous teams in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The 49ers have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 15.3 points per contest ranking them 1st in the NFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the 49ers have allowed 1,611 yards. Teams are completing 60.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.0 yards per attempt. They have conceded 12 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. When talking about yards on the ground, San Francisco is giving up 116.7 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the NFC West and 22nd in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry putting them 15th in the conference and 28th among NFL teams overall. In total, they have allowed 1,776 yards rushing through 12 contests.
In their last game, the New Orleans Saints went up against the Atlanta Falcons and won 26-18. Alvin Kamara paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 24 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 61 yards on 11 carries which gave him an average of 5.5 yards per tote. Jared Cook was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 85 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 28.3 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Saints was Drew Brees who went 18/30 with 184 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball a total of 18 times and earned 95 yards earning them an average of 5.3 yards per run. Overall, they ran 49 plays for 279 yards. On the day, the Saints had a total of 14 1st downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 121 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans gave up 35 completions on 50 tries for a total of 259 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. In the running game, the Saints gave up 89 yards on 26 attempts which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed 348 yards and forced 3 takeaways. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Tony Sink on the Colts vs Buccaneers contest.
The Saints head into this game 10-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Saints have one of the average offenses in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Saints sit in 2nd among NFC South teams and 9th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 24.8 points per game. New Orleans is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 107 yards on the ground per game, putting them 17th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,288 rushing yards through 12 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Saints average 361 yards per game overall putting them 13th in the league and 9th in the NFC.
The Saints are allowing 20.7 points per contest ranking them 1st in the NFC South and 12th in the league. In regard to points given up, they have given up 248 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 89 yards per contest which puts them at 3rd in the league and 2nd among NFC South teams. For 2019, they have given up 1,063 yards rushing and 8 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are giving up 235 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Saints are ranked 7th in the NFC. They have allowed 19 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -3
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