San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 11/15/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 10
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -9
Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (6-2) will take on the San Francisco 49ers (4-5) on Sunday. The spread on this contest has New Orleans as 9-point favorites. The O/U is set at 53.5.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this matchup 4-5 for this season. In their last game they played the Green Bay Packers and took the defeat by a score of 34-17. Nick Mullens went 22/35 with 291 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick in the game. Jerick McKinnon paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 11 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 52 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 4.3 yards per run. Richie James was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 184 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 20.4 yards per reception during the game. The San Francisco 49ers ended up running the ball 17 times and earned a total of 55 yards which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 53 plays for a total of 337 yards. On the day, the 49ers racked up 17 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 33 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, San Francisco allowed 25 catches on 31 attempts totaling 294 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.0%. Against the run, the 49ers allowed 111 yards on 31 runs which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed 405 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
The 49ers have earned 3,366 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they maintain an average of 119.0 yards on the ground ranking them 12th in the league. In terms of getting in the endzone, San Francisco has compiled 13 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the San Francisco 49ers hold an average of 25.0 points per contest. The 49ers sit in 10th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 23.0 points per game. They are giving up 4.0 yards per run and 106.2 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Overall, they have given up 956 yards via the ground game in 9 games. Concerning passing yards, the 49ers have surrendered 1,966 yards which puts them in 16th in the league. During their 9 games played this season, they have conceded 218.4 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.3%. Overall, they are giving up 324.7 yards per outing which puts them 7th in the league.
The Saints come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 this season. In their last game they faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won 38-3. Taysom Hill led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 54 yards via 7 carries which meant he was running for 7.7 yards per carry. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 51 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 10.2 yards per reception for the game. Drew Brees went 26/32 with 222 yards passing and completed 4 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball a total of 37 times and earned 138 yards earning them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Saints had a total of 27 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 28 yards. In the game, they finished with a total of 73 plays for a total of 420 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New Orleans gave up 22 catches on 38 tries totaling 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. For the game, they conceded a total of 194 yards and forced 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Saints gave up 8 yards on 5 carries which is an average of 1.6 yards per attempt allowed.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Saints are ranked 4th in the league by tallying 30.5 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Saints have thrown for a total of 2,148 passing yards together with an average of 268.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 9th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 121.6 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 973 yards for this season. The New Orleans Saints are averaging 390.1 yards/game which has them ranked 9th in the league. The Saints are ranked 14th in the National Football League in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 25.0 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 80.3 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 642 rushing yards through 8 outings. When talking about yards via the pass, the Saints have allowed 1,851 yards which ranks them 8th in football. Over the course of their 8 games played this year, they are conceding 231.4 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.5%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 311.6 yards/game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers +9
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