New Orleans Saints (4-4) vs San Francisco 49ers (4-4) Odds & Info
|Game||New Orleans Saints (4-4) vs San Francisco 49ers (4-4)|
|Date & Time||Sunday November 9, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
New Orleans -4.5 Total 49
Whatever the reason for the New Orleans Saints' slow decline, they picked a good year to be mediocre. The NFC South is without question the worst division in professional football, but with a 4-4 record the Saints sit on top of the heap. They host the likewise-.500 San Francisco 49ers with both teams in desperate need of a win to avoid a losing record.
The story of the Saints is, as always, the story of Drew Brees. This year he's 4th in the league in passing yards while his favorite target is Jimmy Graham, arguably the best tight end in the game, who already has 518 yards and 5 TDs.
San Francisco looked like they would be contending with Seattle for tops in the NFC West this season, but the surprise out west thus far has been Arizona rising to a 7-1 record. A major factor in the 49ers less-than-great season thus far has been the running game. Frank Gore has 472 yards rushing, an acceptable number but far from his glory days; Carlos Hyde is the team's #2 back and has only 178 yards.
Recent Betting Trends
49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
49ers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
Saints are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC.
Saints are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 home games.
Free NFL Pick:
Losing is one thing but the way the 49ers lost last week has to have a lingering effect on a teams psyche. Even worse news is now the Niners have to travel cross country and play in the Superdome where New Orleans rarely loses. San Francisco running game is taken away early as New Orleans jumps to big lead, Niners just can't win playing pass happy offense. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans Saints wins and covers ATS 31-23.