When the prime time games are chosen prior to the start of the season, the games are generally those that are expected to be among the best that week. The TV guys certainly go things right with the Thursday night game in Week 10, as it features the Carolina Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, a pair of teams that are hitting top form at just the right time. Prior to the start of this season, no team had more buzz or hype surrounding them than the San Francisco 49ers. They ended last season on a 5-game winning streak after nabbing QB Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots.
The belief was that they would take another step forward this season, but an injury to Jimmy G has put that idea to rest. Likewise, the New York Giants were supposed to be challengers in the NFC East, but their season has turned into a nightmare. This may be one of the more forgettable Monday night match-ups in a while, but it still represents a chance to make some money. The 49ers are in as a 3-point home favorite, with the point total set at 44.
- When: Monday, November 12 at 8:15 PM EST
- Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 10 Odds: San Francisco 49ers -3.5 (Total 44)
- Partly Cloudy: 14°C/58°F
- Humidity: 39%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 44%
- Wind: 4 mph NNE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the New York Giants?If you listen to the media, you would automatically believe that Eli Manning is the problem in New York. The Giants have struggled to put points on the board, yet Manning is completing 68.3% of his passes, well above his career average. The issue, though, is that he is not considered a deep threat and is all too often turning the ball over.
The Giants have been leaning heavily on rookie RB Saquon Barkley, relying on his catching as well as his running. Barkley is accounting for an average of 127 combined YPG, which account for about a third of the Giants average YPG this season. The giants come into this one on a 5-game losing skid and have just 1 win in their last 8 road games. They are 6-3 SU in their last 9 meetings with the 49ers, but they are just 5-12 SU in their last 17 visits to Santa Clara.
- Average Score For: 18.75
- Total Yards: 353.26
- Rush Yards: 77.88
- Passing Yards: 275.38
- Average Score Against: 25.62
- Total Yards: 366.38
- Rush Yards: 122.38
- Passing Yards: 244.00
Why bet on the San Francisco 49ers?The 49ers may just have found the solution to their QB problems this season, as Nick Mullens came in last week and delivered the best performance ever by a first-time starter in the league. Mullens went 16-22 for 262 yards and 3 TD strikes, which earned him a passer rating of 151.9.
Those are heady numbers, but one game does not a career make, and it is worth remembering that he put up those stats against a pretty awful Oakland Raiders team. Confidence is huge in football, though, and the young man must be brimming with it ahead of this one. The 49ers have been poor, but they are still 4-2 SU in their last 6 home games, as well as being 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games versus the Giants.
- Average Score For: 23.00
- Total Yards: 354.56
- Rush Yards: 134.67
- Passing Yards: 219.89
- Average Score Against: 26.56
- Total Yards: 350.78
- Rush Yards: 102.78
- Passing Yards: 248.00
Giants vs 49ers NFL Week 10 Betting Trends
- NY is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- NY is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Giants’s last 7 games on the road
- San Francisco is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- San Francisco is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 12 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Giants vs 49ersThis is a game that is probably not going to be very easy on the eye, but it’s an excellent chance for the 49ers to win back to back games. I like San Francisco to win and cover here, with the total creeping OVER.
Score: New York Giants 17 – San Francisco 49ers 30