Minnesota @ San Francisco NFL Week 1 Game Information and Odds
When: 10:20 PM ET, Monday, September 14, 2015
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
NFL Odds: San Francisco -4.5
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 14, 2015
No matter, this game looks like an absolute lock to me – and 54.5 percent of the betting public – although 64 percent of simulations for this matchup suggest a Niners win and ATS cover.
San Francisco lost a slew of its best players when linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, along with defensive end Justin Smith – all decided to retire. Almost an afterthought, offensive tackle Anthony Davis also announced he was taking a one-year sabbatical.
The Niners also lost wide receiver Michael Crabtree, cornerback Chris Culliver and running back Frank Gore via free agency and had some preseason ‘drama’ in the form of linebacker Ahmad Brooks being sent home to deal with a misdemeanor sexual battery charge and wide receiver Jerome Simpson likely getting a six-game ban for violating the league’s drug policy.
The Pick: Minnesota Vikings +4.5 Points