Week 9 NFL Winning Predictions: New Orleans At San Francisco
Can Colin Kaepernick and the reeling San Francisco 49ers stop their free-fall or will Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints roll to their second straight win over an NFC West opponent?
If you’re ready to bet NFL football online, then this Week 9 NFC matchup has the look of a virtual lock. Now, let’s find out why.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 9 NFL Winning Predictions: Saints At 49ers
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Odds: San Francisco 49ers +3.5 / Over/Under: 51
San Francisco 49ers
The first thing you need to know about San Francisco 49ers is that they are a complete mess right now. Frisco has lost six straight since winning their opener against the Rams and come into this Week 9 matchup off a humbling 34-17 loss against a clearly mediocre Tampa Bay team two weeks ago.
However, that’s not even what’s so bothersome about the Niners this season. No, worst news for San Francisco fans and betting backers is the fact that the team is ranked a pitiful 32nd in passing and just 23rd in scoring (20.5 ppg) despite playing for a head coach whose forte is supposed to be coaching offense.
Oh, did I forget to mention hat Frisco also ranks dead last in points allowed (31.2 ppg) and dead last in rushing yards allowed at home (170. ypg)?
New Orleans Saints
The Saints have won three of four and looked absolutely fantastic in their Week 8 25-20 road upset over Russell Wilson and the Seahawks last weekend, although I wouldn’t go round expecting them to turn into some sort of defensive juggernaut anytime soon.
No, it’s business as usual for New Orleans as they rank an awful 31st in points allowed (30.7 ppg) but a stupendous second in scoring (28.7), thanks mostly to the prolific passing of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. The Saints’ perennial Pro Bowl signal-caller is completing a blistering 69.5 percent of his passes this season for 2,366 yards with 18 touchdowns and just five interceptions while tossing at least two touchdown passes in nine of his last 12 games.
Expert Prediction and Pick
The San Francisco 49ers are completely and utterly desperate for a victory, but they’re not getting it people. If you remember, former starter Blaine Gabbert was so awful that he lost the starting job to Kaepernick, but if you don’t know, the most polarizing athlete in professional sports today is completing just 46 percent of his passes and that’s just not going to cut it against any NFL opponent.
The Saints are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall, 5-1 ATS over their last six games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games against San Francisco. Conversely, the Niners are a winless 0-5 ATS in their last five games against their NFC opponents and just 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. Keep it simple and back the Saints to win and cover the spread with room to spare.
Pick: New Orleans 31 San Francisco 21