Saints vs 49ers Preview and Free Pick – September 20th, 2010 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
Hopes were high in San Francisco for this year as the 49ers won 3 of their last 4 games last year and then came out and went 4-0 in the preseason. They then laid an egg in Week 1 at Seattle. The Seahawks demolished the Niners 31-6. Frank Gore was held to 38 yards rushing mainly because they had to play from behind most of the game. Alex Smith failed to reach the endzone and threw 2 interceptions completing only 57% of his passes. It seems like forever since the Saints have played. They opened the season 11 days ago with a hard fought 14-9 win at home against the Vikings. Drew Brees was very solid, completing 75% of his passes for 237 yards.
I like taking underdogs on Monday Night despite how much better the favorite might be. Here are some nice trends to consider for this one:
Saints are 3-9 ATS (Against the Spread) in their last 12 vs the NFC.
49ers are 8-2-2 ATS in their last 12 against teams with a winning record.
Pick: 49ers +5