San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints - 11/6/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Saints (3-4) at San Francisco 49ers (1-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers meet in a interesting NFC NFL showdown Sunday afternoon at Levi's Stadium.
The New Orleans Saints look for their second road victory to get back to a .500 record and remain in the NFC South division race. The New Orleans Saints have split their last road games overall. Drew Brees is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 2,366 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 12 games. Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas have combined for 1,030 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Willie Snead has 34 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 88.1 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 339 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 30.7 points and 397.4 yards per game. Craig Robertson leads the New Orleans Saints with 68 tackles, Nick Fairley has 3.5 sacks and Nathan Stupar has one interception.
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The San Francisco 49ers are desperate for a victory in order to snap a rough six-game losing streak. The good news is that five of the San Francisco 49ers last six victories have come on their home field. Colin Kaepernick is completing 46 percent of his passes for 330 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Kaepernick has eight touchdown passes on his last 307 pass attempts. Jeremy Kerley and Torrey Smith have combined for 530 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Quinton Patton has 19 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 128.6 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 429 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 31.3 points and 407.6 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the San Francisco 49ers with 47 tackles, DeForest Buckner has two sacks and Nick Bellore has one interception.
The Saints are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 49ers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Saints are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in San Francisco and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
I'm not a fan of laying chalk with a team traveling across the country, but the 49ers are a bad football team that hasn't improved much since throwing Kaepernick in as starting quarterback. The 49ers just can't put together 60 minutes of football and are a brutal 1-6 ATS this season. Meanwhile the Saints have won three of their last four games and already have a win in California this season with a victory over the San Diego Chargers. Don't look now, but Brees looks like his younger self again.
The New Orleans Saints should roll here easily.