NFC Picks: New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers 11/15/20 NFL Picks, Predictions

NFC Picks: New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers 11/15/20 NFL Picks, Predictions Photo by Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers (4-5) at New Orleans Saints (6-2)

NFL Football: Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

The Line: New Orleans Saints -9.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints meet in New Orleans in week 10 NFL action from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday afternoon in a battle of playoff teams from last season.

The San Francisco 49ers will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 34-17 loss to Green Bay last time out. Nick Mullens has thrown for 1,143 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 68.4% passing while Raheem Mostert has a team-high 303 rushing yards and Jerick McKinnon has 261 rushing yards with 5 touchdowns. Jeff Wilson Jr. and JaMycal Hasty each have 100+ rushing yards with Wilson Jr. adding 4 TDs. George Kittle leads San Francisco with 474 receiving yards while Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne each have 300+ receiving yards, making it the top three receivers, top running back and starting quarterback all out with injuries for San Francisco in this game. On defense, Fred Warner leads San Francisco with 74 total tackles including 48 solo tackles while Kerry Hyder Jr. has 4.5 sacks this season. Warner and Jamar Taylor each have a pair of INTs for the 49ers this season.

The New Orleans Saints will look to build on their current five-game winning streak after a 38-3 romp over Tampa Bay in their last game. Drew Brees has thrown for 2,120 yards, 17 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 74% passing while Alvin Kamara leads the Saints in rushing with 471 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns and Latavius Murray has a team-high 321 rushing yards and 2 scores. Kamara leads the Saints in receiving as well with 60 catches for 565 yards and 3 touchdowns. Emmanuel Sanders and Tre’Quan Smith each have 300+ receiving yards and 3 TDs while Jared Cook has 279 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway each have a team-high 100+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Malcolm Jenkins and Demario Davis each have a team-high 47 tackles and a pair of sacks each while Trey Hendrickson has a team-high 7.5 sacks this season.

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San Francisco is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss. New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a favorite. San Francisco is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in New Orleans.

I wish I could make a case for the 49ers as this would be one heck of a game at full strength. The issue is that this is a bare bones team that San Fran is putting on the field with no Garoppolo, Mostert, Kittle and a bunch of receivers for the Niners. New Orleans is pretty much healthy coming into this one and looked dominant against Tampa Bay in their last game. I just think this is going to be yet another game with the injury bug leaves San Francisco overmatched here, so I’ll lay the points with New Orleans in this game.

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Chris’s Pick New Orleans -9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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