The San Francisco 49ers are not going to have it any easier in their next matchup. After facing Lamar Jackson and the rampaging Baltimore Ravens, the 49ers will square off with yet another AFC heavyweight, this time against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints need wins to keep their pace for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but will they be able to pass the test of the 49ers?
Betting Preview for the San Francisco 49ers vs New Orleans Saints NFL Regular Season Week 14 Game on December 8, 2019
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the San Francisco 49ers (10-2)
Despite losing to the Baltimore Ravens on the road last Sunday, 20-17, head coach Kyle Shanahan said he was “happy” with the way his troops played. At the very least, his 49ers weren’t blown out and Lamar Jackson didn’t look like a created video game player as much as he did against other opponents. The Niners’ defense slowed Jackson down, which is a fair thing to say even though the dual-threat quarterback had 101 rushing yards and a touchdown in that game. FOr one, he was just 14 for 23 for 105 passing yards with a touchdown. Plus, the Ravens were only held down to 20 points, way fewer than their season average. Having dealt with the Ravens’ offense, San Francisco should feel confident in its ability to lock up Drew Brees and the Saints’ attack. The Niners are second in the NFL with 15.2 points allowed per game and tops overall with 250.9 total yards surrendered per contest. They are also second with 45.0 sacks, so Brees can expect pressure all game long against Joey Bosa and company.
The Niners are 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last six road games.
Betting on the New Orleans Saints (10-2)
The Saints extended their winning streak to three games after defeating the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, 26-18, and in the process, became the first team to secure a playoff berth. New Orleans’ defense was merciless against Matt Ryan and the Falcons. The Saints sacked Ryan nine times for a loss of 53 yards, intercepted him once, and forced Atlanta to commit three total turnovers. It as the Saints’ offense that gave New Orleans the shot in the arm it needed with Brees not being as productive as usual. Brees went just 18 for 30 for 184 yards and a touchdown, while running back Alvin Kamara rushed for only 61 yards on 11 carries, though, the 5.5-yard per carry wasn’t shabby. To be able to outlast the 49ers, the Saints need to clean errors that can be avoided such as penalties. They had nine for 121 yards against the FAlcons and also had some dropped passes. With a quarterback like Brees, it’s not too hard to imagine the Saints coming back with a much better and fluid performance.
The Saints, who are ninth in the NFL with 24.8 points per game, are 3-2 ATS in their last five home games.
The 49ers bounce back from their Week 13 loss by defeating the Saints 32-21.
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