On the whole San Francisco was one of the most hyped teams of the bet on NFL Preseason. Based on last year’s strong finish led by then new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and you had the recipe for fans betting the come. Simultaneously Detroit was hailed for hiring Matt Patricia as head coach. Patricia arrived from New England where he was defensive coordinator. Correlate his understudy of Bill Belichick. It follows that fans would figure that a new version of the Patriots would be set. But week one was a reality check for the Lions.
Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers
Date and Time: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Location: Levin’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Bet on NFL odds at SBG:
|Lions||+5½ (-105)||47½ (-115)|
|49ers||-5½ (-115)||47½ (-105)|
Lions vs. 49ers TV Coverage: FOX
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco was slapped down at Minnesota in a 24-16-week one loss. Comparable to last year Garoppolo got a stern Bet on NFL wakeup call. For example, he was a subpar 15/33 with three interceptions. And the 49er signal caller was sacked three times. Further, the 49ers were a weak 5/13 on third downs. Overall San Francisco committed four turnovers. Now the team that was the trendy pick to go far is being justifiably doubted. After all, this is a franchise that ran off Jim Harbaugh as coach and is yet to recover.
San Francisco found it easier to attain success in December games that didn’t count. To begin with, there was no pressure at all. Additionally, Garoppolo had nothing to lose. Counter to that were the high preseason expectations for 2018. Pressure is now a factor that everyone was oblivious to during that five-game winning streak.
Meanwhile Detroit had an even worse offshore bookmaker opener. Indeed, the Lions were slaughtered at home 48-17 by the lightly regarded Jets. Quarterback Stafford made Garoppolo look like an all pro in comparison. Cause by Stafford throwing four interceptions. And was just 3/13 on third downs. It follows that fans were furious about being sucked in yet again with the Lions. So too does Patricia look terrible. Concurrently nobody is calling him the next Belichick now. Detroit was also a trendy pick to make the playoffs. On the whole they’re not ready to move in the NFC North.
Stats to Consider
Detroit has covered just four of their last 11 away games vs. the spread. So too have they gone under the total in just one of their last six road tilts. Balanced against that is the 49ers five payouts in their last 16 home games. Five of San Francisco’s last seven home games went over the total.
Team vs Team
San Francisco has dominated this head to head series with Detroit. To demonstrate the Lions have covered just three of their last 15 with the 49ers. Just one of the last nine between these teams went over the total. Subsequently at San Francisco the Lions have one payout in their last nine visits. None of those nine games went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
San Francisco’s bet on NFL matchup edge is head to head. As has been noted the 49ers own this head to head series. Certainly, Detroit has been terrible on the board in road games as well.
Lions vs. 49ers Bet on NFL Picks
In sum the 49ers are the call to rebound against demoralized Detroit.
Lions vs. 49ers Bet on NFL Pick: San Francisco 49ers
Lions vs. 49ers Bet on NFL Score Prediction: 49ers 27, Lions 20
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