Football Betting – Bay Area Battle as 49ers host the Raiders

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

It is a bay area battle on Sunday in football betting as the Oakland Raiders visit the San Francisco 49ers.

Despite the fact they are 0-5 the 49ers are laying almost a touchdown in NFL football betting in this game at Sbg

San Francisco -6.5 with a Total of 40.5 – You almost have to shake your head when you see this number. The 49ers are 0-5 on the season but they are laying 6.5 to the Raiders. You know what that means don’t you?  The 49ers will of course win this game going away and cover.  Whenever you see a line that looks strange then you should go the other way, in NFL football betting.

Tough Luck 49ers – It seems every week that the 49ers find a way to lose a tough game.  It happened again last week in a 27-24 home loss to Philadelphia.  The 49ers have not gone through this bad a losing streak since 1979 when they started 0-7.  No team in NFL history has ever started 0-5 and made the playoffs but their owner has gone on record as saying his team will be the first. The 49ers play in a weak division so they do have some hope.

Alex Smith – The 49ers still have Alex Smith at quarterback and that is a problem. He was poor again last week until head coach Mike Singletary got into his face.  Smith then responded with two late touchdown drives. He has still thrown nine interceptions which is the most in the league. He is getting perhaps his last chance this week as the starter.

Oakland QB Issues – The Raiders are 2-3 and they would like to go with Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback but he hurt his shoulder last week.  Jason Campbell came in and did okay but the Raiders are hoping that Gradkowski can play on Sunday.

Rare Matchup – You would think that the 49ers and Raiders would meet a lot since they are so close geographically but that is only the case in the preseason.  They have met just six times in the regular seasons with the Raiders in Oakland. The teams have split those six meetings. Here are a few trends to consider. The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in October.
The 49ers are 4-1-1 in football betting in their last 6 home games. The Over is 4-1 in the Raiders last 5 games overall.

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