NFL Betting: 49ers vs. Vikings

September 20, 2012 NFL Football

This Sunday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers attempt to keep their undefeated season rolling on as they pay a visit to the Vikings in Minnesota. Gametime is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET in Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, and the game can be seen regionally on FOX.

The 49ers come into this game after winning their home opener against the Detroit Lions, 27-19. And before you ask, no: there was no pre- or post-game backslapping between coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz. San Fran held a 349-296 edge in offensive yards behind the strength of QB Alex Smith. Smith threw 20-of-31, for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns. In fact, he is on a franchise-record 218 passes without an interception. WR Vernon Davis also had a good game, running for 73 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 5 catches. Start your NFL Betting on 49ers vs. Vikings Game.

The Vikings are coming into this game after losing their road opener to the Indianapolis Colts, 23-20. Minnesota, down 20-6 after three quarters, put in 14 points in the final period to narrow the gap, but ran out of time to catch up to the Colts. A FG in the fourth kept the Colts ahead. Vikings QB Christian Ponder had an efficient game, throwing 27-of-35 for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns. This is the second 3-point game for the Vikings, although they won the first one in their home opener.

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The 49ers are on a 13-5-1 run ATS and are +147 points ATS in their last 21 games. They covered against the Lions by just 1 point. San Francisco is 2-0 ATS so far this year, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as the favorite. Minnesota is on a 2-8 ATS run, and are 0-2 ATS so far this season. They are also 0-1 ATS at home.

Since 2001, these teams have met 4 times, with the Vikings winning three of them. Their last meeting was September 2009, another 3-point game for the Vikings, where they won 27-24 at home. In that one, they were favored by 7. In December 2007, Minnesota won 27-7 in a game where they were favored by 8 ½ points. Check the NFL Lines for 49ers vs. Vikings Game.

For Sunday’s game, the 49ers are 7 point road favorites from SBG Global Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 43 points.

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