Lions vs 49ers Betting Matchup

The Detroit Lions have visited San Francisco 10 times since 1981 and they can count their victories on zero hands.

They are 0-10 SU and haven't done much better against the spread. The UNDER has also been a near lock, going 9-0-1 in those games.

But these are not your regular Lions - they are contenders now, but facing a tough foe in the 49ers.

It's a rematch of last year’s heated battle, when the Lions meet the 49ers this Sunday night, this time at Candlestick Park.

San Francisco is coming in off of a great performance in an upset win over Green Bay while Detroit narrowly edged out the lowly St. Louis Rams last week.

San Francisco was a 7-point home favorite at 5Dimes. They are 10-1-1 ATS in their past 12 home games.


View Detroit vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The 49ers are listed as 7-point favorites at Sportsbook.ag, with the total listed at 46 at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 10-rated 49ers and the No. 8-ranked Lions, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 34-30 result in favor of the 49ers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 9-ranked offense (30 PPG) against a Lions defense that ranks No. 16 at 23 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 191 yards per game, more than the Lions give up through the air (173 YPG on average).

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 27-23 winner as they battled the Rams at home. The Lions failed to cover in the match as a 8-point favorite, while 50 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Matthew Stafford's 355-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Detroit earned a 27-23 win over St. Louis on Sunday at Ford Field.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 30-22 winner as they battled the Packers on the road. The 49ers covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, San Francisco got a 112-yard performance from Frank Gore as a key part of its 30-22 win over Green Bay.

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 6-4

San Francisco 49ers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 8-2

 

A few Lions at 49ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Detroit
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Tennessee, Sunday, September 23
San Francisco at Minnesota, Sunday, September 23

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