Divisional Playoff Odds: Saints vs 49ers
The New Orleans Saints have been on fire, winning and covering the spread in nine straight and they face a team they have similarly dominated here on the NFL Divisional Playoffs odds menu.
The Saints are 9-2 SU in their past 11 meetings with the San Francisco 49ers. Going back further, they are 10-3 ATS in the past 13 meetings, back to the days when both teams were in the old NFC West.
Both teams were 13-3 on the year and both covered the spread regularly (12-4 for Saints, 11-4-1 for 49ers). The divisional playoff round has seen road teams win regularly at a 11-5 SU clip the past four seasons.
And the Saints are favored here but the 49ers are 9-0-1 ATS in their past 10 home games. New Orleans has covered 8 straight as NFL betting chalk, but are just 3-6 ATS in their past 9 games as road chalk.
(Check out details of how Saint bettors are pounding the line and backing New Orleans heavily against the 49ers).
The 49ers are listed as 3-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total opening at 47 at online sportsbooks such as Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 49ers sit at No. 4 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Saints are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Saints will win this game 36-33.
Saints vs 49ers Props
Passing Yards – Drew Brees (NO)
Total TD Passes – Drew Brees (NO)
Over 2½ (-175)
Under 2½ (+145)
Combined Yards in the game – Darren Sproles (NO)
Receiving Yards – Marques Colston (NO)
Will Jimmy Graham (NO) score a TD in the game?
Passing Yards - Alex Smith (SF)
Rushing Yards – Frank Gore (SF)
Receiving Yards – Michael Crabtree (SF)
Receiving Yards – Vernon Davis (SF)
Will the 49ers allow a Rushing TD in the game?
Who will have more turnovers in the game?
New Orleans Saints EVEN
San Francisco 49ers -130
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 11-ranked offense (23.8 PPG) against a Saints defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.2 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 183.1 yards per game, less than the Saints give up through the air (259.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Saints feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 121.4 yards per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.
New Orleans was a 45-28 winner in its last match at home against the Lions. They covered the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 73 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Saints got 3 passing scores out of Drew Brees en route to a 45-28 win over the Lions on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
San Francisco was a 34-27 winner in its last match on the road against the Rams. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 61 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Vernon Davis hauled in 8 passes for 118 yards against the St. Louis defense in the team's last game, leading San Francisco over the Rams 34-27 on Sunday.
New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 9-1
San Francisco 49ers Trends:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 8-2
A few Saints at 49ers trends to consider:
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home