The San Francisco 49ers are 7-2 SU in their last nine games on the road, and they'll look to make it 8-2 with a win this week at the Metrodome against the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games overall. The 49ers are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games on the road, but Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last five games at home. The Vikings are a 7-point home underdog at but have dominated the 49ers at home over the years (7-1 ATS past 8 meetings here).
The point spread was settled in at 6 favoring the host Vikings earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook.ag. The over under line was hovering around 43.5, with movement expected during the week at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Vikings rated this week at No. 16 and the 49ers sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 32-24 result in favor of the 49ers this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 17-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 9 at 20.5 PPG. The Vikings passing attack has averaged 249 yards per game, more than the 49ers give up through the air (246.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the 49ers own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 45 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 27-19 winner as they battled the Lions at home. The 49ers covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 46 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Alex Smith passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the 49ers past Detroit 27-19 on Sunday.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 23-20 loser on the road against the Colts. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (43) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Percy Harvin did much of the damage, producing 104 receiving yards but Minnesota managed to defeat the Vikings 23-20 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
San Francisco 49ers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 8-2
Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 4-6
A few 49ers at Vikings trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
San Francisco is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
San Francisco is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
San Francisco at NY Jets, Sunday, September 30
Minnesota at Detroit, Sunday, September 30