NFL Betting Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants
Oddsmakers give the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) the advantage on Sunday, September 27, 2020 against the New York Giants (0-2). San Francisco is favored by 3.0 points. The over/under is set at 43.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 27, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: FOX Location: East Rutherford, NJ Stadium: MetLife Stadium
49ers Players to WatchLast year, Jimmy Garoppolo racked up 3,979 passing yards (248.7 yards per game) while going 329-for-476 (69.1% completion percentage) and throwing 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 16 games. Raheem Mostert took 137 carries for 772 rushing yards a season ago (48.3 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns in 16 games. Jeff Wilson Jr. amassed 105 rushing yards on 27 carries (10.5 yards per game), with four touchdowns on the ground over the course of 10 games in 2019. George Kittle hauled in 85 passes for 1,053 yards last season and scored five touchdowns. He was targeted 107 times and averaged 75.2 yards per game over 14 outings. Mohamed Sanu also contributed with 520 yards on 59 catches with two touchdowns. He was targeted 89 times and put up 34.7 receiving yards per game over the course of 15 matchups last year. Over 16 games in 2019, Kendrick Bourne caught 30 passes on 45 targets for 358 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 22.4 receiving yards per game. Arik Armstead put together an impressive statline of 10.0 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 54 tackles over 16 games. Fred Warner collected 118 tackles, 7.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception in 16 games over the course of his 2019 campaign. K'Waun Williams picked off two passes while adding 51 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended over 15 games a season ago.
Giants Players to WatchDaniel Jones recorded 3,027 passing yards (232.8 yards per game) with a 61.9% completion percentage last year (284-of-459), while throwing 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 13 games. He also tacked on 279 rushing yards on 45 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 21.5 yards per game. Devonta Freeman rushed for 656 yards on 184 attempts (46.9 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns in 14 games a season ago. He also averaged 29.3 receiving yards per game, grabbing 59 passes for 410 yards and four touchdowns. Jones totaled 279 rushing yards on 45 carries (21.5 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground over the course of 13 games in 2019. In 14 games last season, Darius Slayton was targeted 83 times and recorded 48 catches for 740 yards (52.9 ypg) and scored eight touchdowns. Golden Tate's statline last year showed 49 grabs for 676 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games. He averaged 61.5 receiving yards per game and was targeted 85 times. Evan Engram caught 44 passes on 68 targets for 467 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 58.4 yards per game in eight contests in 2019. Markus Golden put together an impressive body of work a year ago, notching 10.0 sacks, 13.0 TFL and 72 tackles over 16 games. In 16 games over his 2019 campaign, Blake Martinez totaled 154 tackles, 5.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
49ers vs Giants: Last 5 MeetingsNew York has defeated San Francisco three times in the past five meetings. New York has outpaced San Francisco 114 points to 100 in the past five games.
49ers vs Giants: Last Five Meetings
When the 49ers have the ball...The 49ers averaged points scored last season (29.9) and the Giants points allowed (28.2) were within 1.7 points of each other. In games where San Francisco scored at least 29.9 points last season, they put together a record of 8-0. When New York allowed opposing offenses to put 28.2 points or fewer on the scoreboard last year, they were 2-5. The 49ers offense averaged 381.1 total yards per game last season, within 3.8 yards of the 377.3 the Giants defense allowed. When the San Francisco offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 8-0 last season. When the New York defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season they were 2-5. The Giants allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 113.2 yards per game in 2019 compared to the 144.1 yards the 49ers offense averaged on the ground per contest. When San Francisco rushers gained at least a combined 144.1 yards, they had a record of 5-1 last season. Last season, when the New York defense allowed opponents to pick up less than 113.2 yards on the ground, they were 2-5. The Giants forced roughly the same amount of turnovers per game (1) as the 49ers offense committed (1.4). In games where they turned the football over 1.4 times or fewer, San Francisco was 8-1 last season. New York was 3-6 last season when they forced at least 1 turnover in a game.
When the Giants have the ball...The Giants averaged 21.3 points per game last year, comparable to the 19.4 per matchup the 49ers allowed. New York finished 4-2 overall a season ago when the team put up at least 21.3 points. When San Francisco surrendered no more than 29.9 points last season, it compiled an 8-0 record. In 2019, the Giants collected 56.2 more yards per game (338.5), than the 49ers gave up per outing (282.3). When the San Francisco offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 8-0 last season. San Francisco put together a 7-0 record last year when holding its opponents to 282.3 yards or less. Last season, the Giants averaged 105.3 rushing yards per game, just 7.3 fewer yards per game than the 49ers allowed per contest (112.6). New York recorded a 3-5 record when the team ran for at least 105.3 yards last year. Last season, San Francisco went 6-1 when holding opponents to no more than 112.6 rushing yards. The Giants turned the ball over 2.1 times per game last year, just 0.4 more turnovers per game than the 1.7 the 49ers forced on average. In 2019, New York finished 2-8 when it turned the ball over 2.1 times or less. San Francisco compiled a 5-1 record when it forced at least 1.7 turnovers last season.
49ers Fantasy LeadersGaroppolo was the No. 18 fantasy player overall and the No. 14 fantasy quarterback in 2019 with 247.4 points (averaging 15.5 per game). Mostert recorded total 151.2 fantasy points last season (9.5 per game), which made him the 66th-ranked player overall and the 20th-ranked running back. Last year, Kittle averaged 9.8 fantasy points per game on the way to 137.5 total fantasy points. That made him the 80th-ranked fantasy player overall and the third-ranked tight end. Bourne put together the 175th-ranked fantasy season (68th among wide receivers) in 2019 with 67.8 fantasy points, averaging 4.2 per game.
Giants Fantasy LeadersJones put together a strong 2019 fantasy season, scoring 215.0 total fantasy points (16.5 per game) to finish 33rd overall and 24th among quarterbacks in the league-wide fantasy rankings. Last year, Freeman finished as the 79th-ranked fantasy player overall and the 26th-ranked running back. He totaled 138.6 fantasy points, averaging 9.9 per game. Slayton was the No. 33 wide receiver and the No. 98 fantasy player overall with 122.0 total points last season (8.7 per game). Tate's 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 116 player overall and the No. 41 wide receiver after he put up 103.2 fantasy points (9.4 per game).
49ers vs Giants Betting Information
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49ers Betting InsightsIn 2019, San Francisco's games went over the point total in seven out of 14 opportunities. San Francisco had an 8-6 record against the spread last year. Last season, the 49ers went just 5-6 ATS when playing as at least 3.0-point favorites.
49ers Road TrendsSan Francisco finished 4-2 against the spread in away games last year, and went 7-1 overall on the road. The 49ers had just a 1-2 ATS record when favored by at least 3.0 points on the road last season. San Francisco hit the over in just 25% of its away games last year (two of eight opportunities). The average point total in 49ers away games last season was 46.6 points, 3.6 more than this contest's over/under (43.0).
Giants Betting InsightsNew York had a 7-7 record against the spread last year. The Giants had an even ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 3.0-point underdogs last season. Most of New York's games with a betting line last year -- nine out of 14 opportunities -- went over the point total (64.3%)
Giants Home TrendsNew York put together just a 2-5 record against the spread at home last year, and went 2-6 overall in home games. Last season, the Giants went 2-1 ATS at home when playing as at least a 3.0-point underdog. New York hit the over in just four out of eight home games last year with a point total prop bet (50%). Giants home games last season averaged 45.1 total points, 2.1 more than this contest's over/under (43.0).
Additional InfoThe 49ers had an average total of 49.3 in their outings last season, 6.3 more points than the over/under for this game. The Giants had a 49.5-point average over/under in their matchups last year, 6.5 more points than the total for this game. Last season, San Francisco played in 10 games that finished with a point total higher than 43.0 (62.5% of matchups). New York's games went over 43.0 points 10 times last year (62.5% of matchups). The teams combined to score 51.2 points per game last season, 8.2 more points than the point total for this matchup. These two teams gave up a combined 47.6 points per game last year, 4.6 more points than the total for this matchup.
Dre Greenlaw: Out (Quadricep),
Ahkello Witherspoon: Questionable (Hamstring),
Tevin Coleman: Out (Knee),
Jimmy Garoppolo: Out (Ankle),
George Kittle: Out (Knee),
Raheem Mostert: Out (Knee),
Dee Ford: Out (Back)
Brandon Williams: Questionable (Groin),
Adrian Colbert: Doubtful (Quadricep)
Last Updated on 2020-9-27 2:46 a.m. EDT