Denver Broncos (6-6) vs San Francisco Fortyniners (2-10)Date : 12/09/2018
Time : 4:05 pm EST
Location : Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Denver Broncos vs San Francisco Fortyniners
The Denver Broncos will travel to Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, California, to battle the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Denver defense continues to be the tip of the spear in their success recently as they come into this game winners of three straight games after a 24-10 road win over the Cincinnati Bengals in their last outing. In this contest, the Broncos outscored the Bengals 17-7 in the second half thanks to a Case Keenum touchdown pass along with a Phillip Lindsay 65 yard TD run in which to take control of the game while, ultimately, picking up the all important victory.
The San Francisco 49ers continue to struggle as they enter the game losers of three straight games as they fell to the Seattle Seahawks on the road in their last time out by a 43 – 16 score as The Niners offense sputtered in the first half as they were dominated by a Seahawks defense en route to collecting only 66 yards on the ground, which was very underwhelming for an 8th ranked rushing attack.
Denver Broncos's Latest Performance :
Denver will seek their fourth straight win as they will travel into Levi’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon with tons of confidence and momentum on their side as they battle of the San Francisco 49ers. As stated,their offense continues to average in the low 20s per outing in 2018 yet their defense has been the tip of the spear, as stated, as they have been playing solid team defense the past few weeks in which to come up with some wins to get back into the swing of things within the division.
In their last outing versus the Cincinnati Bengals,the fifth-ranked rushing attack for the Broncos put up 218 yards on the ground with Lindsay leading the way with 157 yards along with two touchdowns on the day while Case Keenum threw for only 151 yards along with a TD. Courtland Sutton also had four receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown to lead the receiving corps for Denver as the team was very efficient due to their ability to run the ball on a porous Cincinnati defense throughout the contest.
On the other hand, Jeff Jriskel, for the Bengals was sacked four times in the matchup by a Denver defense that allowed their opponent only 311 total yards for the game as he threw for a touchdown along with an interception while Joe Mixon rushed for 82 yards on 12 carries, total. As stated, Denver will certainly look to take control of the trenches early and often in this matchup in which to take away the rushing attack while allowing Mullins to beat them with his arm alone.
San Francisco Fortyniners's Latest Performance :
And despite their 8th ranked rushing attack, the San Francisco 49ers have struggled on the offensive end in their last few outings as they are putting up only an average of 16 points per game during their current three-game losing skid. On the other hand, the defense is allowing opponents to put up an average of 35 points per game, total. In their last outing versus the Seahawks, Russell Wilson and Company were not only able to pass for 185 yards on the day along with four touchdown passes, the rushing attack for Seattle also had an outstanding night on a shaky 49ers defense as they racked up 168 yards led by Chris Carson with 69 yards while Rashaad Penny rush for 68 yards while having a score in the contest.
Nick Mullins also had an outstanding day under center for San Francisco as he threw 414 yards while having two touchdown passes along with an interception in the game while his favorite target in Dante Pettis had two touchdown catches on the night along with 149 yards to lead the receiving corps. As stated, the rushing attack was essentially non-existent as San Fran rushed for only 66 yards on the night while being led by Jeff Wilson with 61 yards total.
The 49ers now return home to where they are winners in only one of their last three games at Levi Stadium.In fact, San Francisco has only averaged 18 points per game in their last three home losses while picking up a 34 – 3 win over the lowly Oakland Raiders in their lone win at home for 2018. Nonetheless, the Niners will certainly look to come out of their funk versus a Denver team that has gained some serious momentum lately while also looking to increase their positioning with in the AFC West moving forward.
How Denver Broncos & San Francisco Fortyniners Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Denver is 6 – 5 – 1 ATS while the OU is 3 – 8
San Francisco is 3-9 ATS while the OU is 7 – 5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an interesting matchup in that Denver will certainly need to continue to pick up wins in order to make the AFC West much more interesting as they are on the heels of the Los Angeles Chargers at the moment. On the other hand, the San Francisco 49ers will be looking to come out of their present funk at home where they have not played well in 2018. Expect the Denver Broncos to look to control the trenches throughout this matchup while the 49ers will be looking to become more consistent in the offensive end as Mullins has proved that he does indeed have the talent in which to make this team competitive to end the season.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: San Francisco 49ers + 5.5
My reason for the pick :
I will back to home team in this matchup despite their inability to play well at Levi’s Stadium lately. The reason for this is that the Denver Broncos offense have not shined on offense this season much. In other words, aside from their rushing attack,that is ranked 5th in the league, Case Keenum has simply been average in 2018. With that being the case, look for Mullins to find some success versus a pass defense of the Broncos that is ranked in the lower Echelon of teams within the league in defending the pass. It is for this reason that I will back the 49ers in this instance as they will certainly keep this game close throughout while possibly winning outright.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 45.5
My reason for the prediction :
Despite Mullins performing well in the past three games for the 49ers, the offense continues to sputter more often than not during games. With that being the case, expect the Broncos to neutralize this offense at critical points during the game to limit their overall production throughout. On the other hand, the Denver offense, as stated, has also been very inconsistent in 2018 and will have its fair share of issues as it relates to moving the ball versus a San Francisco defense that is ranked in the top 15 in total yards allowed per game along with total passing and rushing yards allowed per game.
Betting trends for Denver Broncos:
- Under is 3-0-1 in Broncos last 4 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
Under is 4-0-1 in Broncos last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Under is 3-0-1 in Broncos last 4 games following a ATS win.
Betting trends for San Francisco Fortyniners:
- Over is 4-0 in 49ers last 4 games in December.
Under is 5-0 in 49ers last 5 games in Week 14.
49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall