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NFL Game Preview: 49ers vs. Saints

by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, September 25, 2008
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San Francisco 49ersNew Orleans SaintsThe San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Louisiana Superdome.

Oddsmakers currently have the Saints listed as 5-point favorites versus the 49ers, while the game’s total is sitting at 48.

The 49ers defeated Detroit 31-13 as a 5-point favorite on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (47).

J.T. O’Sullivan passed for 189 yards with a pair of touchdowns for San Francisco, while Frank Gore rushed for 130 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown in the win.

The Saints lost to Denver 34-32 as a 5.5-point underdog in Week 3. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (52).

Drew Brees passed for 421 yards with a touchdown for New Orleans, while Bush rushed for 73 yards with a touchdown on 18 carries and caught 11 passes for 75 yards with a touchdown.

Current streak:
San Francisco has won 2 straight games.
New Orleans has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
San Francisco: 2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS
New Orleans: 1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS

San Francisco most recently:
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 3-7

New Orleans most recently:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 8 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games when playing New Orleans
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 5 games at home
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
New Orleans is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing San Francisco

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