Free Week 2 NFL Prediction: Lions vs 49ers NFL Odds
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(0-1) Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers (0-1)
Date: Sunday, September 16th
Venue: Levi’s Field, Santa Clara, California
Week 2 ATS Betting Lines: 49ers -5.5
NFL Week 2 Moneyline Odds: Off
Week 2 NFL Betting Total: 47.5
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Losing at home the opening week of the season is never good, but it is especially concerning when you are a favourite and losing to a franchise that is the punchline to so many jokes like the Jets are. The Lions need to bounce back very quickly and effectively. .
I suppose the legend of Jimmy G took a hit last week but nobody really expected the 49ers to do much damage to the hopes of Minnesota last week. This is a much more winnable game.
With Matt Patricia as the new head coach the Lions were supposed to be all about winning but they looked like they were back to their bumbling ways in their opening loss to the Jet – that included the very questionable call to get Matt Stafford back into the game after getting crunched. That could have been their season right there. .
Throughout the entire game Stafford was off. I am not sure whether it was scheme or rust but overall I am not worried about him. He has always had the talent and just needs it to be harnessed. One game does not a season make but the Lions had the lowest team rushing total in Week 1. Part of that might be due to them being down but they also need to balance things up.
Stafford’s four interceptions were kind of the story of the game but the Detroit defense also did not play well. It looked promising after they forced a pick six to start the game but once Sam Darnold got comfortable the jets were able to get what they wanted in both the running and the passing game. Special teams was a problem too with two missed field goals and a punt return touchdown allowed.
The best thing for Detroit to do is to try and forget about last week. At the same time what looked like a win because an ugly loss and they are in deep in the very tough NFC North. As an 0-1 tam they are total desperation mode. San Francisco is 0-1 too but I don’t think they have the same pressure on them.
San Francisco 49ers
It was nice that the 49ers saw some immediate returns from their midseason trade with New England last year but those were meaningless wins. If Jimmy Garroppolo truly is a savious this season then he needs to show up in games where is at least some modicum of importance.
Last week they took on a Vikings defense that might be the best in the NFL and they were able to get Jimmy G to have his worst game as a pro, sacking him three times and intercepting him three time as well. The only encouraging thing was that he did connect for some big yardage plays. They are going to need to score like that to have any chance this season.
Holding the Vikings offense to 24 points is also encouraging. If they had held onto the ball it would have been a much different story last week. Deforest Buckner was a monster with 2.5 sacks.
San Francisco was a bit of a surprise favourite in this one for me but it is their first home game. This will be a state of the program kind of game. They should be able to clean things up and compete in this one.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
San Francisco is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: San Francisco -3
I am not high on the 49ers this season but I think they will be sharper at home and get the Lions on a short week. The Lions looked dreadful in Week 1 and it is hard to see a turnaround that puts them in the win column in this one.
NFL Free Week 2 Score Prediction: San Francisco 33 – Detroit 27
Lots of low scoring affairs in Week 1 but that is not what I am expecting here. Look for a shootout with the magic of Matt Stafford just not enough on the road in this spot.
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