NFL Week 1 features a dynamite matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings. I am surprised to see the NFL week 1 spread at 6.
San Francisco 49ers vs Minnesota Vikings Spread & ATS Pick
Who: San Francisco 49ers vs Minnesota Vikings
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, Sept 9th, 1 PM ET
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Minn -6
Moneyline: 49ers +225/Vikings -265
Why Bet On The 49ers Over The Vikings
The Vikings own the top home defense in the league, have a shiny new quarterback, and will have their rookie sensation in the back-field again. They are ready to win now. Is that enough to bet the NFL Week 1 spread favoring the Vikings by 6?
Minnesota is 24-10 ATS at home under head coach Mike Zimmer. That includes six straight home wins by an average margin of almost 14-points. Leading the team on the field is QB Kirk Cousins, who signed a fully guaranteed three-year contract worth $84 million as a free agent in the offseason. Last year’s surprise breakout player Dalvin Cook is ready to roll according to Zimmer after losing him last season to a knee injury.
Why Bet On The Vikings Over the 49ers
Its hard to deny QB Jimmy Garoppolo’s record so far. Last season he led the 49ers to five consecutive wins to close out the campaign that started 1-10 with Brian Hoyer and C.J. Beathard.
Last year’s horrendous start is an anomaly for San Francisco. The 49ers are 6-1 straight up and against the spread in their previous seven regular-season openers. Does that warrent an NFL Week 1 spread bet?
NFL Week 1 ATS Pick San Francisco 49ers vs Minnesota Vikings
The 49ers are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games on the road against the Vikings. I expect that to continue. But if you see an NFL Week 1 spread that gives the 49ers 7 or more points, jump on it.