San Francisco Vs. Denver Sunday Night Football Odds and PicksNoah Williams
Last Sunday night was supposed to be a high-scoring, see-saw, smash mouth game between NYG and Philadelphia, but no one told the G-Men who fell to Philadelphia 27 to 0.
This Sunday we should finally see the game we were promised last week when San Francisco battles Denver in a huge cross-conference matchup. Click here for more NFL Week 7 odds.
Matchup: San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, Oct. 19
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Denver, CO
Stadium: Sports Authority Stadium
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Radio: NFL Audio Pass
Point Spread: Denver -7.5
Money Lne: 49ers -+245, Broncos -290
A new poll came out that revealed that the Denver Broncos are now officially America’s Team.
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) October 15, 2014
A lot of that has to do with Peyton Manning under center. Manning is the reason that Denver is also sitting on a 4 and 1 record and looking like one of the best teams in the NFL at this point of the season. The elder Manning has passed for 1530 yards and 15 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions. He’s completing over 66% of his passes and has a 110 QB rating through 5 games.
Peyton Manning is three touchdown passes away from breaking Brett Favre’s record for the most career TDs, but the Denver Broncos are aware it might take more than a few flicks of the wrist to beat the San Francisco 49ers.
“Two big games coming up,” said Manning, who will face the AFC West-leading Chargers next week. “That’s plenty to think about.”
As impressive as those stats are, Denver hasn’t really shut down teams. Granted, they beat the fumbling New York Jets 31 to 17 before their bye week and they beat then undefeated Arizona by 3 touchdowns in a 41 to 20 rout, but they lost to Seattle 20 to 26 in overtime and had trouble against both Indianapolis and Kansas City.
Now, they face San Francisco and the trends favor the 49ers in this contest. San Francisco is 10 and 3 against the spread in their last 13 road games, 30-13-1 against the spread in their last 44 games overall and 26-19-1 ATS in their last 36 games after accumulating over 350 total yards in their previous game. But the Niners are also 5 and 12 ATS in their last 17 contests after playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 17, 2014
Denver is 2 and 5 ATS in their last 7 games at home. This has a lot to do with the fact that at home they are often times too big of a favorite to cover. Will that happen this Sunday night?
Denver’s defense is solid against the rush. It allows only 76.8 yards per game on the ground. The Broncos defense is actually ranked fourth in the NFL. It gives up a total of 318.2 yards per game. Teams score only 20.8 points per contest. We know how the good offense is. It averages 389 yards per game.
But the Broncos don’t rush the ball that well and that could be the deciding factor between these two on Sunday night. Denver only runs for 91.2 yards per game. San Francisco’s defense allows only 79.8 yards per game on the ground. When it comes to the pass, the 49ers allow 207.3 yards and a total of 287.2 yards per contest. San Francisco has also gone 3 and 0 both straight up and against the spread in their last 3 games.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 17, 2014
The winner of this Sunday night matchup against the spread could come down to one thing, running the ball. San Francisco is one of the top teams in the NFL in rush yards per game at 135.7. They are one of the best teams in the NFL at stopping the rush. The 49ers figure to force Peyton into throwing the ball way more than he’d like. One or two mistakes by Peyton could be what causes one team to cover and the other to not.