We are 5 weeks into the NFL, and we are already seeing injuries taking a toll. Starting QBs are dropping left, right, and center, which makes the need for a good backup more important than ever. That is certainly the case in San Francisco, where the front office must be delighted to have not traded away Jimmy Garoppolo this past offseason now that Trey Lance is done for the year. In Atlanta, it’s all about moving on from Matt Ryan as the Falcons trying to adjust to life with a new QB under center. Both teams are seeing mixed returns this season, and it is the 49ers who are having the better of it right now. They will head to Atlanta this weekend as a 5 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 44 ½. It’s time to see how these two teams stack against each other so you can place your bets against their NFL Odds.
NFL Week 6 Betting Preview for San Francisco Niners at Atlanta
San Francisco 49ers versus Atlanta Falcons Match Info
- When: Sunday, Oct 16 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the San Francisco 49ers
This was always going to be in interesting year for the 49ers, as they announced that they were handing the QB reins over to Trey Lance. The young QB is done for the season and Jimmy G is now in picking up wins and helping the 49ers get to 3-2 and the lead in the division. After jumping out to a 1-2 start, the 49ers seem to have settled into a groove now that Garoppolo is back under center. They have now won 2 in a row, covering the spread in both of those victories. The 49ers have not been great in Atlanta, though, winning just twice in their last 9 visits. In terms of the spread, there is a lot to like about the 49ers. They have covered in 8 of their last 10 games overall and are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The UNDER has hit in 5 of their last 6 road games.
Why bet on the Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons may be sitting a game below .500 right now, but the NFC South is tight, so they are still very much in the conversation. That said, they need to start picking up some wins soon, as you do get the feeling that the Buccaneers might open things up in the coming weeks. This is very much a transition year for the Falcons, though, so I don’t think that too many people expect them to stay in the hunt over the coming weeks. That said, they may still be seen as a good bet, especially against the spread, as they have now covered in 5 straight games. In terms of the point total, we have something to think about here, as the Falcons have been trending OVER, going that route in 4 of their last 5 games.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This game is a bit of a tricky one when it comes to wagering, as there are arguments that can be made for both teams in every category. I think the 49ers as a SU pick is solid, but I also like them to cover the spread here, plus I also like the UNDER.
NFL Betting Pick: San Francisco 49ers 24 Atlanta Falcons 17