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Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers

The Detroit Lions had a terrible start to the 2018 online NFL betting season. After flirting with the playoffs for all of 2017, Lions fans were hopeful that 2018 would bring newfound success. Unfortunately from the way they kicked off the season, it’s clear that Detroit and their new coach still have plenty of work to do. Will they bounce back in this Sunday’s Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup? Let’s check the legal betting odds to see what kind of turnout they’re predicting.

Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers – Sunday, September 16th    

When: 4:05 pm ET

Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

Online NFL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Lions +6 (-110) 48 (-110)   +222
49ers -6 (-110) 48 (-110) -270
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Detroit Lions

Facing the New York Jets at home, Detroit felt pretty confident about their chances of kicking the season off with a win. New York was coming off a tumultuous season while the Lions were on the verge of playoff qualification. On top of that, the Jets were getting ready to welcome the new face of the franchise, rookie Patrick Mahomes. And while Mahomes got plenty of help and tutoring from the organization, most notably veteran Josh McCown, no one could’ve predicted the field day he would have against the Lions. The stat sheet isn’t all that impressive, but the efficiency he showed against Detroit certainly was. All in all the Lions gave up 367 total yards to Detroit. No doubt the Niners are eager to get a whack at a defense that a rookie carved up. However, the offense was equally if not actually worse than the defense. Stafford needs a big game to make up for the 4 picks he threw.

Players to Watch: Matt Stafford (286 passing yards, 1 TD, 4 INT), Theo Riddick (20 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Kenny Golladay (114 receiving yards, 0 TD, 7 REC).

San Francisco 49ers

The Niners kicked the season off with a 24-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Now they look to extract their revenge against one of Minnesota’s divisional rivals. San Fran was expecting Jimmy G to pick up right where he left off last season. Garoppolo came to San Francisco via trade and was able to lead them to a 5-game winning streak to close out the season. Since they had been unable to win a game before that, the Niners felt that Jimmy would be the savior their organization desperately needed. However, now that opposing defenses have enough film on Garoppolo to adequately prepare, we’re not seeing the same brilliance out of him.

Players to Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo (261 passing yards, 1 TD, 3 INT), Matt Breida (46 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and George Kittle (90 receiving yards, 0 TD, 5 REC).

Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
  • Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
  • Detroit is 1-6-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 8 games when playing Detroit
  • San Francisco is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
  • San Francisco is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting players take in this Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Both sides looked terrible in their debut and really it’s just a question of who will have a better rebound. Sign up to make your online betting prediction today!

Score Prediction: 25-18 Detroit.

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