Check out our free Saints vs 49ers pick and preview for NFL week 12 game in Santa Clara. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.

Saints vs 49ers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 12

The Saints will play host to the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, with a kickoff scheduled for 4:25 PM ET. The game will be televised on FOX. In a matchup between two NFC teams, the 49ers are 9.0 favorites at home.

Saints vs 49ers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers
  • Where: Santa Clara at Levi’s Stadium
  • Date: Sunday, November 27th
  • Betting Odds SF -9.0, NO +346 | SF -463 O/U 43.0

Will Andy Dalton And The Saints Keep Things Interesting vs San Francisco?

Last week, the Saints knocked off the Rams by a score of 27-20, giving them an important win over an NFC opponent. New Orleans entered the game as -2.0 point favorites and went on to cover the spread. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 47 points, which surpassed the betting line of 39.

On the ground, New Orleans ended with just 88 rushing yards on 24 attempts. Taysom Hill led the team with 52 rush yards.

At the quarterback position, Andy Dalton ended the game with a passer rating of 149.58 on 260 yards through the air. Dalton completed 3 passes for touchdowns. Chris Olave led the way for New Orleans at receiver, finding the endzone once to go along with his 102 yards. On average, New Orleans has thrown the ball 34 times per game, placing them 18th in the league. Currently, 66.85% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 10th in the NFL.

Although the defense has generated a high number of sacks, the overall QB hit percentage of 15.0% is closer to the NFL average.

Will The 49ers Take Care Of Business As Heavy Home Favorite?

The 49ers head into week 12, looking for another win, as they picked up 28 point victory over the Arizona Cardinals (38-10). Besides winning straight up, the 49ers also came home with an ATS win as the -10.0 point favorites. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 48 points, which surpassed the betting line of 43.

San Francisco finished with a yard-per-carry figure of 5, leading to a total of 159 yards. Elijah Mitchell led the team with 59 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

At the quarterback position, Jimmy Garoppolo ended the game with a passer rating of 131.9 on 228 yards through the air. For the game, Garoppolo was able to throw for 4 touchdowns. In addition to his team-leading 84 receiving yards, George Kittle hauled in 2 touchdowns. Averaging 30.8 attempts per game, San Francisco is ranked 24th in the league. This season, 50.74% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 23rd in the NFL.

In spite of the fact that the defense ranks well in overall sacks, their current QB hit percentage of 19.3rd% is more in line with the NFL average.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

New Orleans and San Francisco did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season.

When looking back at the recent matchups between New Orleans and San Francisco, the Saints put together a record of 3-2. The over-under record in these games sits at 3-2, with the average scoring total coming in at 58.4 points.

When looking at how the teams have performed vs the spread, neither unit has a leg up, each covering 2 times. The Saints’ offense has averaged 32.2 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with San Francisco, compared to the 49ers at 26.2.

Through their last 5 road contests, the Saints’ offense has averaged 23.0 points per game while allowing an average of 26.0. New Orleans posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 1-4 ATS.

San Francisco has played well in their previous 5 home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 23.8 points per game while allowing 16.6. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.

Saints vs 49ers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: 49ers -9.0