The San Francisco 49ers welcome the New York Giants to town this Sunday in what is their biggest challenge since they traveled to face the Detroit Lions a month ago. The 49ers opened as 3-1/2 point favorites against the Giants and the line has stayed roughly the same through the first couple days of wagering. The over/under for the game sits at approximately 43 points.
At Odds Shark they allow people to vote on who they think will cover, and right now most folks are picking the Giants. That does not mean they think the Giants will win, but with that extra half point, a field goal loss allows for the cover. This should be a fairly tight contest as the teams are relatively evenly matched. The Giants have a bit more explosion on offense while the 49ers bring the more dominant defense.
At this point, we could be looking at a fairly low-scoring defensive battle, somewhat in the vein of the Giants week nine contest with the Patriots. It ended up with a lot of fourth quarter scoring, but the first three quarters could be a modest blueprint for Sunday.