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49ers-Giants odds: Line opens with New York as touchdown favorite

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The San Francisco 49ers are a touchdown underdog in Week 5. Do we start to fade this awful offense, or stay away for our own sanity?

The San Francisco 49ers travel to face the New York Giants this weekend, and it is no surprise they are a sizable underdog. The line opened shortly after the 49ers Week 4 loss, and the 49ers have been installed as touchdown underdogs. The line has climbed to 7.5-points at some sportsbooks, but is primarily at 7.

The Giants enter the game on a two-game winning streak after opening the season 0-2. After losses to Atlanta and Dallas, the Giants have beaten Washington and Buffalo. They benefited this past weekend from a Bills squad that is committing penalties at a record rate. Nonetheless, I think the Giants offense is really starting to come together. They've got a lot of weapons, and while the offensive line has some questions, the offense is generally doing a good job.

After the last few weeks, it is tempting to start fading the 49ers on a weekly basis. But they still seem like a team that will come out of nowhere and get a cover every so often. I think this Giants team could put up a lot of points on the 49ers, but really this comes down to whether or not the 49ers offense can do enough to hold up its end of the bargain. I could see them surprising us some weeks, but it is also possible this offense as it is currently set up is broken. And so, for now I am leaning toward not touching any 49ers games when it comes to wagering.