The San Francisco 49ers are back home for their penultimate home game, hosting the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. The 49ers are coming off a win over the Houston Texans to improve to 3-10, and giving them three wins in their last four games.
The 49ers are a favorite this week, sitting at -2 against the Titans, according to Odds Shark. It’s the first time this season the 49ers have been a favorite this season. They were a favorite in three games last season, but lost all three outright. It was an ugly season all around, so that’s not exactly shocking.
But this spread details the optimism bettors have for Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm. The 3-10 49ers are a favorite against the 8-5 Titans. Part of that comes from the Titans inconsistency, particularly at quarterback. But part of it comes from Garoppolo’s play through two games, in which he has set a franchise record for most passing yards through the first two starts of his time with the team.
Yet again, I am taking the 49ers as one of my five SuperContest picks for Week 15. The Titans are without Derrick Morgan, which is a big loss for that pass rush. Given the 49ers own loss of right tackle Trent Brown, that’s pretty big. The Titans offensive strength is running the ball, but run defense is a strength this year for the 49ers. This bodes well for the 49ers, and I think they can get the win and cover.
For the fourth straight season, I am back for the Westgate SuperContest. SB Nation's partners over at Odds Shark are sponsoring my entry again. The contest requires selecting 5 games each week and picking them against the spread. This year's contest is expected to have over 2,700 participants, which is a new record for the SuperContest. SB Nation is represented by myself, Matt Ufford, and Jason Kirk, and there are folks from all over the blogosphere involved. I went 3-2 last week, as I settle into a middle of the pack groove. There is a running leaderboard here, but you can check how I’m doing against my Odds Shark teammates here. You can follow my standings under the name "Fooch.”
Here are my Week 15 SuperContest picks:
Here are all my picks for Week 13. I finished last week 8-8. That brings my season total to to 94-110-5.
COLTS vs. Broncos (-2.5): Colts - LOSS
LIONS vs. Bears (+5.5): Bears
CHIEFS vs. Chargers (Pick ‘em): Chargers
GIANTS vs. Eagles (-7.5): Eagles
PANTHERS vs. Packers (+3): Panthers
VIKINGS vs. Bengals (+10.5): Vikings
BILLS vs. Dolphins (+3.5): Bills
JAGUARS vs. Texans (+10.5): Jaguars
SAINTS vs. Jets (+15.5): Saints
WASHINGTON vs. Cardinals (+4): Washington
BROWNS vs. Ravens (-7): Browns
SEAHAWKS vs. Rams (+2): Seahawks
STEELERS vs. Patriots (-3): Steelers
49ERS vs. Titans (+2): 49ers
RAIDERS vs. Cowboys (-3): Cowboys
BUCCANEERS vs. Falcons (-6.5): Falcons