The San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants on Monday as a three-point favorite. The line opened at a field goal, and really has not changed all that much at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. You can find 3.5 points in quite a few sportsbooks, but I can pick them at three points in the SuperContest.
I’m still trying to figure out my pick, but I wanted to open the floor to see what people think about this matchup. I spoke with Ed Valentine over at Big Blue View, and “depressed Giants fan” might be the best description.
Let’s just say I don’t predict victories by the Giants any longer. I would like to see Eli Manning play well and see some signs of progress. I just don’t know if that will be the case. My expectation? The “Nick Mullens destroys teams worse than the 49ers” fairly tale continues, and the Giants fall to 1-8.
In my initial prediction for the game, I told Ed that I could see this being something like 23-20. I’d love to see the 49ers smoke the Giants, but Nick Mullens is such a huge x-fact. The Giants are a bad team, but can Mullens build on his impressive performance against Oakland? I don’t know if anybody can say yes with real confidence.
In our weekly FanPulse survey, 49ers fans predicted a six-point win and Giants fans predicted a two-point loss. How do you see it shaking out? I’ve included a poll below based on the spread. I was going to combine “lose” with “49ers win by less than 3” to create a “not cover the spread” option. Instead, I separated them out so they are effectively, cover the spread, push, do not cover the spread but win, and lose outright.
What will be the result of 49ers-Giants?
This poll is closed
49ers win by 4 or more
49ers win by 3
49ers win by less than 3