NFL Week 2 2012: San Francisco 49ers v Detroit Lions

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Sun, 2012-09-16 10:40 -- TheFootballLines

The San Francisco 49ers host the Detroit Lions in week 2 Sunday night football. The Latest NFL Lines see San Francisco as -7 point favorites, which is where the spread opened. The Over Under Total line is currently O/U46 with a couple of sportsbooks also offering O/U46.5 and 47. In the Moneyline odds market San Francisco are trading between -320 ($1.31) up to -300 ($1.33) while the Detroit Lions are priced between +250 (3.50) up to +264 (3.64).

Where is the money going? The moneyline odds market has seen around 56% of wagers placed on Detroit and 44% for the 49ers while in the NFL Spreads market 60% of wagers are on San Francisco and 59% of the bets are for the game total to go over 46 points.

The 49ers seem to have picked up from where they left off last season after recording an impressive 30-20 road win over the Packers in week 1. They entered that game as +228 ($3.28) underdogs on the moneyline, +6 against the spread and despite two 4th quarter touchdowns from the Packers they managed to cause the upset. Their opponents the Detroit Lions are themselves coming off a win in week 1 having defeated the St Louis Rams 27-23 at home as -394 ($1.25), -9 favorites.

Recent history has not been kind to the Lions with their last 3 regular season games against the 49ers all ending in losses. Over the last 3 games San Francisco lead 3-0 straight up, Detroit are 2-1 against the closing point spread and all three games went under the closing over under total. The average game total is 38 points and the largest underdog win was the 49ers at +188 ($2.88) getting the road win 25-19.

The Pick - Here at we don't start risking our hard earned this early in the season however the 49ers should get the job done at home and it will be interesting to see if the total stays under once again.