An important week seven games takes us to Foxboro as the San Francisco 49ers (3-3) visit the New England Patriots (2-3) on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Both teams have struggled to start 2020 as they have dealt with injuries and COVID-19 distractions. This game will air live on CBS at 4:25 p.m. EST.
Through six games, the San Francisco offense is averaging 24.7 points per game and 391.3 yards per game, 263.5 through the air and 127.8 on the ground. Defensively, the 49ers are allowing 21.7 points and 329.8 yards, 221.5 passing and 108.3 rushing. Raheem Mostert leads the 49ers rushing attack with 303 yards and one touchdown and George Kittle is the top receiver with 380 yards and two touchdowns.
New England is struggling offensively, through five games, as they are averaging 21.8 points per game and 387.0 yards per game, 219.8 through the air and 167.2 on the ground. Defensively, the Patriots are allowing 22.0 points and 352.2 yards, 233.0 passing and 119.2 rushing. QB Cam Newton is the top Patriots rusher with 225 yards and three touchdowns and Julian Edelman is the top receiver with 302 yards.Below is my best bet for Week 7 action between the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots. All lines are from BetRivers Sportsbook.
San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots (-2.5): O/U 45.5 (-110/-110)
Last time out, the San Francisco 49ers bounced back from their poor week five loss and beat the Los Angeles Rams 24-16. San Francisco never trailed in this game and led by as much as 15 points in the fourth quarter. Jimmy Garoppolo looked healthy as he went 23/33 for 268 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. George Kittle had himself a night with seven receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown. The 49ers defense held the Rams to under 200 passing yards and forced one Jared Goff interception.
The New England Patriots came back from their COVID layoff and suffered an ugly 18-12 home loss to the Denver Broncos. New England was stout defensively as they did not allow the Broncos in the endzone, but Brandon McManus nailed six field goals to account for all 18 Denver points. New England was rough offensively as they scored just one touchdown on the night, a one-yard Cam Newton rush. Newton was 17/25 for 157 yards, zero touchdowns, two interceptions, and added 76 rushing yards and that one touchdown. The defense held Denver to just 164 passing yards and forced two Drew Lock interceptions.
Series History: New England has won four of the last five meetings, but San Francisco leads the all-time series 8-5.
NFL ATS Picks: I think a full week of practice does the Patriots well. Give me New England -2.5.
2020-2021 NFL Season Picks Results: 21-12