(OddsShark.com) — The San Francisco 49ers will look to halt a three-game straight up losing streak when they visit the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football as 7-point betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The 49ers failed to reach 200 total yards of offense for a second straight game last weekend in a 17-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, falling short as 7.5-point underdogs to record their ninth straight loss against the spread.
San Francisco travels to New York for Sunday night’s Niners vs. Giants betting matchup without an offensive touchdown in their past two outings, with the offense tallying just two major scores to date this season, both coming on passes by quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the club’s brutal 43-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
The Niners also continue to feel the effects from the loss of a number of key defensive personnel during the offseason, allowing 383 yards per game and 27.5 points per game, while the 49ers offensive line has allowed Kaepernick to get sacked 14 times so far this year, putting him on pace to eclipse last season’s NFC-leading 52 sacks.
Fortunately for San Francisco, the Giants defense has not fared much better, surrendering 386.0 total yards per game, but held the Buffalo Bills to just 303 total yards in a 24-10 upset win last weekend, taking home the SU victory as 6.5-point road underdogs.
With the Dallas Cowboys hobbled by injuries and the revamped Philadelphia Eagles failing to live up to expectations, opportunity knocks for the 2-2 Giants, who enter Week 5 deadlocked with the Cowboys and Washington Redskins in the NFC East standings.
Since enduring a seven-game SU losing streak, 1-6 ATS, midway through last season, the Giants are a respectable 5-3 SU in their last eight, 6-2 ATS, and have allowed just over 20 points per game during that stretch according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
New York dropped a 16-10 decision in their last meeting with the 49ers, failing to cover as 3.5-point home underdogs, but enjoy a solid 5-2 SU record in their last seven against San Francisco, and are 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 against the Niners.