Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers Betting Preview 2012

by Scott

Here is another game that I like the over simply because both teams have been scoring all year. The 49ers looked great against the Jets last week, but I think the defence will struggle a bit this week against the Bills. Take the over 44.5 points, as it’s going up.

Point Spread: Buffalo Bills +10 (-110) vs. San Francisco 49ers -10 (-110)

Moneyline: Buffalo Bills +370 vs. San Francisco 49ers -465

Game Total: Over 44.5 (-110) vs. Under 44.5 (-110)

Buffalo is coming off a 52-28 home loss to New England last week as +4 point underdogs. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22-of-39 passes for 50 yards and four touchdown passes for Buffalo (2-2), but he was also picked off four times.

RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson were limited to 33 and 29 yards, respectively, by New England’s defense. Spiller played despite injuring his shoulder the week before, while Jackson had missed the previous two games with a knee injury.

Buffalo was outgained 580-438 in total offense and turned the ball over six times in the loss. Fitzpatrick joined Joe Ferguson (1975) and Jim Kelly (1992) as the only players in team history to throw multiple touchdown passes in each of the first four games of a season.

The Bills were coming off back-to-back wins over Kansas City (35-17) and Cleveland (24-14) after a 48-28 season-opening loss at the NY Jets. San Francisco bounced back last week with a dominant 34-0 win at the NY Jets as -4 point road chalks.

Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick all recorded rushing touchdowns as San Francisco (3-1) rebounded from a 24-13 upset loss at Minnesota the previous week.

QB Alex Smith completed 12-of-21 passes for 143 yards in the win for SF, which opened up the season with back-to-back wins over Green Bay (30-22) and Detroit (27-19) before the loss to Minnesota.

The 49ers ran for 245 yards and Carlos Rogers returned a fumble 51 yards for a touchdown. It was San Francisco’s first shutout since beating the St. Louis Rams 26-0 last December.

San Francisco dominated the game, holding a 379-145 edge in total offense, while limiting the Jets to just nine first downs and forcing four turnovers. Buffalo is 17-6 ATS against NFC West teams and 11-5 ATS on a grass field, but just 2-9 SU and 3-8 ATS following a division game.

San Francisco is 7-2 ATS in October, 13-4 ATS at home and 10-3 ATS as a favorite between -3½ and -9½ points. The Niners are also 18-7-1 ATS overall and 12-5-1 ATS off a SU win – as well as 9-3 ATS when facing non-division opponents who are .500 or better. Only caveat here is SF’s 8-24-1 ATS mark following a win of 14 or more points.

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