MNF Week 10- New York Giants vs San Francisco 49ers

New York Giants (1-7) vs. San Francisco 49ers (2-7)
Monday, November 12th - 8:15pm ET - Levi's Stadium
Betting Line: San Francisco -3, Total 43.5

Third-string quarterback Nick Mullens shocked the football world last week when the San Francisco 49ers hosted Jon Gruden's Oakland Raiders in what turned out to be a one-sided beat down.

Mullens produced the best game by a debuting quarterback in NFL history. The Rookie quarterback out of Southern Miss threw for 262 yards and 3 touchdowns while completing 73% of his passes. Mullens' 151.9 passer rating is the highest for any quarterback with at least 20 pass attempts since 1970. Nick Mullens looked like an All-Pro on the field. He hit tight pockets, got rid of the ball quickly, and avoided being sacked through four quarters of play.

The Niners were running on all cylinders against the Raiders. Collectively, they rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown. Running back Raheem Mostert picked up 86 rushing yards and a touchdown while averaging 12 yards per carry.

San Francisco's defense came up big against Oakland's lacking offense. They sacked Derek Carr seven times and forced two fumbles. The Niners' D contained Oakland to just 4.4 yards per play (compared to 7.5 for the Niners offense).

San Francisco has suffered from numerous injuries at key positions. THey can add two more to the list. Raheem Mostert (forearm) and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (shoulder) will both miss the rest of the season after being placed on the injury reserve list. With Mostert out, Matt Breida will get more touches at running back.

It's still unknown who head coach Kyle Shanahan will start on Sunday night, however after last week's performance it's hard to make a case against Mullens.

Things have gone from bad to worse for the New York Giants. They're sitting in last place in the NFC East and are riding a five game losing streak. The Giants has one of the worst offenses in the NFC. They're averaging just 18.8 points per game (27th). The defense isn't much better. New York is allowing 25.6 points per game (22nd).

 

The problems in New York begin with quarterback Eli Manning. Manning, who has never been much of a mobile quarterback, has been a sitting duck all season. He's been sacked an NFL-worst 31 times. Manning has passed for 2,377 yards and 8 touchdowns to his six interceptions. Those stats are boosted by his weapons on offense. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has caught for 785 yards (6th) and only two touchdowns this season. Rookie running back Saquon Barkley has totaled 1,016 offensive yards and 7 touchdowns.

 

It's odd to see the Niners' as favorites, but that's a testament to just how bad this New York Giants team is. San Fran is on a 3-0 ATS streak versus the Giants. The Under has hit in 16 of the last 25 matchups between the Giants and the 49ers. New York is 7-23 SU since December 2014. Nineteen of those 30 games have gone Under.

 

The safest bet in this game is the Under. The Giants are going nowhere fast. We don't know enough about Nick Mullens to expect him to repeat Week 9's productivity. Buy half a point and take the Under. Bet on this game now!