The 49ers look to stay hot at home against an inconsistent Vikings team in Week 12, and the betting lines are closer than you might think.
The San Francisco 49ers have to be feeling pretty good about themselves on the back end of what’s been a two-game win streak, which has seen head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad score a combined 61 points against both the Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars the last two weeks.
Now at 5-5, the Niners will be looking for their first three-game win streak of the season, hosting the 5-5 Minnesota Vikings, who are fresh off their back-and-forth thrilling home win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.
Perhaps Minnesota, up and down for so much of the season, endures a let-down game after an emotional win.
Or, maybe, San Francisco winds up scuffling after being so dominant over the previous two weeks.
Either way, with the 49ers in the No. 8 seed in the NFC playoff picture and the Vikings in the No. 6 seed, it’s safe to say this Week 12 bout at Levi’s Stadium will carry a lot of implications.
49ers vs. Vikings odds Week 12
The Niners were notable underdogs against Los Angeles and heavy road favorites over the Jags, but the opening line for Week 12 versus Minnesota is a lot closer than one might like to admit.
The oddsmakers at WynnBET are naming San Francisco a three-point favorite, which is a fairly low line considering how well the team has played as of late. Perhaps it’s a bit of a market correction here, or the oddsmakers are paying attention to how explosive the Vikings offense can be when it’s fully clicking, as it did both early and late against Green Bay.
The 49ers’ opening moneyline is -145, while the Vikings’ is +125.
The over/under for the game is 49.0.
49ers vs. Vikings prediction Week 12
There’s no doubting how much better the Niners have played over the last two weeks, both offensively and defensively, including holding the highly potent Rams to just 10 points before allowing the same to Jacksonville on Sunday.
Minnesota, however, has been far less consistent on both sides of the ball, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see something of a let-down game after shocking its division-rival Packers in last-second fashion.
Usually in these kinds of contests, it’s a safe bet to go with the home team despite San Francisco’s struggles winning games at Levi’s Stadium this season.
But if it’s looking like something of a tossup, let’s go with a narrow 49ers win with the Vikings covering the spread, 21-20 in favor of the Niners.