49ers vs. Falcons: Take a look at these juicy Week 6 NFL prop bets

Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

3-2. Sunday, Oct. 16. 49ers -5.5. 1 p.m. ET. 42. Fox. 2-3. 44

The 49ers head into Week 6 against the Falcons, and there are some intriguing prop bets out there to be had for this bout at Mercedes Benz Stadium.

The San Francisco 49ers look to sweep their two-game East Coast road trip after knocking off the Carolina Panthers in decisive fashion in Week 5 before taking on the 2-3 Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Week 6.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan’s squad enters the game as a 5.5-point road favorite, and on paper at least, the Niners do have a vastly superior roster.

Even if a bit of an injury bug has swept across San Francisco in recent weeks.

A depleted defensive line could level the playing field a bit, especially against an Atlanta offense that likes to run the ball and is surprisingly ranked No. 3 overall in the NFL with 823 rush yards.

And that leads us to our first prop bet for Week 6 that’ll be fun to entertain.

Over/under total touchdowns allowed by 49ers defense (Under 2, +106)

The oddsmakers over at FanDuel are favoring Atlanta to score at least two touchdowns against the 49ers’ top-ranked defense with betting odds at -134.

However, the Niners enter this game having allowed an average of just 1.2 touchdowns per game, which is tied for second best, and they’ve only given up one end-zone score in the last two games combined versus the Panthers and Los Angeles Rams.

The Falcons may have a top-10 scoring offense, but it sure seems intriguing enough to suggest San Francisco is able to keep head coach Arthur Smith’s squad out of the end zone more than just one time on Sunday.

Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier finds the end zone vs. 49ers (+190)

Remember that part about Atlanta wanting to run the ball?

Well, it’s a massive blow that running back Cordarrelle Patterson is on injured reserve, but that means No. 2 tailback Tyler Allgeier will tote the rock frequently on Sunday against the NFL’s best run defense.

A pretty good matchup, especially considering Allgeier is averaging 4.7 yards per carry while matching up opposite a 49ers defense that allows only 3 yards per rush.

However, not having found the end zone this season, one might figure Allgeier gets at least one crack at it, breaking across the plane even if it’s in garbage time.

49ers to cover first half spread (-3) vs. Falcons (-120)

The Niners have had some issues scoring points in the second half of games this season, but it’s not too massive a problem over the first two quarters.

Of note, San Francisco is averaging a respectable 13 first-half points, which is tied for 11th best.

And, on the flip side, the 49ers defense is surrendering an average of only 2.4 points over that same timeframe.

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Problems do arise in the second half, as the Niners haven’t exactly been consistent at getting into the end zone until doing so with force against Carolina last week. But the Falcons’ ground-and-pound game actually feeds into the notion that San Francisco will cover the first-half spread of -3.

The 49ers could theoretically be in danger after the half, of course, as Atlanta might look to wear down that elite defense.

But, for betting odds looking at what happens by halftime, taking the Niners to cover here sure seems interesting enough.

San Francisco and Atlanta kick off on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. ET from Mercedes Benz Stadium.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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