49ers vs. Saints: Don’t sleep on this Week 12 prop bet

Running back Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Running back Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

49ers -9. 6-4. 42. 4:25 p.m. ET. 4-7. 15. Fox. Sunday, Nov. 27

The 49ers and Saints have a number of props for betting fans in Week 12, but a recent Niners trend should make bettors jump at this particular prop.

The San Francisco 49ers should feel pretty comfortable about continuing their three-game win streak when they host the 4-7 New Orleans Saints for a Week 12 bout at Levi’s Stadium this Sunday.

Of course, the game sets up to be something of a trap in the wake of the Niners’ dominant Week 11 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football from Mexico City.

Pound for pound, though, there’s a reason why San Francisco is a notable nine-point favorite for the game, according to the oddsmakers over at FanDuel.

The Saints don’t necessarily do anything well on either side of the ball, but they’re not boasting any massive liability either. Perhaps New Orleans is vulnerable defending against the run, but that opens up the door for head coach Kyle Shanahan to exploit this weakness with a run-heavy approach.

Especially in the second half, and that leads to a prop bet that betting fans can’t afford to pass up for Week 12.

49ers vs. Saints: Second-half scoring prop bet

During the 49ers’ three-game win streak, coordinator DeMeco Ryans’ defense hasn’t allowed an opponent a single point.

That’s right. Not one point in the second half of the last three games, or for the baseball nuts out there, three consecutive second-half shutouts.

So, if you’re looking for a fun prop bet, consider the betting favorites for each half and which one winds up being the highest-scoring two-quarter period.

FanDuel actually has the betting favorite being the second half at -115, but the first half isn’t too far behind at -110.

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What might influence this is the fact Shanahan’s offense has come alive a bit after halftime, and that could always drive up the score. However, if the modus operandi is to use a strong run game to grind down New Orleans, scoring after the half might be at more of a minimum.

Especially if Ryans’ defense is preventing the Saints from finding the end zone (or even the goal posts) in quarters three and four.

It might be provocative and fun to look at the first half as the highest-scoring half in this one, at least based on how good the Niners have been on defense after halftime.

San Francisco and New Orleans kick off their Week 12 matchup on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 4:25 p.m. from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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