Giants vs. 49ers Prediction & Point Spread: NFC Conference Championship: January 22nd 2012
Giants vs. 49ers – The incendiary New York Giants and the impressive San Francisco 49ers will square off in what promises to be an absolutely thrilling affair when the two rivals meet in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 4:00 PM ET, live from Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Best of all though, is that Touthouse football bettors everywhere will get the expert information they’ll need in order to make a pair of informative wagers thanks to this expert NFC Championship game betting breakdown.
Led by first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh, the Niners rose up this season to shock the NFC en route to being now, just one step away from its first Super Bowl appearance since winning it all way back in 1994. The Giants have gotten some eye-opening play from underrated quarterback Eli Manning, not to mention some jaw-dropping defense and excellent rushing in order to move one step away from getting back to the big dance after winning it all in 2007. Okay NFL gridiron gamblers, let’s take a look at both teams and their respective ATS numbers they recorded this season.
New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers
When: Sunday, January 22nd 2012 at 4:00 PM ET
Where: Live from Candlestick Park in San Francisco,, CA
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Point Spread: San Francisco 49ers (-2.5) vs. New York Giants (+2.5) Over/Under 42
New York Giants (11-7 SU, 10-7-1 ATS, 9-8-1 O/U)
The Giants are on a red-hot roll, having won four straight games coming into this NFC title game, including their seriously impressive 37-20 spanking of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Divisional battle this past weekend.
The G-Men have also covered the spread in each of their last four games while compiling a blistering 6-1 ATS mark over their L/7 games overall.
The Giants have been extremely stingy in not allowing more than 20 points in each of their last four games while also scoring at least 24 points in six of their last seven games.
New York got a fine campaign out of veteran quarterback Eli Manning as he completed 61.0 percent of his passes for a stellar 4,933 yards with 29 touchdowns and just 16 interceptions while helping his team finish fifth in passing (295.5 ypg) and average 25.3 points per game (ninth). While the Giants are ranked last in the league in rushing, they’ve gotten excellent production out of veteran back Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs over the last 6-8 weeks or so. Bradshaw has rushed for 63 yards in each of New York’s pair of playoff wins while Jacobs rushed for 92 yards against Atlanta in their NFC wild card matchup two weeks ago.
Defensively, New York has been on fire for the better part of the last month despite ranking 29th against the pass and 19th against the run. The Giants allowed 25.0 points per game this season (25th) but haven’t allowed more than 23 points in each of their last five games. The Giants are 6-3 SU and 5-3 ATS and O/U on the road this season.
Here is a look at the Giants’ key trends this season.
Giants are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 playoff road games.
Giants are 6-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Giants are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 playoff games.
Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC.
Giants are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Giants are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in January.
Under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 games overall.
Over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 road games.
Under is 7-2 in Giants last 9 playoff games.
Under is 8-3 in Giants last 11 games in January.
Over is 9-4 in Giants last 13 vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 22-10-1 in Giants last 33 vs. NFC.
San Francisco 49ers (14-3 SU, 13-3-1 ATS, 8-9 O/U)
The San Francisco 49ers have been very impressive in winning five straight games and six of their last seven overall, including their 36-32 ‘Instant Classic’ of a victory over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in their NFC Divisional playoff win this past weekend.
The Niners cashed in as a 3.5-point home underdog to move to 3-1 ATS over its last four games, thanks mostly to the contributions of oft-embattled veteran quarterback Alex Smith as the Niners underrated signal-caller threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Frisco has used a combination of seriously overpowering defense and a strong rushing attack to reach the NFC title game in head coach Jim Harbaugh’s first season with the storied franchise.
Despite Smith’s heroics this past weekend, San Francisco ranked a dismal 29th in passing this season (183.1 ypg) though they did finish eighth in the league in rushing (127.8 ypg) as veteran running back Frank Gore rushed for 1,211 yards with eight touchdowns. Frisco also put up 23.8 points per game this season to finish 11th in scoring.
However, it was defense where the Niners really excelled this season. San Francisco ranked fourth in total yards allowed (308.2 ypg), first against the run (77.2 ypg) and second in points allowed (14.3 ppg), though they did give up 230.9 passing yards per contest (16th). Gifted rookie defensive end Aldon Smith recorded 14 sacks this season and Frisco has arguably the best linebacker in the game in perennial all-pro Patrick Willis.
Here is a look at San Francisco’s key trends this season.
49ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
49ers are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in January.
49ers are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NFC.
49ers are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games following an SU win.
49ers are 19-6-3 ATS in their last 28 home games.
49ers are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
Over is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 games in January.
Over is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 playoff home games.
Over is 9-3-1 in 49ers last 13 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Over is 12-5 in 49ers last 17 vs. NFC.
Here is a look at the game’s key head-to-head trends.
Favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
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