The San Francisco 49ers are 12-2 SU and 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a road favorite. The 49ers are a road favorite Sunday against the New York Giants, and their defense could receive a boost with the return of linebacker Aldon Smith.
Smith has 42 sacks in 43 career regular season games. After missing San Francisco's first 10 games due to a suspension, Smith will be back in action this week against the Giants. Will he record a sack in his first game back? “Yes” is going off at -230 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, while “No” pays +190. The line for Smith sacks the rest of the season is set at 5.5.
New York is coming off four straight double-digit losses. One prop bet sets the line for the amount of rushing yards the Giants will allow Sunday at 150.5. Another asks if Tom Coughlin will still be the team's head coach in Week 1 next season -- “No” is a -150 favorite over “Yes” at +110.
Sitting on an even hotter seat is Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman, whose team has allowed 50-plus points in each of its past two games. Trestman is a -200 favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com to be relieved of his duties before Week 1 next season and a +150 underdog to keep his job. Bettors that think the Bears' defensive woes will continue can bet that Chicago will allow 50 or more points again this regular season at +550, or bet that the Bears won't at -1200.
The Houston Texans visit the Cleveland Browns with a new quarterback under center after benching Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of Ryan Mallett, who will be making his first career NFL start. Lines on Mallett's performance against the Browns are set at 210.5 passing yards and 1.5 passing touchdowns, with the UNDER 1.5 favored at -200 over the OVER 1.5 at +160. Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last six games.