NFL Playoff Betting: New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers Odds, Prediction, and Pick

San Francisco 49ers

This weekend, we have two of the biggest games of the entire NFL season.  One of them starts in the afternoon, while the other one, that we are about to talk about, kicks off in the evening and could be one of the best NFL games of the year.  The New York Giants will head on the road to a place where there was magic just this last weekend on Saturday.  The San Francisco 49ers pulled off a shocking upset with 9 seconds left against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, and this is exactly why they are in the NFC Championship game this weekend.  On the other side of things, the New York Giants pulled off a bit of a surprising upset of their own, as they went to Lambeau field and beat the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers in impressive fashion.

That sets up a game in San Francisco between these two teams, and one that has a few interesting story lines behind it.  For starters, the Niners’ impressive season really came thanks to their incredible defense, and some pretty solid play from the offense.  Last week though, their offense was simply on fire, and it will be interesting to see if they can do the same thing against this Giants defense.  As far as the Giants go, they have one of the best passing games out there with Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, and Victor Cruz.  If the 49ers defense is able to contain this impressive passing game, it could make for a long night for the Giants offense.

This one will kick off at 6:30pm EST on Sunday, January 22nd, and you can bet that the entire NFL world will have their eyes locked on this game.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

New York Giants: +2.5

San Francisco 49ers: -2.5

Free Prediction

This game has all the makings of one that many people will remember for quite a while.  The 49ers have the defense, and the Giants have the offense.  Which other side is going to step up though?  For me, I saw all that I needed to see last weekend from the 49ers.  While both teams look like they are on their “A” game right now, the 49ers get the home field advantage as well.  I’ll take Alex Smith to help lead his team to the victory on Sunday, and a big part of it will be the crazy environment in San Francisco as well.  I’m going with San Fran by three this weekend.

Prediction:  San Francisco 49ers- 24 New York Giants- 21

Free Pick

I’m glad I can get this line at -2.5 instead of -3, but either way I do feel confident about the 49ers being at home this weekend.  Their offense looks to be the real deal, and their defense has already proved that they are more than a handful for their opponents.  I’m going to ride with 49ers and I think that we’ll be seeing them in the Super Bowl against either the New England Patriots or the Baltimore Ravens.  I’m picking the San Francisco 49ers to get the win and also to cover the -2.5.

Pick:  San Francisco 49ers -2.5