Saints vs. 49ers Point Spread: Week 2 NFL Picks: September 20th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2010

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Monday Night Football betting action resumes on Monday, September 20th from Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA, when the San Francisco 49ers play host to the New Orleans Saints. These two teams last met back in 2008 with the Saints scoring the 31-17 home victory as 4-point chalk.

Point Spread: This Monday night encounter currently has the 49ers currently sitting at (+5.5) with the game ‘total’ set at 44. Kickoff is set for 8:30 ET.

New Orleans comes into this match-up after winning and pushing a close fought battle with the Vikings 14-9 as 4.5-point favorites. QB Drew Brees threw for 237 yards and a TD while completing 27-of-36 attempts. RB Pierre Thomas paced the ground game with 71 yards and one TD. Reggie Bush added 14 yards on the ground and five receptions for 33 yards through the air. WR Devery Henderson had the lone TD catch along with two catches, while Marques Colston and Robert Meachem combined for eight catches and 95 yards. The Saints ‘D’ accounted for one INT and one sack.

San Francisco comes limping into Week 2 after getting their bells rung by the Seahawks 31-6 when they were 3-point favorites going in. Starting QB Alex Smith was out of sync throwing two INT on 26-of-45 for 225 yards. RB Frank Gore managed just 38 yards rushing with six catches for 45 yards through the air. TE Vernon Davis seemed like the only target for Alex Smith hauling in a team leading eight passes for 73 yards. The Defense had one sack and one INT.

In games since 2008, when favored by 3.5 to 9.5 points, the Saints have been a $$$-maker cashing a sensational 13 of the L/14 times SU while posting a 10-4 ATS mark. When favored the L/2 seasons, the Saints have gotten the job done for their better backers cashing an unbelievable 16 of their L/25 times against the closing NFL odds. When dogged the L/2 seasons the 49ers are 5-15 SU, but split their games ATS (9-9). They’ve also cashed their betting backers tickets eight of the L/14 times when opposing a +.500 opponent (8-2-2 ATS). is your one stop shop for 2010 week 2 NFL football picks! Be sure to sign-up for our free football betting newsletter on our homepage for exclusive football picks from our team of professional sports handicappers. This Saints vs. 49ers week 2 NFL picks and point spread preview is courtesy of North Shore Sports.