2017 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 10, 2017
Carolina at San Francisco
Sunday 09/10 04:25 PM Eastern
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 48 -117 (risk 1 to return 1.85) RESULT: WIN
Kyle Shanahan was hired to revive a moribund San Francisvo offense and he has his work cut out for him as the 49ers finished near the bottom in nearly every offensive category last season. The Niners averaged only 19.3 points and 308.1 yards of offense per game and will start journeyman Brian Hoyer at quarterback with C.J. Beathard as the backup. The 49ers loaded up with defensive players in the draft and they have a new coordinator in Robert Saleh, who will try to emulate the success he had as a Seattle assistant. Carolina has a veteran defense that will be bolstered by Julius Peppers, who returns to the team he played for from 2002-2009. Cam Newton recorded career lows in completion percentage and passer rating and he's coming off shoulder surgery in March. The Panthers have stayed UNDER four of the last five years in the first week of the season and they were 3-0-1 UNDER their last four games last year. San Francisco has gone UNDER 20 of its last 28 home contests. Shanahan will need some time to turn this situation around and he's facing a solid defense in this matchup. Take the UNDER.