Saturday Night Football provides a rare NFL treat with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the San Diego Chargers at 8:25 PM ET from Levi’s Stadium. San Diego vs San Francisco Odds have S.F. -1 with 60% of expert NFL predictions week 16 on San Diego. San Francisco (7-7 SU 6-7-1 ATS) will not reach the postseason after going to the Super Bowl last year and are coming off a 7-17 loss at Seattle. San Diego (8-6 SU 6-8 ATS) remain playoff eligible despite losing their last two games, most recently a 10-22 loss at home to Denver. Can the 49ers play for pride and their coach despite being eliminated from playoff contention? Our handicappers give away our experts NFL Week 14 picks. San Diego vs San Francisco Odds have San Diego as +1 point underdogs on the spread at BOVADA.LV
Expert NFL Predictions Week 16 Analysis: The Chargers core offensive players: QB Phillip Rivers (probable), RB Ryan Matthews (questionable), WR Keenan Allen (out) are either out or banged up. The 49ers hard-hitting defense remains a top-10 NFL unit and the Chargers shaky O-line has trouble opening holes. The 49ers pass-rush (20th sacks) will pin their ears back on a one-dimensional Chargers attack and get after slow-footed Chargers QB Phillip Rivers (97.3 passer rating). For all of the 49ers offensive flaws the talent is still in place with speedy QB Colin Kaepernick (4.45 40-speed), workhorse RB Frank Gore (questionable) and a fleet of gifted wideouts. San Francisco TE Vernon Davis (6’3″ 265 Lbs. 4.40 40-speed) has underachieved but could have a breakout game against the Chargers suspect pass-defense (21st defensive passer rating). San Diego vs San Francisco Odds Total 41.0
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ESPN2 News Bottom Line: 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is being canned because of personal disputes with the front-office but the the guy can flat out coach. Our handicappers are not quite sure that we can say the same for Chargers sideline pilot Mike McCoy. With all other things being pretty much equal our experts will side with the more talented, better coached team at home.
ESPN2 News Expert NFL Predictions Week 16: San Francisco +1 spread