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3 best bets for NFL Monday Night Football – Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers play their last ever regular season game at Candlestick Park when they host the Atlanta Falcons for Monday Night Football, and our NFL man Leigh Copson has picked out his three best bets for this historic match-up.

If your winning First Touchdown Scorer scores a second touchdown during Monday Night Football, Paddy Power will double your odds

The 49ers’ season has not gone according to plan but a win tonight will see them lock up one of the two wildcard spots in the NFC half of the playoffs. Seattle’s defeat to Arizona on Sunday means they could still snatch top spot in the division and a bye for wildcard weekend, but they would need Seattle to lose to St Louis next weekend.

For now they must concentrate on the visiting Falcons and here are the Bettingpro.com three best bets for Atlanta at San Francisco on Monday Night Football:

Vernon Davis To Be Anytime Touchdown Scorer @ 10/11 William Hill

Davis leads San Franciso in the scoring stakes with 12 touchdowns this season, and you have to fancy him to add to that tally against the Falcons. The tight end has scored in each of the 49ers’ last five games and he has gone in for a score in 10 of their 13 games this season. With these statistics in mind, you have to feel that William Hill are being pretty generous with these odds.

Frank Gore for +82.5 Total Rushing Yards @ 10/11 SkyBet

Gore is listed as probably on the injury report for tonight’s game, meaning the Niners do expect him to take to the field... and if he does he could enjoy a successful night. The Atlanta defence ranks 29th against the run, shipping an average of 131.4 yards per game, and that weakness is something former Miami stand-out Gore can exploit after a couple of solid displays against Seattle and Tampa Bay.

Colin Kaepernick -231.5 Total Passing Yards @ 5/6 Paddy Power

Atlanta rank 27th against the pass going into tonight’s game, with their opponents averaging 254.9 yards per game against them through the air. That stat would suggest Kaepernick can throw for over 231.5 yards tonight, but I am not so sure for two reasons. The Niners have not got their passing game going this season and rank 31st, while the Falcons defence is ranked 29th against the run. There are clearly weaknesses there and San Francisco should look to capitalise by dealing Atlanta a large dose of Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, with Kaepernick also scrambling out of the backfield. 
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3 best bets for NFL Monday Night Football – Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers play their last ever regular season game at Candlestick Park when they host the Atlanta Falcons for Monday Night Football, and our NFL man Leigh Copson has picked out his three best bets for this historic match-up.

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