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The ‘Niners, who made the NFC Conference Championship three seasons in a row from 2011 through 2013, won just eight games last year, and now, with a new coach in Jim Tomsula and an incredible amount of roster turnover–Patrick Willis, Justin Smith and Chris Borland retired, while Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox signed elsewhere–expectations are low.
Conversely, Minnesota, which hasn’t won a playoff game since 2009, showed improvement in Mike Zimmer’s first season in 2014, and with second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater progressing and Adrian Peterson back after missing nearly all of 2014, expectations are as high as they’ve been in a long time.
The spread for Monday’s contest represents the shift for each franchise. According to OddsShark, the line opened with the ‘Niners as 4.5-point favorites at home, but that has moved nearly seven points in the opposite direction.
Here’s everything you need to know about all the betting information:
Line: Minnesota (-3)
Moneyline: Minnesota (-145), San Francisco (+125)
Trend to Know: In the last five games of 2014, Minnesota covered the spread four times, while San Francisco covered just once
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