Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jimmy Garoppolo
Betting Odds: San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts (PK)
- San Francisco 49ers Moneyline: -110
- Indianapolis Colts Moneyline: -110
- Over/Under: 43.5
- Kickoff: Aug. 25, 2018 – 4:30 p.m. ET
San Francisco 49ers
Kyle Shanahan has announced that Jimmy Garoppolo and Co. are expected to play the entire first half on Saturday. The Shanahan family has historically been applauded for their ability to generate 1,000-yard rushers out of thin air, but Kyle has also made a habit of bettering his quarterbacks.
Jimmy GQ has averaged a pristine 9.4 yards per attempt this preseason and has seemingly won over the public: 86% of the tickets and 71% of the money have moved the 49ers from a +1 underdog.
Quarterback Andrew Luck hasn’t looked great through two preseason games, although a road trip to Seattle and date with the Ravens’ blitz-happy defense wasn’t exactly a recipe for success.
The first-team offense should have every chance to right the ship against a 49ers defense that ranked among the league’s bottom-eight units in DraftKings points per game, Plus/Minus and Consistency Rating allowed to quarterbacks in 2017 (per our NFL Trends tool).
The only problem is that Luck likely won’t have his top weapons available as T.Y. Hilton (shoulder, questionable) and Marlon Mack (hamstring, doubtful) are both dealing with lingering injuries.