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San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Prediction & Odds: January 19th 2013

San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Betting Prediction: Atlanta Falcons +5 -110 Odds (January 19th 2013)

TRUST ME ….. nobody thinks LESS of Mike Smith as a head coach than myself but this is a business and the object is to make money. Smith is without question one of the three worst game plan coaches in the NFL and is an even worse game coach. The thing about it is that he has taken a franchise that was in complete disarray from the Bobby Petrino fiasco compounded by the Michael Vick dog fighting debacle and turned them into a perennial playoff team in virtually no time at all. That said, with the deficiencies of Smith at the helm, you really have to give props to GM Thomas Dimitroff for excellent drafts and talent acquisition. This team just has to be good ….. and they are. This game opened at Atlanta -3 and went to 4-5 like the public had Monday’s paper. Last impressions are indelibly etched in bettors mind and the last thing everyone remembers is Colin Kaepernick running wild vs the Packers. Lets be honest ….. the Packers couldn’t stop me, Jimmy Boyd, and Jack Jones running the ball behind five fat guys. If you dial into your selective memory back less than a month, the Falcons dominated a Seattle team for 55 minutes that literally kicked the sh*t out of the 49ers 42-13 on December 23rd. Atlanta just faced Russel Wilson who is elusive and can run, just like Kaepernick, plus they get their best defensive lineman back (John Abraham) who didn’t even play against the Hawks. Atlanta is a beat at home as we all know, 8-1 in the Georgia Dome this year (San Fran 2-2 in domes TY) with a meaningless loss in Week 17. Most importantly about the win over Seattle is the fact that Atlanta finally got the playoff monkey off their back. In the last six NFC title games where the No.1 and No.2 seeds have met, the top seed as won every time. Further, the dog is 6-4 in this round over the last five years. Even if Smith gums up the works, can’t see this one ending in a rout for either team. All considered, we have a home team that has won better than 85% of it’s home games over the past five years getting points against a rookie quarterback with less than eight career starts. Give us the five and some money line. If you enjoyed this 49ers vs. Falcons NFL Playoffs betting prediction, Don’t miss out on Dennis Macklin’s premium picks for January 19th 2013 at

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