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49ers become first NFL team to cash OVER bet with win vs. Cardinals

49ers become first NFL team to cash OVER bet with win vs. Cardinals

The 49ers made a lot of people happy Sunday, and not just their hordes of fans who exploded when running back Jeff Wilson Jr. scored with 31 seconds left to beat the Cardinals at Levi's Stadium.

The win showed the 49ers can bounce back from defeat, and it also made coach Kyle Shanahan's team the first to cash an OVER ticket on win totals this season. The 49ers' OVER/UNDER closed at eight wins, and they now sit at 9-1 after the 36-26 win over Arizona.

Run to the window and cash those tickets, Niner backers.

The NFL has a few teams that can hit their OVER with wins in Week 12.

The Ravens, Seahawks and Bills each can hit their OVER with Ws next week. The Ravens and Seahawks both closed at 8.5, while the 7-3 Bills closed at seven and have at least guaranteed backers a push.

[RELATED: Why Bosa believes Cards made right call drafting Kyler]

As for the Raiders, their number was a six before it was taken off the board when Antonio Brown went on a guerilla campaign to get himself released. If you bet the OVER prior to that, then you can cash your ticket if the 6-4 Raiders beat the Jets next Sunday. 

Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa and Co. have filled some people's pockets with extra Christmas money. Now, they must focus on the bigger picture starting with a Week 12 showdown with the Packers at Levi's Stadium.

49ers-Falcons odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 15 game

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49ers-Falcons odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 15 game

The 49ers (11-2) say they aren't taking the Atlanta Falcons (4-9) lightly this week, but Las Vegas might be. 

San Francisco is a massive favorite ahead of Sunday's game at Levi's Stadium, favored by as many as 11 points. It marks the fourth time the 49ers have been double-digit favorites in a game this season, but the NFC West leaders have not covered the spread in any of those prior contests. 

The fourth time could be the charm Sunday as Kyle Shanahan coaches against the Falcons for the first time. Shanahan was Atlanta's offensive coordinator from 2015 through 2016, including during the Falcons' 34-28 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. In other words, prepare yourself for plenty of "28-3" references during the game. 

[RELATED: Why Shanahan isn't worried about Falcons being trap game]

Here's how Las Vegas and experts around the country see Sunday's game playing out.

Line

Caesars: SF -11
Consensus: SF -11
Westgate: SF -10
Wynn: SF -11

Predictions

Nick Wagoner, ESPN: 49ers 28, Falcons 21
Vaughn McClure: 49ers 30, Falcons 20
Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: 49ers 28, Falcons 3
Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk: 49ers 23, Falcons 10
Gregg Rosenthal, NFL Media: 49ers 40, Falcons 21

49ers vs. Falcons live stream: How to watch NFL Week 15 game online

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49ers vs. Falcons live stream: How to watch NFL Week 15 game online

The 49ers are back in control of the NFC's top seed, but they aren't in the clear just yet. 

San Francisco (11-2) hosts the Atlanta Falcons (4-9) on Sunday at Levi's Stadium, but the gap between these two teams might not be as pronounced as their records. The Falcons have won three of their last five games, beating the Carolina Panthers 40-20 in Atlanta last week. Ranking seventh in the NFL in total offense (4,894 yards), the Falcons have accumulated more yards than all but three of the 49ers' opponents this season (Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks).

Although the 49ers are (at least) a game ahead of the NFC's top contenders, they can't afford a loss with a Week 17 showdown against the Seahawks looming. Clinching their first 12-win season since 2013 with a victory Sunday will go a long way towards home-field advantage. 

[RELATED: Could Suggs stay in NFC West, join injury-riddled 49ers?]

Here's how to watch Sunday's 49ers-Falcons game online and on TV. 

Start time: Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1:25 p.m. PT
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV -- Get a free trial