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Typically, the fans of each team a bit bias when it comes to predicting the outcome of a game featuring their NFL franchise. San Francisco 49ers fans are no different. Each week on our Gameday pages, in addition to game information, we list the prediction percentage among 49ers fans and then among general fans. The 49ers fan info is gathered from our weekly Pick 'Em contest while the general fan info is gathered from Sportstacular, a popular mobile scores app. The results from our Pick 'Em contest often favors the 49ers more than the Sportstacular results.
Last week, 77% of 49ers fans believed that the 49ers would beat the Saints. Compare this to only 43% of general fans who felt the 49ers would beat the Saints.
However, this week, even though the much of the media is leaning toward the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game, all fans are very much on the side of San Francisco. As of right now, 88% of 49ers fans feel that the 49ers will beat the Giants and advance to the Super Bowl. Nationally, 63% of fans believe that the 49ers will accomplish the same thing. In fact, the northeast region of the United States is the only region in the nation where the majority of fans believe that the Giants will advance to the Super Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers are a 2.5 point favorite in Sunday's game.