The NFC West showdown at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, will see the San Francisco 49ers facing off against the Arizona Cardinals. It’s Week 9 Thursday Night Football, so we’ve prepared all-important betting tips for tonight’s clash.
The 49ers are coming to Arizona as double-digit favorites, looking to snap an eight-game losing streak to the Cardinals. They routed the Carolina Panthers 51-13 at home last week. Once more, the 49ers showed they are a serious team this season.
The Niners limited the Panthers on 230 total yards, keeping them away from the red zone. They picked off Kyle Allen three times and had seven sacks. On the other side, the Niners converted four of their five visits to the red zone and racked up whopping 232 rushing yards.
San Francisco is allowing only 11.0 points per game this season (2nd in the NFL). Their pass defense is the best in football, yielding just 128.7 yards per contest. Likewise, their offense is among the best in the NFL. They are scoring 29.6 points per game (3rd) while racking up 181.1 rushing yards per contest (2nd).
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On the other side, the Cardinals are coming off a 31-9 loss at the New Orleans Saints, snapping a three-game winning streak. They were helpless against the Saints’ defense, posting only 237 total yards while surrendering 510 in a return.
The Cardinals’ defense is a big issue in 2019. They are allowing 27.9 points per game (29th) on 407.1 total yards (also 29th). Their offense is doing a solid job with rookie Kyler Murray at the helm, scoring 21.2 points per outing (20th).
The Cardinals had a balanced offense, but since Chase Edmonds and David Johnson’s injuries, their ground game collapsed. Hereof, the Cardinals will have a mountain to climb against the 49ers’ defensive unit.
49ers at Cardinals – Betting Trends
As I’ve already mentioned, the 49ers are 0-8 SU in their last eight meetings with the Cardinals. The 49ers covered three times in that span, while they are 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS in the previous five visits to Arizona.
San Francisco is 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS on the season. The 49ers are double digit-favorites for the second straight outing on the road. Back in Week 7, they outlasted Washington 9-0 as 10-point favorites. However, it was a rain-soaked clash, and the 49ers are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four road games.
San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last five games at night. The Niners are 6-3 ATS in their last nine road meetings with the NFC West and 11-5-3 ATS in their previous 19 road games played in November. The under is 4-1 in San Francisco’s last five games overall.
On the other side, the Cardinals are 3-4-1 SU and 5-3 ATS on the season. They are only 1-1-5 SU and 2-5 ATS in the last seven outings at home. Likewise, the Cardinals are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 home encounters with the NFC West.
Arizona is 1-12 SU and 5-7-1 ATS in its last 13 outings as a double-digit dog. The Cardinals are 2-7 SU and 3-5-1 ATS in their previous nine games played in November. The under is 3-2 in their previous five games overall.
49ers at Cardinals – Prop Bets
The 49ers’ defense will be all over Kyler Murray tonight. The Cardinals’ offensive line allowed 26 sacks this season which are the third-most in the NFL. The 49ers have 27 sacks (4th in the league), so consider taking them to sack Murray at least six times at -138 odds.
After scoring four touchdowns against the Panthers last week, RB Tevin Coleman is a -188 fave to add another one against the Cardinals. With RB Matt Breida (ankle) questionable for tonight’s clash, keep your eyes on Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson who are both at +162 odds to score.
As long as they can run the ball and exploit the rivals’ run defenses, the Niners will do it. However, the Cardinals allowed the most receiving touchdowns in the NFL (20), so Jimmy Garoppolo should be a sure shot to throw at least two TD passes at -160 odds.
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