Thursday, October 6, 2016
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The Arizona Cardinals take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Levi's Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43. The Cardinals are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The 49ers have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
Carson Palmer finished with 288 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 23 passes out of 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by David Johnson, who finished with 83 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. John Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 144 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 420 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 118 yards on 25 attempts.
Blaine Gabbert finished with 196 yards passing for San Francisco last week. He went 16 for 23, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The 49ers were led on the ground by Carlos Hyde, who finished with 74 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Jeremy Kerley led the team in receiving with 88 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. San Francisco had 14 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 53 total plays for 295 yards for the contest. The 49ers ran for 106 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Arizona scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 14th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 42 attempts for a 57% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 281 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Cardinals run for an average of 101 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the league. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 382 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Cardinals average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 6th in the NFL. They accumulate 45.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 25th in the league.
Arizona allows 204 passing yards per game, ranking 7th, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 11th. They give up 21 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Cardinals allow 110 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the NFL. Arizona allows 314 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 8th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.8 penalties for 66.8 yards per game, ranking them 22nd among NFL teams.
San Francisco averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 15th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 17 passes per game on 30 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. They throw for 179 yards through the air per game, ranking them 32nd. The 49ers run for an average of 114 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 10th on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 293 yards per game, ranking them 30th in the league on offense. The 49ers get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 26th. They average 31.8 penalty yards per game via 4.2 penalties, ranking them 32nd in the NFL.
San Francisco allows an average of 250 passing yards per game, which ranks 13th in the league. Their defense overall allows 27 points per contest, which has them ranked 23rd. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The 49ers allow 141 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 32nd in the NFL. San Francisco allows 390 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 26th in the league. They force 7.5 penalties for 61.8 yards in each contest, ranking 25th.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
San Francisco Betting Trends
San Francisco is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
San Francisco has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/03/16 QB Carson Palmer Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. San Francisco
10/03/16 RB Chris Johnson Groin expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/03/16 QB Drew Stanton None expected to start Thursday vs. San Francisco
10/02/16 P Drew Butler Ankle "?" Thursday vs. San Francisco
10/02/16 DT Frostee Rucker Knee "?" Thursday vs. San Francisco
10/02/16 DT Robert Nkemdiche Ankle "?" Thursday vs. San Francisco
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
10/03/16 DL DeForest Buckner Foot injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
10/03/16 LB NaVorro Bowman Achilles IR
10/02/16 DB Jimmie Ward Quad "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
10/02/16 TE Vance McDonald Hip "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
09/26/16 T Anthony Davis Concussion has retired
09/20/16 LB Ray-Ray Armstrong Pectoral IR
09/16/16 NT Ian Williams Ankle IR
09/06/16 CB Will Redmond ACL IR
09/02/16 QB Thad Lewis Knee IR
09/01/16 LB Aaron Lynch Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/30/16 WR Bruce Ellington Hamstring IR
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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