49ers vs Cardinals Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 10/31/2019
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals host the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on Thursday, October 31, 2019. San Francisco opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The total has been set at 43. The 49ers are 7-0-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the San Francisco 49ers played the Carolina Panthers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 51-13. Running the show from under center for the 49ers was Jimmy Garoppolo who went 18/22 with 175 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception on the day. Tevin Coleman paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 48 yards and he notched 3 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 105 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.5 yards per carry. George Kittle led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 86 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 14.3 yards per reception during the game. The San Francisco 49ers ended up running the ball 38 times and racked up 232 yards which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 63 plays for 388 yards. For the game, the 49ers racked up a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 31 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, San Francisco allowed 19 completions on 37 tries for a total of 100 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.0%. In the running game, the 49ers allowed 130 yards on 19 tries which is an average of 6.8 yards per run allowed. For the game, they conceded 230 yards and earned 3 turnovers. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Texans vs Jaguars game.
49ers Better their record to 7-0 After Win
The 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 7-0 for this year. They are one of the dangerous teams in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yards, they are currently ranked 10th among NFC teams and 16th in the NFL with 2,711 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the 49ers currently have a total of 9 passing TDs and 13 rushing TDs. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league with an average of 30 points per contest, ranking them 3rd in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 181 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the conference.
The 49ers have one of the top tier defenses in the league, allowing 11.0 points per contest ranking them 1st in the NFC. When talking about rushing yards, San Francisco is allowing 95.7 yards per game which has them at 1st in the NFC West and 11th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry ranking them 11th among NFC teams and 20th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 1,268 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the 49ers have allowed 901 yards. Teams are completing 54.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 3.9 yards per try. They have conceded 5 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Arizona Cardinals went up against the New Orleans Saints and were defeated 31-9. Christian Kirk led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 19 yards by way of 1 carries which meant he averaged 19.0 yards per carry. Charles Clay was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 88 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 29.3 yards per reception during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 19/33 with 220 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball 11 times and generated 40 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per rush. In the game, the Cardinals earned a total of 10 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 35 yards. In the game, they ran 49 plays which added up to 237 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arizona conceded 34 completions on 43 tries for a total of 373 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.0%. On the day, they gave up 510 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Cardinals conceded 137 yards on 29 carries which is an average of 4.7 yards per attempt allowed. Josh Schonwald has a free pick against the spread for the game between the Redskins and Bills.
Cardinals Worsen Their Mark to 3-4-1 After Loss
The Cardinals head into this matchup 3-4-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cardinals have one of the worst offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Cardinals are currently ranked 4th in the division and 20th out of all the teams in the league averaging 21.3 points per game. Arizona hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 117 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 14th in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 932 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Cardinals average 343 yards per game overall ranking them 22nd in the league and 12th in the conference.
The Cardinals are allowing 27.9 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the division and 29th in the NFL. In terms of points given up, they have given up 223 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 130 yards per contest ranking them 25th in the league and 4th in the division. For the 2019 season, they have allowed 1,041 yards on the ground and 4 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the NFL. They are allowing 277 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals sit in 14th in the NFC. They have conceded 20 passing TDs for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the 49ers -7
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