Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco -7.5
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals are headed to Levi's Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the San Francisco 49ers. The odds on this contest have San Francisco as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 44.5.
The Cardinals ended the season with a 5-10 record. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Arizona Cardinals had an average of 22.6 points per contest. As a team they held an average of 124.4 yards rushing, ranking them 10th in the league. The Cardinals earned 5,467 total yards for the prior year. Arizona totaled 20 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding yards through the air, the Cardinals gave up 4,510 yards which had them ranked 31st in the NFL. They gave up 4.4 yards per rush on the ground and 120.1 yards on the ground per game last season. They conceded 38 touchdowns through the air and 9 running touchdowns. During the campaign, they allowed 1,922 rushing yards through 16 outings. They granted 402.0 yards/contest which put them 32nd in the league. The Cardinals sat in 28th in the league in relation to team defense, allowing 27.6 PPG.
In the 16 games in his career, Murray has completed 349 of his 542 attempts for 3,722 yards. He averages 232.6 yds per contest through the air with a 87.4 QB rating. Murray has thrown for 20 TD's compared to 12 interceptions and the longest throw of his career went for 88 yds. He's lost 309 yards while being sacked 48 times. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 3.7% and his interception percentage is 2.2%. DeAndre Hopkins has snatched up 8,602 yards as a receiver in 110 games for his career. He's snatched 632 passes thrown his way which averages 13.6 yards per catch. His longest catch of his career went for 76 yards and he's been able to snag 60.3% of the balls thrown to him. Hopkins (54 touchdowns through the air) holds an average of 78.2 yds per contest receiving and he averages 5.7 receptions per contest in his career.
The 49ers ended the season with a 13-3 record and a loss in the Super Bowl. They had an average of 144.1 yards via the ground game and toted the ball for 2,305 yards for the season. For the prior season, the 49ers had a total of 3,792 passing yards as well as averaging 237.0 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 13th in the NFL. The San Francisco 49ers averaged 381.1 yards/game ranking them 4th in football. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the 49ers had a ranking of 2nd out of all teams in the NFL by scoring 29.9 PPG. San Francisco conceded a total of 1,802 yards rushing (112.6 yards per outing) in addition to 11 touchdowns via the rush last year. Over the course of the season, they allowed 310 points in total. They allowed 23 touchdowns via the pass in addition to gave up 169.2 yards per game, which had them sitting 1st out of all teams. The 49ers conceded 19.4 PPG, which had them in 8th of all teams in the NFL.
Jimmy Garoppolo has completed 565 of his career 837 passes for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His longest pass during his time in the league is 75 yards and he's throwing for 165.4 yds per contest. For his NFL career, Garoppolo has thrown for 6,946 yards with 44 touchdowns and 21 picks. His QB rating is 102.0 with a TD percentage of 5.3% and an interception rate of 2.5%. Since he's been in the league, he's been sacked 65 different times totaling 442 yds lost behind the line of scrimmage. George Kittle has accumulated 2,945 yards as a receiver in 45 games for his career. He has caught 216 balls which averages 13.6 yards per reception. His longest reception of his career went for 85 yds and he's been able to catch 70.6% of the passes thrown in his direction. Kittle (12 touchdowns through the air) has an average of 65.4 yards per game receiving and he has 4.8 receptions per game throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers -7.5
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