San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 12/26/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
TV: Prime Video
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -4
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals (8-6) host the San Francisco 49ers (5-9) at State Farm Stadium on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Arizona opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 50.
The San Francisco 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 5-9 for this year. The last time they took the field they went up against the Dallas Cowboys and were beaten 41-33. Nick Mullens went 21/36 with 219 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 2 picks on the day. Raheem Mostert paced the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 68 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.9 yards per run. Kendrick Bourne was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 86 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 21.5 yards per reception during the game. The San Francisco 49ers rushed the ball a total of 36 times and earned a total of 150 yards giving them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 81 plays for a total of 458 yards. For the game, the 49ers earned 28 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 39 yards. In terms of defense, San Francisco conceded 20 catches on 34 throws for a total of 204 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. On the ground, the 49ers conceded 87 yards on 22 tries which means they had an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 291 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
The 49ers have attained 5,196 yards in total over the course of this year. As a team they average 112.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 17th in the league. In terms of scoring, San Francisco has amassed 21 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns. When talking about getting in the endzone, the San Francisco 49ers are sitting at 23.8 PPG. In terms of yards via the pass, the 49ers have conceded 2,938 yards which ranks them 4th in the league. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 314.3 yards per game ranking them 5th in football. The 49ers are ranked 17th in the NFL in relation to team defense, giving up 25.1 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.9 yards per rush and 104.4 rushing yards per game for the year. In their 14 games played, they have yielded 209.9 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.3%. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,462 yards via the running game in 14 games.
The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 8-6 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Philadelphia Eagles and earned the win by a score of 33-26. Chase Edmonds paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 47 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 169 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 18.8 yards per catch for that game. Kyler Murray went 27/36 with 406 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He threw 1 pick in the game. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball a total of 30 times and added 103 yards which had them averaging 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Cardinals racked up 26 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 83 yards. In all, they totaled 68 plays for 526 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona allowed 24 catches on 44 attempts totaling 305 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. For this contest, they conceded 422 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. Against the run, the Cardinals allowed 117 yards on 29 attempts which is an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed.
Regarding how much they score, the Cardinals are sitting 10th in the league by scoring 27.9 points per game. For the season to this point, the Cardinals have thrown for 3,520 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 251.4 passing yards per game, putting them at 15th in the league. They are averaging 147.8 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 2,069 yards for the year. The Arizona Cardinals are averaging 399.2 yards/outing which has them ranked 3rd out of all teams in the league. When talking about yards via the pass, the Cardinals have conceded 3,229 yards which ranks them 12th in the league. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 350.0 yards per contest putting them at 13th in the National Football League. The Cardinals are sitting in 13th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 23.5 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 119.4 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of their 14 games played this season, they have conceded 230.6 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.7%. During this campaign, they have given up 1,671 rushing yards through 14 games.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +4
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