Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction, 11/7/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (+3)
The San Francisco 49ers (3-4) host the Arizona Cardinals (7-1) at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. San Francisco opens as 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 47.
The Arizona Cardinals head into this game 7-1 for this year. In their last game, the Cardinals faced the Packers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 24-21. Chase Edmonds was the rushing leader for the Cardinals with 7 carries for 30 yards (4.3 yds per attempt). DeAndre Hopkins had an average of 33.0 yards per catch by recording 66 yards on 2 catches. Kyler Murray connected on 22/33 with 274 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 67 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. In the running game, the Cardinals gave up 42 yards on 15 attempts, which calculates to 2.8 yards per rush allowed. Arizona relinquished 23 completions on 32 tries for 118 yds, and a completion percentage of 71.9%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 55 plays which converted into 334 yards. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball 20 different times and recorded 74 yds, earning them an average of 3.7 yards per carry.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Arizona Cardinals have an average of 30.8 points per outing. As a unit they hold an average of 128.8 yards rushing which is 7th in the NFL. The Cardinals have racked up 3,149 total yards for the year. Arizona has accrued 103 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 52 infractions for 440 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 different times (7 picks and 2 fumbles lost). When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Arizona has earned 17 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
Regarding passing yardage, the Cardinals have surrendered 1,591 yards which has them ranked 6th in the league. They have surrendered 198.9 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.2%. During this campaign, they are granting 319.0 yards/contest putting them 4th in the National Football League. They have relinquished 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 4 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for 4.9 yards per rush and 120.1 yards on the ground per game over the course of this season. Overall, they have given up 961 rushing yards through 8 games. The Cardinals are sitting in 3rd in the league regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 17.3 PPG.
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The 49ers head into this matchup 3-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the 49ers went home victorious with a score of 33-22 against the Bears. Elijah Mitchell ran the football 18 times for 137 yds, ending the game with 7.6 yds per carry for San Francisco. Deebo Samuel was one of the featured targets for the 49ers, catching 6 throws for 171 yds (28.5 yds per catch). Jimmy Garoppolo ended the game with 322 yds on 17/28 through the air while his QB rate was 100.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 11.5 yds. San Francisco surrendered 33 run attempts for 148 yds (4.5 yds per rush). The 49ers passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 65.4%, surrendering 147 yds on 17 out of 26 through the air. The 49ers finished the game with a total of 467 yards on 54 plays (8.6 yds per play). San Francisco rushed the ball for 5.6 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 145 yds on 26 carries.
Concerning their ability to score points, the 49ers are sitting 17th out of all teams in football with an average of 24.0 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the 49ers have compiled 1,722 yards via the pass as well as an average of 246.0 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 15th in the NFL. They average 123.7 run yards per game and have rushed for 866 yards for the season. The San Francisco 49ers maintain an average of 369.7 yards/contest which has them sitting 13th out of all teams in the league. The San Francisco offense has accrued 540 yards of penalties on 45 violations, which ranks them 24th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 5 picks while surrendering 5 fumbles and they have been able to earn 80 first downs.
The 49ers are conceding 24.4 points per game, which has them ranked 22nd in football. San Francisco has allowed the opposition a total of 890 yards via the ground game (127.1 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have conceded 11 touchdowns via the pass and 196.9 yards/contest, which has them sitting 3rd in the league. The 49ers defense has been on the field for 439 plays, which ranks them 5th in the league. In total, they have given up 171 total points. They have compiled 5 takeaways (3 fumbles and 2 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +3
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