Cardinals vs. 49ers Prediction
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the 49ers are 16.5-point favorites versus the Cardinals while the over/under total is currently sitting at 39.5 points. Arizona is 5-10 overall and 1-6 on the road, while San Francisco is 10-4 overall and 5-1 at home.
Line Movement: The 49ers opened as 15-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 16.5 points at most sports book. As for the total, it went from 38.5 to 39.5 after it was bet up earlier this week.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 53% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Cardinals. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Arizona. According to latest NFL trends, the 49ers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against divisional opponents. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games in Week 17 and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. As previously mentioned, the Niners need a win or a Seattle loss/tie to clinch the NFC West and a win plus a Green Bay loss in order to secure a first-round bye. While they should be NFC West Division champions by the end of the day, 16.5 points is a lot in a NFL game. Even though Arizona is a horrendous football team, take the double-digit underdog.
2012 NFL WEEK 17 FREE PICK: ARIZONA CARDINALS +16.5