49ers vs. Cardinals Free Pick
NFC West teams will lock horns in Arizona today where the Cardinals will host the 49ers at 4:05PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, the Cardinals 6.5-point home favorites over the 49ers while the over/under total is currently sitting at 45 points.
The Cardinals should win this game but there has to be a regression to the mean at some point. In the first two weeks of the season, they've beaten up the Saints and Bears, who both look directionless on offense. Carson Palmer, meanwhile, hasn't been sacked yet and is completing 64.3 percent of his passes.
After listening to the talking heads discuss how bad they were going to be all offseason, the 49ers routed the Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 1. Then, coming off a short week, had to travel to Pittsburgh to take on a pissed off Steelers team on extra rest having played the Patriots in the season opener. In short, San Fran run into a buzz saw last Sunday.
The 49ers aren't as good as what they showed in Week 1 and aren't as bad as what they displayed in Week 2. They're also familiar with the Cardinals and are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games in Arizona. Take the points.
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