Cardinals vs. 49ers TNF Pick
Will the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Cardinals and 49ers be low-scoring for bettors at 8:25PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cardinals are 4-point road favorites versus the 49ers after San Francisco opened as only a 2.5-point dog. As for the total, the number currently sits at 43.5 points after opening at 42.5.
Arizona enters play having dropped three of its first four games to start the season. The Cardinals' latest loss came at a price, as Carson Palmer suffered a concussion in the team's 17-13 loss to the Rams. As of this writing, it's assumed that Drew Stanton will start for the Cardinals but nothing is official. The Cardinals are 1-3 straight up and 1-3 against the spread.
San Francisco also enters Week 5 coming off a loss and is also 1-3 to start the season. The Niners blew a 14-0 lead to the Cowboys in an eventual 24-17 defeat as a 1-point underdog last Sunday. Despite average play from quarterback Blaine Gabbert (16-of-23 for 196 yards with one touchdown and one interception), Chip Kelly maintains that he's not considering a change at signal-caller.
OUR PICK: Whether it's Palmer or Stanton, this game should fall under on Thursday night. The under has cashed in nine of the Cardinals' last 12 games overall and is 4-0 in their last four games versus teams from inside their division. The under is also 8-1 in the Niners' last nine games played on Thursday, is 20-6 in their last 26 home games, and is 9-3 in their last 12 games versus divisional opponents. Expect a low-scoring affair in Santa Clara.
NFL WEEK 5 PICK: CARDINALS/49ERS UNDER 43.5