Cardinals-49ers Betting Preview: Which of These Bad Teams Has the Advantage?

Oct 07, 2018 11:48 PM EDT
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Betting odds: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers

  • Spread: 49ers -4
  • Over/Under: 40
  • Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: What do the numbers 32%, 37%, 35% have in common? Those are the Cardinals’ spread bet percentages in each of their past three games. This week? Sixty-five bleeping percent of bets (see live betting data here).

Why the change of heart? Well, I don’t think bettors feel much differently about the Cardinals to be honest with you. I just think that there was no chance people wanted to take C.J. Beathard as a favorite.

The Cardinals have gone from +5.5 to +4 since opening, and I don’t think the majority of bettors would change their minds until the Niners approached -3 (which I don’t expect will happen). — Mark Gallant

Trends to know: The 49ers are 0-9 ATS in their past nine games as a home favorite. — Stuckey

The Cardinals enter this game with an average point differential of -14.25 this season.

Since 2004, backing teams with that bad of a point differential has profited bettors an ROI of 14%, according to our Bet Labs data.

And when you look closer, Arizona as a road underdog is in a great spot Sunday…

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