NFL betting odds handicappers will have their choice of the 49ers and Cardinals as both teams have the good fortune of playing in the NFC West which keeps their playoff hopes alive with the NFL betting lines.
The Arizona Cardinals will host the San Francisco 49ers on ESPN Monday Night Football with kickoff scheduled for 8:40 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with San Francisco as a 1 point favorite with an over/under of 39.5.
The winner of this matchup will remain in the NFC West race while the loser will likely be out of the money for the rest of the way.
The San Francisco 49ers have a record of 3-7 both straight up and with the football betting odds. The 49ers were touted as the favorite to win the NFC West but stumbled out of the gate with a 0-5 start. Troy Smith took over for Alex Smith in the midst of the losing streak and has played well with a 90.8 QB rating.
Frank Gore balances the attack with 801 yards rushing. The 49ers entered the season known for a strong defense and they rank 13th overall in the NFL. San Francisco was shutout at home last week by Tampa Bay 21-0.
The Arizona Cardinals have a record of 3-7 both straight up and with the football betting lines as 7 of their games have gone over the total. Arizona has failed to come up with a replacement at quarterback for retired future Hall of Famer Kurt Warner as Derek Anderson is back in the number one slot after briefly losing the job to Max Hall.
Anderson has a lowly 70.3 QB rating and 7/8 touchdown/interception ratio. Timothy Hightower has been the top offensive performer with 438 yards and a 4.8 yards per carry average. The Cardinals are slipped considerably on both sides of the line as the rank 31st for offense and 29th for defense.
San Francisco has paid out in 12 of their last 17 decisions with the NFL betting odds after a straight up loss. San Francisco has paid out in 4 consecutive trips to Arizona and the road team is 8-1 against the spread in this series with 5 of the last 6 meetings in Arizona going over the total.