49ers vs. Cardinals - 11/29/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Cardinals (8-2) at San Francisco 49ers (3-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: San Francisco 49ers +10 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers square off Sunday afternoon at Levi's Stadium.
The Arizona Cardinals look to build on their NFC West lead with their fifth straight victory. Carson Palmer is completing 64 percent of his passes for 3,066 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Palmer has 11 touchdown passes in his last three games. Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown have combined for 1,531 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Michael Floyd has 27 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 119.7 yards per contest, and Chris Johnson leads the way with 797 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 21.6 points and 322.2 yards per game. Deone Bucannon leads the Cardinals with 71 tackles, Dwight Freeney has three sacks and Tyrann Mathieu has 12 pass deflections. Patrick Peterson, Cory Redding and Michael Floyd are questionable.
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The San Francisco 49ers would love a home victory after losing six of their last eight games. Blaine Gabbert is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 449 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Gabbert has 59 pass attempts in two games. Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith have combined for 867 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Quinton Patton has 19 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 100.1 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 470 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, San Fran is allowing 25.2 points and 404 yards per game. NaVorro Bowman leads the 49ers with 97 tackles, Aaron Lynch has 6.5 sacks and Tramaine Brock has seven pass deflections. Carlos Hyde and Jerome Simpson are questionable.
I hate big chalk, but I can't take a banged up 49ers team against possibly the best team in the NFC. Arizona has one of the better offenses and defenses in the league. San Fran has played a lot of close games, but I don't trust a backup quarterback against this aggressive, ballhawking Arizona defense.
I'll take the Cards to win by double digits.