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Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers - 11/13/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco 49ers (1-7) at Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1)
Date & Time Sunday November 13, 2016, 4:25 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -13.5 -- Over/Under: 48
TV Channel
FOX
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NFL | San Francisco 49ers (1-7) at Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1)
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The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals meet late Sunday afternoon in a NFC West NFL game at U of Phoenix Stadium.

The San Francisco 49ers are desperate for a victory that would snap a brutal seven-game losing streak. The San Francisco 49ers have lost five straight road games overall. Colin Kaepernick is completing 52 percent of his passes for 728 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Kaepernick has 10 touchdown passes in his last 346 pass attempts. Jeremy Kerley and Quinton Patton have combined for 646 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Vance McDonald has 11 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 124.1 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 429 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 32.5 points and 428 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the San Francisco 49ers with 53 tackles, Ahmad Brooks has 2.5 sacks and Nick Bellore has three pass deflections.

The Arizona Cardinals look for a big home victory to get back to a .500 record and stay in the NFC wild card race. The Arizona Cardinals are 6-3-1 SU in their last 10 regular season home games. Carson Palmer is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 2,068 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Palmer has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson have combined for 961 receiving yards and five touchdowns while John Brown has 28 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 112.8 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 705 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 17.5 points and 297 yards per game. Deone Bucannon leads the Arizona Cardinals with 61 tackles, Markus Golden has six sacks and Marcus Cooper has three interceptions.

The 49ers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Cardinals are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The 49ers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Arizona and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.

This is a lot of chalk to lay in an NFL game, and we usually don't see college football lines on the pro level. However, there's a reason and that reason is because the 49ers are argubaly the worst team in the league. The change at quarterback with Kaepernick hasn't done much and the 49ers defense is allowing the most points in the league. The Arizona Cardinals have had an extra week to prepare for this game and have the offense and defense to give the 49ers trouble. 

The Cards in a blowout is the likely outcome in this contest. Yes, the 49ers are that bad of a football team.

Pick:
Arizona Cardinals -13.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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