The San Francisco 49ers hope to continue their recent dominance over the Arizona Cardinals when they visit their division rival this Monday night at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
The 49ers are 7-3 SU and 7-2-1 ATS over the Cardinals since 2007.
Both of these teams have trended heavily towards the UNDER in 2012 as San Francisco is 2-4-1 on the UNDER and Arizona is 1-6. The Cardinals are 0-3 SU and 0-2-1 ATS since starting the year off 4-0 SU.
On the opening line for this matchup, the Cardinals sat as 4-point underdogs at shops such as 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at at 37.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 17 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the 49ers are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the 49ers will win this game 27-19.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 27-ranked offense (17.7 PPG) against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 2 at 14.3 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 204.1 yards per game, more than the 49ers give up through the air (173.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the 49ers feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 78.7 yards per game. Arizona, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.
The 49ers were a 13-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (19) made winners of UNDER bettors. Last time we saw the Seahawks, they had no answer for Frank Gore as the 49ers rolled to a 13-6 victory at Candlestick Park.
The Cardinals were a 21-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Vikings. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (35) made winners of UNDER bettors. LaRod Stephens-Howling tore up the turf for 104 rushing yards in the latest Cardinals game, a 21-14 loss to the Vikings at The Metrodome.
San Francisco 49ers Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the division are 8-2
Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few 49ers at Cardinals trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
Arizona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Arizona is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
San Francisco home to St. Louis, Sunday, November 11
Arizona at Green Bay, Sunday, November 4