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49ers battle Cardinals in Week 6 odds

Arizona CardinalsSan Francisco 49ers
3-2October 13, 2013, 04:25 | Candlestick Park3-2

Seattle and San Francisco get almost all the attention out in the NFC West, and deservedly so. But the Arizona Cardinals, rather quietly, are 3-2 and tied with the Niners for second place.

The Cards get a chance to prove they're worthy of some consideration when they challenge 3-2 San Francisco Sunday afternoon at the Stick (4:25 pm ET, Fox).

As of early this week Arizona, which has lost seven of the last eight meetings in this series, was getting 12 points from the 49ers, who have won their last two games by a combined score of 69-14.

The 49ers currently sports a record of 3-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Cardinals are 3-2 and 4-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 49ers post a 2-3 over under record this season, while the Cardinals have gone 1-4 against the number.

View Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers Odds and Stats.

The point spread was settled in at -7.5 favoring the host 49ers earlier in the week, according to 5Dimes. The over under line was hovering around 41, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.

The 49ers sit at No. 10 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cardinals are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the 49ers will win this game 21-18.

The Cardinals were a 22-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (28) made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 18-ranked offense (22.6 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 11 at 19 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 181.6 yards per game, less than the Cardinals give up through the air (264.4 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 10-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 95 yards per game when on the road. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cardinals at 49ers trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games at home
San Francisco is 16-4-1 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Seattle, Thursday, October 17th
San Francisco at Tennessee, Sunday, October 20th