The Arizona Cardinals are favored on Thursday night as they visit the San Francisco 49ers in a game that can be seen on CBS. The Cardinals have looked nothing like the team that made the NFC title game a year ago as they come into this game at 1-3, the same record that the 49ers have. The Cardinals don’t know whether or not they will have starting quarterback Carson Palmer for this game as he is in the concussion protocol. Let’s look at this contest and Thursday night NFL picks.
NFL Odds at the Best Online Sportsbook
Arizona Cardinals -3, total 42.5
Arizona Cardinals 1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS
The Cardinals have been a mess this betting season even with Carson Palmer and now they may not have him on Thursday night. Drew Stanton is the backup and he threw two interceptions last week in the loss to the Rams. Palmer hasn’t played well with an 81.9 passer rating so if he doesn’t play there may not be much difference between him and Stanton.
Arizona has a lot of weapons on offense led by David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald so the Cardinals should score regardless of who is under center. Two years ago the Cardinals went 5-3 with Stanton at quarterback. “I don’t think you can sit back and worry about that rust,” Stanton said. “I think the rust could exist, but dwelling on that will take away from you going out there and having success. My main focus if my number is called is to go out there and find a way to help this team win a football game.”
San Francisco 49ers 1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS
The 49ers have quarterback troubles of their own as Blaine Gabbert has not played well as he has a passer rating of 73.1 which is 30th out of 32 starters. He is 9-30 in his career as a starter.
The 49ers are scoring just 22.5 points per NFL betting game while allowing 26.8 points per contest. San Francisco has gone under in both of their home games this season.
The Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in San Francisco. The Cardinals are 19-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC. The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games.
The 49ers are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games in October. The 49ers are 3-8 ATS at the best sports betting sites vs. a team with a losing record. The 49ers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. the NFC West.
The Over is 8-3 in the Cardinals last 11 road games. The Under is 20-6 in the 49ers last 26 home games. The Under is 9-3 at the best online sports betting sites in the 49ers last 12 vs. the NFC West.
Thursday Night NFL Picks
I will lay the small number and look for the Cardinals to get the road win.