NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Betting Preview
The undefeated San Francisco 49ers are heavy road favorites as they kick off Week 9 in the NFL on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals.
At Bovada Sportsbook, the 49ers are a 10-point road favorite. Last week they improved to 7-0 straight up and 5-2 against the spread on the season by crushing the Carolina Panthers 51-13 as a 4-point favorite. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 175 yards with a pair of touchdown passes and an interception, while Tevin Coleman rushed for three touchdowns and 105 yards on 11 carries and snagged another touchdown through the air. The 49ers defense also had a big game with seven sacks and three interceptions.
Arizona is coming off a 31-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints as a 12.5-point underdog that dropped the Cardinals to 3-4-1 SU and 5-3 ATS on the season. Kyler Murray passed for 220 yards with no touchdowns, while the Cardinals running game was limited to only 40 yards on the ground.
Niners have covered spread in 3 of last 4 road contests
On the road, the 49ers have won four straight at 3-1 ATS. Prior to their four-game winning streak, San Francisco had lost eight in a row on the road while going 2-6 ATS. As a road favorite, the 49ers are 4-4 SU and 3-5 ATS in their last eight, and when listed as a double-digit favorite, they’re 22-2-1 SU and 11-12-2 ATS in their last 25.
Arizona is 4-11-1 SU and 8-8 ATS in its last 16 games. At home, the Cardinals are no better with a 2-9-1 SU record and 5-7 ATS mark in their last 12. As a home underdog, the Cardinals are 2-6-1 SU and 5-4 ATS in their last nine. As an underdog, the Cardinals have surprisingly been a smart bet at 6-2 ATS in their last eight.
Cardinals 10-1 UNDER in last 11 at home vs NFC West foes
Last season, the Cardinals won both matchups with the 49ers SU and ATS, and overall they’ve won eight straight against San Francisco while going 5-3 ATS. At home, the Cardinals are 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five vs San Francisco.
For totals bettors, the 49ers have been an UNDER play recently at 5-2 UNDER in their last seven, and 5-1 UNDER in their last six road games. Against divisional opponents at home, the Cardinals are 10-1 UNDER in their last 11. In the last seven matchups between the Cardinals and 49ers, the UNDER is 5-2.