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08.11.2018, 06:54
The San Francisco 49ers opened this week as a field goal favorite over the Arizona Cardinals http://www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.com/cheap-kyle-juszczyk-jersey , but the line quickly climbed. It got as high as 5.5 points at some sportsbooks, but eventually settled at four or 4.5 points, depending on your sportsbook of choice. Early money was on the 49ers, but we are seeing some changes with money coming in on Arizona.OddsShark tracks line movement across a host of sportsbooks, and the 49ers-Cardinals line has seen some shifting on Thursday and Friday. You are now able to find some 3.5-point spreads, although some of them have moved back up to four points. OddsShark tracks money bet, and as of this being published, 54 percent of money is on the Cardinals.This is a tough game to figure out for the purposes of gambling. The 49ers would seem to be the better team http://www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.com/cheap-earl-mitchell-jersey , but there are two issues with this game. The first is this is a divisional game. Sometimes the worse divisional opponent will get thumped, and other times it will end up a crazy game that goes down to the wire. For Arizona, last weekís 20-17 loss to the Seahawks was an example of the latter, while their 34-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams was a an example of the former.The other issue is the quarterback situation ó and Iím not talking about C.J. Beathard. Josh Rosen got his first career start last week, and did well enough to give the Cardinals a shot at beating Seattle. He is an upgrade over Sam Bradford, and that gives a previously awful Cardinals offense a shot in the arm. But is it enough to spring the road upset?Football Outsiders found Aaron Schatz puts together a weekly column for ESPNís Chalk section where he offers a potential outright upset and a potential underdog cover. This week, he included the Cardinals as his potential outright upset.Schatz sees a downgraded but still solid Cardinals defense as a big key.On the offensive side of the ball, Schatz emphasized the Cardinals needed to focus on the pass given their run game struggles and the 49ers success defending the run. He said David Johnson should be active as the 49ers give up a lot of short passes in the run game http://www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.com/cheap-joe-staley-jersey , and Rosen needs to focus on the left when passing.The 49ers are working on a rotation at the cornerback position, so that offensive left side will be something to watch in Week 5.Iím still inclined to think this is a game the 49ers can get the cover, but I can see why there is some hesitancy. Arizona is a better team now than what we saw the first couple weeks. The 49ers are better, but this presents a challenge. Beathard looked solid last week, but it was against an awful Los Angeles Chargers defense. They rank ninth against the run, but 23rd against the pass, according to Football Outsiders. Arizona ranks 11th against the pass and will bring a bigger challenge as we look to see if Beathard has in fact taken a significant step forward in his second season.Joe Staley questionable, Dante Pettis out this week The San Francisco 49ers dodged some significant injury bullets Sunday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that Joe Staley is questionable this week with his knee injury http://www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.com/cheap-marquise-goodwin-jersey , while Dante Pettis is out and will be week-to-week after that. Itís not ideal, but it could have been a lot worse.Shanahan offered some additional updates on the injury report. Right tackle Mike McGlinchey, center Weston Richburg, and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin are also listed as questionable. Richard Sherman is probably out this week, but theyíll see how he responds to treatment. One bit of good news is that the team expects Jaquiski Tartt back from his shoulder injury.The 49ers might get Adrian Colbert back in the starting lineup, but Shanahan wants to wait and see what the week shows. Colbert was healthy enough to play special teams last week, but Shanahan said he did not get enough defensive practice reps due to his hip injury, and so they went with D.J. Reed. Shanahan seemed to suggest Reed could still stake a claim to the job Youth Brock Coyle Jersey (http://www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.com/cheap-brock-coyle-jersey) , but he said Colbert could get back into that role this week.The return of Tartt is an interesting one just given how well Antone Exum played in Week 4. He had some mistakes, but he opened the game with a pick-six and had some big plays on the ball throughout the game. The 49ers might find themselves with some really solid depth at strong safety after concerns when Tartt went down.The 49ers have been snake bit with injuries and it seems like every week itís a new set of situations to deal with. This week it isnít near as bad as it could have been. Dante Pettis being out for the season would hurt his promising development as a rookie and losing Joe Staley would be something on the level of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Instead, the 49ers will potentially get back Staley this week, and Pettis will get some time to get his knee right.