Football betting stats show that the Cardinals went 8-8 straight up last season and 9-7 against the spread while San Francisco went 5-11 both straight up and against the NFL betting pointspread. Arizona is a three point favorite in NFL Odds Week 1 action with a total of 41.5.
Football betting could favor the Cardinals in this matchup, especially with Warner at the helm. Arizona is expected to contend for the playoffs this season under head coach Ken Whisenhunt while San Francisco would be happy to just get near .500 under head coach Mike Nolan. Football betting stats show that the Cardinals were 12th overall in offense last season and seventh in points per game. The Cardinals were about average on defense, ranking 17th in the league according to football betting numbers.
Not much went right for San Francisco in 2007 according to NFL betting stats. The 49ers were last in just about all offensive categories according to football betting stats. San Francisco hired Mike Martz as offensive coordinator so those numbers should improve in 2008. The 49ers do have running back Frank Gore though and he could impact the football betting outcome in this game. The 49ers defense wasn’t very good either in 2007 as they were 22nd in the NFL according to football betting numbers.
Last season the Cardinals were 4-4 against the football betting number on the road while the 49ers were 3-5 versus the football betting number at home. San Francisco was 3-4 as a home underdog according to NFL betting stats. Arizona was a good team to bet over the football betting total in 2007 as 11 of their 16 games went over.
In the last 12 meetings between the two teams the 49ers have won 7 times including both games last year according to NFL betting numbers. The series has been interesting because one team has swept the other in four straight seasons from 2004-2007 according to football betting stats. That could be something to keep in mind when the two teams meet later in the season.