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49ers vs. Cardinals odds: San Francisco opens as 11-point favorites

The 49ers and Cardinals square off in Week 6, and we've got some early odds on the game. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

MGM Grand Sports Book

The early lines have come out, and the San Francisco 49ers are currently installed as 11-point favorites against the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers were touchdown favorites over the Texans, but that line came down to 4 1/2 points as most people figured the Texans had a little more fight in them. Not so much.

The 49ers and Cardinals are tied at 3-2, a game behind the Seattle Seahawks. However, it is safe to say oddsmakers and the betting public all view these two teams a little bit different. The Cardinals have won two straight, winning 13-10 at Tampa Bay, and then 22-6 at home against Carolina. Arizona is built around a stout defense, but that offense remains a question mark. They seem to finally be going toward the more talented running back in Andre Ellington, but Carson Palmer remains a significant question mark for that passing game.

For now though, while I do think the 49ers can cover an 11-point spread at home, the Cardinals are no push over. They can win games in spite of Carson Palmer, and if he plays even remotely decent, they became a rather dangerous team. They were crushed down in New Orleans, but we all know the Saints offense is bringing something a lot more consistent to the table than the 49ers right now. With how this Cardinals defense can play, this game will be a bigger test than some might care to admit.