It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the gambling odds continue to reflect an expected close battle between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals. The line has remained at approximately -1 for the 49ers throughout the week and should remain the same tomorrow. Some lines have brought it down to even, but really -1 and even aren’t exactly big differences.
The 49ers and Cardinals are both struggling to make something of a 2010 season in which the NFC West is incredibly weak. The two teams sit at 3-7 and yet they’re only two games back of the first place Seattle Seahawks. Of course, neither team has been able to put together consistent efforts on a week-to-week basis, so why should we assume they could win four or five more games and take the division?
At the very least we should at least get a fun game on Monday Night Football. People will look at this matchup and just assume the worst because they’re both 3-7. However the 49ers and Cardinals consistently put together fun football games and in spite of the struggles of both teams, I expect something similar tomorrow night.