Week 9 NFL best bets: 49ers run over the banged-up Cardinals, plus more Jason La Canfora picks

Well, we had a bad one last week at 1-2. Very unusual for this year. Totally blew it with the Lions and the Colts really let me down. That’s what happens when your QB tries to throw the ball from his own end zone with his non-throwing hand. Yikes. Colts still had a chance to cash in there.

Anyway, we can’t let one week, halfway through the year, keep us down. There are a few point spreads that look inviting to us in Week 9. Not a ton, mind you. But enough to make a few calculated plays. And in the end, that’s what it’s all about. We continue to see some exaggerated spreads and some extreme divides between the projected outcomes of these teams from week to week.

But I am rolling with a couple of these games to try to improve on my 13-7 mark.

Latest Odds:

San Francisco 49ers
-2.5

The Cardinals are reeling a bit all of a sudden. Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins haven’t practiced this week and the defense fell apart without JJ Watt last week. Arizona is not as good as its record would indicate and did nothing to get better at the trade deadline. The Cardinals have some issues.

And don’t look now but the 49ers are starting to run the football again and I believe that will be the case again here. And at some point that pass rush will be a thing again. … I suppose that starts this weekend. All that missed practice time will be a problem for the…

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