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Saturday Night Football Betting: breakdowns, odds, injury reports, predictions & more

Saturday Night Football of week sixteen features two matchups between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, and the Miami Dolphins facing the Las Vegas Raiders. Here is a complete betting guide for Saturday along with much more information.

Game Details

  • Date/Time: 12/26/2020, 4:30 PM ET
  • Venue: State Farm Arena
  • Location: Glendale, Arizona
  • Weather: Sunny, 64°, 4 MPH Wind
  • TVAmazon
TEAM49ERS (5-9)CARDINALS (8-6)
Moneyline+180-280
Spread+6.5 (-110)-6.5 (110)
Over/UnderO 48.5 (-110)U 48.5 (-110)
Points Per Game27.9 (10th)23.8 (20th)
Average Passing Yards 258.6 (10th)251.4 (15th)
Average Rushing Yards112.6 (17th)147.8 (4th)
Defensive Points Allowed Per Game25.1 (17th)23.5 (13th)
Opponent Yards Per Game314.3 (5th)350.0 (13th)
William Hill Consensus PicksSF +6.5 (23%)

O 48.5 (44%)
ARI -2.5 (77%)

U 48.5 (56%)

Notable Injuries

  • 49ers: RB Raheem Mostert (ankle), QB Nick Mullens (right elbow), WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), CB Richard Sherman (calf), S Jimmie Ward (concussion) OUT, DE Dion Jordan (knee) DOUBTFUL, C Hroniss Grasu (knee), DT Javon Kinlaw (knee), S Tarvarius Moore (knee), CB Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
  • Cardinals: LB Dennis Gardeck (knee) OUT, TE Dan Arnold (back), TE Darrell Daniels (hamstring), RB Chase Edmonds (ankle, knee), LB Kylie Fitts (hamstring), WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring, calf), G Justin Pugh (calf), LB Haason Reddick (shoulder), S Jalen Thompson (ankle), TE Maxx Williams (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

Prediction

This should be a victory for the Cardinals. They’re in a must-win mode battling for a final NFC Wild Card spot. Both teams are battling injuries, but San Francisco‘s are much more significant than their opponent. Losing running back Raheem Mostert leaves them a huge hole in the backfield, and they’ll be without quarterback Nick Mullens who’s been the starter for a majority of the season. 73% of the public bet has Arizona covering the spread, and there’s a reason why.

Game Details

  • Date/Time: 12/26/2020, 8:15 PM ET
  • Venue: Allegiant Stadium
  • Location: Paradise, Nevada
  • TVNFL Network
TEAMDOLPHINS (9-5)RAIDERS (7-7)
Moneyline-140+120
Spread-2.5 (-110)+2.5 (110)
Over/UnderO 48.5 (-110)U 48.5 (-110)
Points Per Game25.1 (16th)26.9 (11th)
Average Passing Yards 221.4 (24th)253.1 (14th)
Average Rushing Yards106.3 (22nd)121.9 (12th)
Defensive Points Allowed Per Game18.4 (1st)30.1 (29th)
Opponent Yards Per Game358.1 (18th)385.4 (25th)
William Hill Consensus PicksMIA -2.5 (68%)

O 49.5 (26%)
LV +2.5 (32%)

U 49.5 (74%)

Notable Injuries

  • Dolphins: G Solomon Kindley (knee/foot) OUT, G Ereck Flowers (ankle), TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder), WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring), DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder), WR DaVante Parker (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
  • Raiders: DE Clelin Ferrell OUT, DT Maurice Hurst (calf) QUESTIONABLE

Prediction

This will be an interesting matchup between two AFC teams battling for a Wild Card slot in the playoffs. The Raiders have lost four of their last five games, while Miami has won six of their last eight. The consensus is leaning on Miami, but this is a possible trap game that could lean either way. Although Miami is the favorite, the Raiders are known for battling out any game. Because of Vegas’ defense crumbling over the last few weeks and the team firing defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, I’m going to have to roll with the Dolphins in this Saturday night matchup.

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