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NFL Pick: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Overview

The Seattle Seahawks are in Arizona for their big week 16 matchup versus division rivals the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks won the first meeting this season 19-3 and they have also won 3 of the last 4 meetings overall but the Cardinals have won 6 of the last 8 meetings played at home in Arizona.

Head to Head Trends

Home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Seahawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Arizona.

Arizona Cardinals (+8.5)

The Arizona Cardinals are 1st in the NFC West with an 11-3 record 1 win ahead of the 2nd place Seahawks. The Cardinals got off to a great start this season winning 9 of their first 10 games but they have had some injury issues with quarterbacks in recent weeks and have won just 2 of their last 4 games. The Cardinals don’t exactly have the best offense in the world averaging 321 yards and 20.5 points per game but they are pretty solid on defense allowing 350 yards and just 17.4 points per game. The Cardinals are 7-0 at home this season where they are allowing just 15 points per game so even with a third string QB starting today they’re still going to tough to beat.

Arizona Cardinals Trends

Cardinals are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Cardinals are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 vs. NFC.

Seattle Seahawks (-8.5)

The Seattle Seahawks are 2nd in the NFC West with a 10-4 record just 1 win back of the 1st place Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks didn’t have the best start this season at all winning just 3 of their first 6 games but they have been pretty dominant since winning 7 of their last 8 games. The Seahawks are averaging 361 yards and 24.2 points per game on offense and they are allowing just 272.2 yards and 17.3 points per game which is arguably the best defense in the league.

Seattle Seahawks Trends

Seahawks are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games.
Seahawks are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games in December.

Conclusion

Even though the Cardinals are starting third string QB Ryan Lindley I still like them to cover the 8.5 points in this one. The Cardinals are all about defense anyway so starting a 3rd string QB probably not a big of a deal as it would be on most other teams. They will probably run the ball a lot as well so expect a low scoring game.

Free Pick: Arizona Cardinals +8.5

 

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Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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