The Arizona Cardinals and the Miami Dolphins need a victory when they clash this Sunday to keep their playoffs hopes alive. The Week 14 NFL Arizona Vs Miami betting spread favors the Cardinals by 2-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
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Arizona Cardinals Vs Miami Dolphins Spread, ATS Pick & TV Info
The Week 14 NFL Arizona vs Miami betting spread opened with the Dolphins as 2.5-point favorites, but do NFL bettors trust Miami?
The Dolphins’ six-game win streak was the talk of the town over the last month, but Miami wasn’t winning by wide margins. Their largest margin of victory was a 15-point win over a hobbled Big Ben and the Steelers, everything else was just one score or fewer.
While the Cardinals have not given NFL bettors a reason to trust them, the +2.5 points they were given were enough to bring in the money and flip the favorite from Miami -2.5 to Arizona -2.
What: Arizona Cardinals (5-6-1) at Miami Dolphins (7-5)
When: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Miami, FL
Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
Spread: Cardinals -2
Moneyline: Arizona -130
Game Total: 43.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Arizona vs Miami
Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat The Dolphins
The Arizona Cardinals need a run the table in the final month of action in hopes of a playoff berth. They improved to 5-6-1 SU and 4-8 ATS after beating Washington 31-23 last week. They average 23.0 points per game (16th) and allow 20.9 points per game (11th).
The Cardinals average 263.8 passing yards per game (9th). QB Carson Palmer (3231 yards, 18 TDs & 11 INTs) had his best game in weeks last Sunday. He completed 30 of 46 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns against Washington. WR Larry Fitzgerald (88 rec, 880 yards, 5 TDs) is the team’s leader in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. Arizona averages 105.3 rushing yards per game (15th). RB David Johnson (228 car, 1005 yards, 11 TDs) is having a MVP caliber season. He has caught 4 TDs in addition to his 11 rushing scores.
Arizona has the second-best total defense in the NFL. They allow 199.0 passing yards per game (3rd) and 97.9 rushing yards (11th). The Cardinals have 31 sacks this season (4th). Deone Bucannon has 86 tackles, and Chandler Jones has 8.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Miami Dolphins To Beat The Cardinals
The Miami Dolphins 38-6 defeat a the
hands claws of Baltimore Ravens snapped a six-game winning streak they had going. They are 7-5 SU and 6-5-1 ATS this season. They average 21.3 points per game (22nd) and allow 23.2 points per game (18th).
Miami averages 216.3 passing yards per game (28th). QB Ryan Tannehill (2800 yards, 16 TDs & 11 INTs) had a horrible game against Baltimore. He completed 29 of 40 passes for 226 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. WR Jarvis Landry (75 rec, 820 yards, 2 TDs) is the number one receiver on the team. The problem is he hasn’t been as effective finding the end zone. The Dolphins average 111.5 rushing yards per game (8th). RB Jay Ajayi (173 car, 908 yards, 7 TDs) is averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
"He’s playing lights out," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said of Ajayi. "[Dolphins offensive coordinator] Clyde [Christensen] is doing a heck of a job with him, and the quarterback is a threat to run every time, so you have to handle the zone-read stuff but he can still throw the football down the field."
The Dolphins have the 25th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 243.0 passing yards per game (11th) and 130.0 rushing yards per game (30th). Miami has 25 sacks this season (19th). Kiko Alonso has 97 tackles, and Andre Branch has 4.5 sacks.
Betting Trends for this matchup:
- Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Miami is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Arizona Cardinals Vs Miami Dolphins ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
This is going to be a close game as the Week 14 betting spread shifting favorites signals. Even with the irratic play of Carson Palmer, five me Arizona’s defense against Ryan Tannehill and the banged-up Miami offensive line every day. The kicker, David Johnson is more of a consistant back than his counterpart Jay Ajayi.
My final score prediction is Arizona 28, Miami 27.