Both the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons are divisional leaders but have taken different paths to get there. Both teams will need a victory this Sunday to keep their leads. The Cards and Falcons will meet at 4:05 PM ET at the Georgia Dome, in the NFL week 13.
The online football lines have the Cardinals as 2.5 point favorites against the home town Falcons and the game total is currently at 44.5 points.
Matchup: Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons
Date: Nov. 30, 2014
Start Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Stadium: Georgia Dome
TV Info: FOX
Radio: Arizona Vs Atlanta
Point Spread: Cards -2.5
Game Total: 44.5
Analyzing The Arizona vs Atlanta Week 13 Online Football Lines
The Arizona Cardinals still hold the best record in the NFC despite losing 19-3 to the Seattle Seahawks last week, in their lowest scoring game of the season. They have the 25th ranked total offense in the NFL, 15th passing and second worst rushing. QB Drew Stanton has completed 81 of his 151 passes this season with1069 yards, 5 TDs & and 3 INTs with a 79.0 passer rating; he went 14 of 26 for 149 yards, 0 TDs & 1 INT in the divisional loss against the Seahawks. WR Larry Fitzgerald leads all team receivers with 46 receptions, 658 yards & 2 TDs, but didn’t play last week due a sprained MCL and is questionable to play in Atlanta. RB Andre Ellington has 648 yards in 196 rushing attempts with 3 TDs.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 26, 2014
Arizona’s defense is 11th best in total defense, allowing 339.1 yards per game, but tied second best in points allowed, with 17.7 every match. As a defensive unit they have forced 20 takeaways (15 INTs & 5 fumbles), tied with 6th best in the NFL.
The Atlanta Falcons are 4-7 this season, but they lead the awful NFC South division tied with the New Orleans Saints with the best record. The Falcons offense is the 12th best total unit, scoring 23.8 points per game. QB Matt Ryan has thrown 3066 yards this season, 19 TDs & 9 INTs with a 92.5 passer rating, leading his team to be the 7 th best passing offense entering this week. Ryan’s leading receiver is WR Julio Jones, who has 72 receptions, 980 yards & 4 TDs. They are 26 th in rushing yards, with veteran tailback Steven Jackson leading the way with 501 yards & 5 TDs.
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) November 26, 2014
Atlanta’s defense is the worst total unit in the entire NFL, allowing 409.5 yards per game, although they are 22nd in points against allowing 25.5 PPG. They have forced 21 turnover in the season (12 INTs & 9 fumbles), rank 5th best.
The Cardinals are 8-3 against the spread this season, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a SU loss, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 16-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games.
The Falcons are 4-7 against the spread, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog, but 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall, and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.