Bet The Arizona Vs Buffalo LineNoah Williams
The NFL Week 3 line favors the Arizona Cardinals on the road as they face the winless Bills in Buffalo this week. The game kicks-off on FOX this Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM ET, from New Era Field, in Buffalo, New York.
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Now, let’s find out if you should bet on the Cardinals or Bills in this NFL week 3 tilt. Happy hunting!
Bet The Arizona Cardinals Vs Buffalo Bills NFL Week 3 Betting Line
What: Arizona Cardinals (1-1) at Buffalo Bills (0-2)
When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Buffalo, NY
Stadium: New Era Field
Spread: Cardinals -4.5
Moneyline: Arizona -200 vs Buffalo +170
Game Total: 47
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Arizona vs Buffalo
Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat The Bills
After a lowly week 1 showing against the short-handed Pats, the Cardinals offense unleashed hell by scoring 40 points on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. The final score was 40-7.
Last season, the Cardinals had the second best scoring offense in the league and QB Carson Palmer was back in for. He had an impressive showing with an 18-of-31 line for 308 yards and three touchdowns. Through two games so far, Palmer owns 579 pass yards with five touchdowns.
David Johnson (who also rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries) led the team with 98 yards on three receptions. The ageless Larry Fitzgerald also had a heavy hand in the Arizona victory, coming up with six receptions for 81 yards and a score.
On the season, Fitzgerald has been the Cardinals’ main receiver with 14 receptions on 21 targets for 162 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson, meanwhile, has 134 rush yards alongside 141 pass yards.
"There was too much holding your breath (against the Patriots)," Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. "I thought we cut it loose today."
Arizona’s offense travels well and doesn’t let a raucous crowd distract them from the task at hand.
Why Bet The Buffalo Bills To Beat The Cardinals
It’s hard to recommend betting on the Buffalo Bills after the way the team has played so far this season. Last week, QB Tyrod Taylor threw for297 yards and three touchdowns, most coming on WR Marquise Goodwin’s two catches for 112 yards and a TD. Starting RB LeSean McCoy was kept in check with just 59 rush yards on 15 carries.
On the season, Taylor has passed for 408 yards with three touchdowns, with Goodwin’s 112 yards leading the way in receiving for Buffalo. McCoy holds 117 yards on 31 attempts through two games, with one touchdown to his credit.
The Bills defensive line is the key to this game. They need to make QB Carson Palmer uncomfortable in the pocket and force him to make mistakes. If Buffalo can’t get to Palmer, the Bills will go 0-3.
Buffalo has five sacks this season, which ranks as eighth best in the NFL. Their defensive line is dominant up the middle and can disrupt offenses. Keep in mind they had ten days to prepare for this game after losing to NY Jets 37-31 on Thursday Night Football.
NFL Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
- Bills are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog.
- Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on turf.
- Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
- Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Take Arizona to win this game, but grab the points on the Bills as the Cards will be hard pressed to cover the 4.5-point NFL Week 3 betting line. A desperate Buffalo team will be ready to play. Take the home team with the points.
My final score prediction is Arizona 21, Buffalo 20.