Saints Vs Cardinals Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
When the NFL schedule makers unveiled this late season New Orleans Saints versus Arizona Cardinals tilt, everyone expected it would be a Week 15 classic NFC matchup with plenty on the line for both franchises as the playoffs approached. Instead, we have two five-win teams struggling to finish the season with a winning record.
The NFL Week 15 New Orleans Vs Arizona betting spread favors the Cardinals by a FG. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 18 at 4:05 PM ET on FOX from the U of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona.
New Orleans Saints Vs Arizona Cardinals Spread & ATS Pick
What: New Orleans Saints (5-8) at Arizona Cardinals (5-7-1)
When: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Start Time: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Glendale, AZ
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: Cardinals -3
Moneyline: New Orleans +138 vs Arizona -158
Game Total: 50.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: New Orleans vs Arizona
Why Bet The New Orleans Saints to Beat The Cardinals
The Saints have lost the last two games and are sitting with a 5-8 SU and 7-5-1 ATS and are in danger of their third straight losing season. They average 27.5 points per game (2nd) and allow 27.0 points per game (30th).
New Orleans averages 313.9 passing yards per game (1st). QB Drew Brees (4170 yards, 30 TDs & 14 INTs) has struggled in the team’s two games, both losses. Brees failed to throw a touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Instead, he was intercepted six times.
"Well, I’ve played football a long time. I’ve thrown a lot of interceptions, unfortunately. I’ve also come back and had some pretty huge games after games like that. So bottom line is my confidence does not lack, put it that way," said Brees, who got some rare rest during Wednesday’s practice. "And while I’m disappointed in myself for what happened over the last two games, I know I can make those corrections."
WR Brandin Cooks (63 rec, 870 yards, 6 TDs) and WR Michael Thomas (69 rec, 831 yards, 7 TDs) are both dynamic receivers that can get Brees out of his funk. The Saints average 104.4 rushing yards per game (18th). RB Mark Ingram (150 car, 772 yards, 3 TDs) is dealing with a toe injury. He has 51 rushing yards combined in the last two games.
The Saints have the 24th-ranked total defense in the NFL. New Orleans allows 268.0 passing yards per game (29th) and 98.4 rushing yards per game (12th). Craig Robertson has 100 tackles, and Nick Fairley has 5.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals to Beat The Saints
The Arizona Cardinals can’t afford another loss if they still want to play in January. They were beaten by the Miami Dolphins 26-23 last week. They average 23.0 points per game (15th) and allow 21.3 points per game (14th). The Cardinals, NFC West champions a year ago when they went 13-3, have only won two of their last seven games, going 2-5-1 in that strech
The Cardinals average 253.2 passing yards per game (12th). QB Carson Palmer (3376 yards, 20 TDs & 13 INTs) hasn’t been great this season. Palmer completed 18 of 33 passes for 145 yards against Miami. He scored two touchdowns but also was intercepted twice. WR Larry Fitzgerald (91 rec, 892 yards, 5 TDs) is the only true productive wideout on this offense. Arizona averages 110.6 rushing yards per game (11th). RB David Johnson (248 car, 1085 yards, 11 TDs) has been a great weapon this season. He has added 69 receptions, 745 yards, and four passing TDs.
Arizona has the number one ranked defense in the NFL. They allow 202.0 passing yards per game (2nd) and 96.8 rushing yards (10th). Deone Bucannon has 91 tackles, and Markus Golden has 7.0 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- New Orleans is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Arizona is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games
Saints Vs Cardinals ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
This game will feature the NFL’s top-ranked defense of the Cardinals, who are allowing just 285.5 yards per game, against the league’s No. 1-rated offense of the Saints, who are averaging 418.3 yards per game. David Johnson will be the difference in this game.
It is a surprise that the public is backing the Cardinals in this tilt with thier uneven season so far. That may be more of an indictment on the Saints poor play on the road. The sharps are split on this game, as they led off the early betting on Arizona -2.5, but now there are more coming back on New Orleans at +3.
My final score prediction is New Orleans 27, Arizona 31.