The battle for NFC West supremacy takes center stage on Sunday Night when the Seattle Seahawks visit the Arizona Cardinals. This could be the best prime-time game of the season. The NFL Week 7 spread favors the Cardinals by 2-points.
Kick-off is on NBC this Sunday, October 23rd at 8:30 PM ET from the U of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona.
Seattle Vs Arizona SNF Spread & ATS Pick
What: Seattle Seahawks (4-1) at Arizona Cardinals (3-3)
When: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Glendale, AZ
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: Cardinals -2
Moneyline: Seattle +110 at Arizona -130
Game Total: 43.5
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Seattle vs Arizona
Why Bet The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The Cardinals
The Seattle Seahawks survived close one last week, beating the Atlanta Falcons 26-24 at home. The Seahawks have won three in a row and are 4-1 SU and 2-3 ATS. They average 21.0 points per game (20th) and allow 15.6 points per game (3rd).
QB Russell Wilson (1334 yards, 5 TDs & 1 INTs) averages 34 passes attempts per game this season. If that sounds high, you are right. Without Beastmode or Thomas Rawls in the backfield, Wilson has been tossing the ball more. Last week against Atlanta he completed 25 of 37 passes for 270 yards for 0 TDs and 0 INTs. Seattle averages 263.8 points per game (11th).
WR Doug Baldwin (28 rec, 361 yards, 2 TD) continues to be the number option outside the numbers. The Falcons kept tabs on him and allowed only four passes for 31 yards to go his way . The Seahawks average 88.8 rushing yards per game (25th). RB Christine Michael (81 car, 354 yards, 4 TDs) averages 4.4 yards per carry. He found the end zone twice against Atlanta and recorded 64 yards on 18 carries.
The Seahawks have the best total defense in football. They allow 209.0 passing yards per game (5th) and 74.6 rushing yards per game (3rd). Seattle has 16 sacks this season (6th). Bobby Wagner leads the team with 44 tackles and Cliff Avril has 4.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat The Seahawks
After starting with a disappointing 1-3 record , the Arizona Cardinals bounced back winning their last two. Arizona is 3-3 SU and 3-3 ATS after beating the NY Jets 28-3 on Monday Night Football. They average 25.5 points per game (10th) and allow 17.3 points per game (6th).
QB Carson Palmer (1363 yards, 7 TDs & 5 INTs) didn’t need a great game against the Jets to beat New York. He completed 23 of 34 passes for 213 yards, and one touchdown. Arizona averages 244.3 passing yards per game (18th).
WR Larry Fitzgerald (37 car, 410 yards, 5 TD) is coming off his worst game of the season despite the win against the Jets. He caught only six passes for 49 yards. You can’t blame Fitz because it was David Johnson show. Johnson (113 car, 568 yards, 8 TDs) destroyed the Jets rush D for 111 yards and three touchdowns. Arizona averages 124.3 rushing yards per game (4th).
The Cardinals have the 8th-ranked total defense in the league. They allow 191.1 passing yards per game (3rd) and 104.0 rushing yards per game (17th). Arizona has 19 sacks this season (3rd). Tony Jefferson leads the team with 48 tackles, and Markus Golden has 6.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this matchup:
- Seattle is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Seattle is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
- Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
- Seattle is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
- Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
- Arizona is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Arizona is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
- Arizona is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
- Arizona is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Seahawks offensive line is suspect. The Cardinals will take advantage of it.
My final score prediction is Seattle 24, Arizona 28.