Suddenly the hottest team in the league is in the nation’s capital and this week the Redskins face the disappointing and talented Arizona Cardinals. The NFL Week 13 betting spread favors the Cardinals by 2-5-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, November 4 at 4:25 PM ET on FOX from the U of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona.
Redskins TE Jordan Reed, who suffered a left shoulder injury last week, is unlikely to play Sunday vs Cardinals. https://t.co/64JWslP3cC
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 1, 2016
Washington Redskins Vs Arizona Cardinals Spread & ATS Pick
What: Washington Redskins (6-4) at Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
When: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET
Where: Glendale, AZ
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: Cardinals -2.5
Moneyline: Washinton +125 vs Arizona -145
Game Total: 49.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Washington vs Arizona
Why Bet Washington To Beat The Cardinals
Washington is coming off a 31-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. They are 6-4-1 SU and 8-3 ATS this season. They average 25.5 points per game (9th) and allow 24.0 points per game (18th).
Washington averages 314.8 passing yards per game (2nd). Kirk Cousins (3540 yards, 20 TDs & 7 INTs) is putting up MVP numbers while playing for a long-term contract. He completed 41 of 53 passes for 449 yards and three touchdowns in the loss to the Cowboys. Cousins has been consistent all season, but he’s been on a tear in his last three games. In back-to-back wins over Minnesota and Green Bay and a close loss to Dallas, he has completed 84 of 116 passes (72.4 percent) for 1,086 yards (362 per game) with eight touchdowns and no interceptions.
Why is Cousins playing so well? The head-office has surrounded him with weapons. WR Jamison Crowder (55 rec, 725 yards, 6 TDs) is the leading the team in yards. WR DeSean Jackson (38 rec, 585 yards, 3 TDs) exploded against the Cowboys last week. He caught four balls for 118 yards and one touchdown. TE Jordan Reed (59 rec, 630 yards, 8 TDs) is out with a shoulder injury but is having a great season. They average 111.5 rushing yards per game (11th). RB Robert Kelley (98 car, 461 yards, 4 TDs) has become the top tailback for this team. He averages 4.7 yards per carry.
Washington has the 24th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 253.0 passing yards per game (16th) and 116.7 rushing yards per game (25th). Will Compton has 91 tackles, and Ryan Kerrigan has 9.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat Washington
The Arizona Cardinals are in a must-win mode as their hopes of reaching the postseason for a third consecutive season continue to fade. They have won just once in their last five games. They are 4-6-1 SU and 3-8 ATS this season. They average 22.3 points per game (19th) and give up 20.7 points per game (11th).
One more loss, however, and Arizona’s playoff chances are likely kaput. That will feel like a major letdown after the Cardinals cruised to a 13-3 record a year ago and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game.
The Cardinals average 262.9 passing yards per game (9th). QB Carson Palmer (2931 yards, 16 TDs & 11 INTs) has put up pedestrian numbers this year. Palmer has thrown six interceptions in their last six games.
“That’s coach’s job,” Palmer said. “Coach gets up on this podium probably two to three times a week. When you’re not winning, you get singled out. When you are winning, you get singled out. That’s the game, and that’s his job.”
WR Larry Fitzgerald (78 rec, 802 yards, 5 TD) hasn’t caught a touchdown in the last six weeks of the season. One good thing going for the Cardinals is the continued torrid play of second-year RB David Johnson (210 car, 921 yards, 10 TDs) has been money in this offense. In addition to his rushing contribution he has caught 55 passes for 613 yards and three touchdowns. Arizona averages 106.8 rushing yards per game (17th).
Arizona has the best total defense in the league. They give up 195 passing yards per game (2nd) and 98.9 rushing yards per game (11th). Deone Bucannon has 79 tackles, and Chandler Jones has 8.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Washington is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Washington is 6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games
- Arizona is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Arizona is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Arizona is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
- Arizona is 17-5-1 SU in its last 23 games at home
Washington Vs Arizona ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The public bets are heavy on Washington especially as the wheels have come off in Arizona. The Cards have five straight non-covers and 1-3 SU since the 6-6 tie against Seattle.
The sharp money is mostly split on this game. I expect alot of teasers to come in on the Redskins taking them up over a touchdown.
My final score prediction is Washington 28, Arizona 31.