Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals - 10/12/14 NFL Pick, Odds, Prediction
Washington Redskins (1-4) at Arizona Cardinals (3-1)
NFL Football: Sunday
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -3.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals will square off Sunday afternoon at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Washington Redskins have lost three straight and are hoping their offense can get back on track. Kirk Cousins is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and five interceptions but has completed less than 50 percent in his last two games. Alfred Morris is Washington’s only successful runner and he has just 92 rushing yards and one touchdown in his last two games. One player who has really stepped up for Washington has been DeSean Jackson, who has topped 100 receiving yards and a touchdown in two of his last three games. The Redskins have 21 passing plays of 20 or more yards and have lost 12 straight games when being held to 21 or less points. Defensively, the Washington Redskins are allowing 27.2 points, 340 yards, and they’ve forced four turnovers and 14 sacks. Keenan Robinson leads the Redskins with 38 tackles and Ryan Kerrigan has six sacks.
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The Arizona Cardinals look to bounce back from their loss to the Denver Broncos and will continue to rely on their defense. Overall, the Cardinals are allowing 21.5 points, 379.3 yards, and they’ve forced seven turnovers and four sacks. The Arizona Cardinals have won 12 straight when allowing 21 or less points. Tony Jefferson leads the Cardinals with 31 tackles and Jerraud Powers has two interceptions. Offensively, Drew Stanton is completing 48.9 percent of his passes for two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald have combined for zero touchdowns, and the Cardinals have 14 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Andre Ellington, who is the Cardinals leading rusher with 238 yards, is probable for this game with foot injury.
The Redskins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Redskins are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Arizona.
I don't trust the Redskins lack of offense lately, especially against a nasty Cardinals defense. Arizona went toe-to-toe with the Broncos for three quarters and should beat up on a Washington team that seems to be going backwards.