Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles 10/26/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) at Arizona Cardinals (5-1)
NFL Football: Sunday
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -3 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles face off on Sunday in a Week 8 NFL battle of two first place teams.
The Arizona Cardinals are 5-1 so far this season ad that puts them in first place in the NFC West. The Cardinals offense is averaging just 23.3 points and 317.3 yards per game but they are plus three in turnover ratio. Carson Palmer is back in at QB and he has completed 66.1 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and one interception. Andre Ellington has been the Cardinals ground attack averaging 3.7 yards per carry and he has 25 receptions and Larry Fitzgerald has 23 receptions. The Arizona defense allows just 19.8 points per game and 357.3 yards and the defense has carried them. Tony Jefferson as 38 tackles, Rashad Johnson has 36 tackles, and Jerraud Powers has three interceptions. The Cardinals missed the playoffs last season and they are looking to make sure they have a spot this season.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are 5-1 so far this season and have the lead in the NFC East. The Eagles offense is averaging 30.5 points per game and 378.3 yards as one of the most feared offenses in the NFL. QB Nick Foles has completed 59.5 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. LeSean McCoy has rushed for 422 yards and he has 16 receptions and Jeremy Maclin leads the Eagles receivers with 27 catches. The Philadelphia defense allows 22 points and 380.8 yards per game and they are minus five in turnover ratio. DeMeco Ryans has 36 tackles, Nate Allen has 30 tackles, and Connor Barwin has 6.0 sacks. The Eagles look like the will be a factor the rest of the way and should compete for a playoff spot.
Arizona is 7-1 against the spread against the NFC, 8-2 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Philadelphia is 4-11-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record and 5-2 against the spread following a win by 14 or more points. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
The total in this one looks to be on the high side and I like the under as I see plenty of sacks. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Areaas well on the App.
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