Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks - 1/3/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Seahawks (9-6) at Arizona Cardinals (13-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm (University of Phoenix Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -4 -- Over/Under: 47.5 See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals meet in a key NFC West matchup at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Seattle Seahawks look to win double-digit games for the fourth straight season. Russell Wilson is completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 3,827 yards, 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Wilson has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have combined for 1,674 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Tyler Lockett has 49 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 141.6 yards per contest, and Wilson leads the way with 541 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 18.1 points and 295.9 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seahawks with 112 tackles, Michael Bennett has 9.5 sacks and Richard Sherman as 12 pass deflections. Luke Willson, Jordan Hill and Kam Chancellor are questionable.
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The Arizona Cardinals have a shot at the top seed in the NFC with a victory here. Carson Palmer is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 4,542 yards, 34 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Palmer has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown have combined for 2,118 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Michael Floyd has 51 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 126 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 556 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 18.5 points and 319.5 yards per game. Deone Bucannon leads the Cardinals with 103 tackles, Calais Campbell has five sacks and Rashad Johnson has five interceptions. Josh Mauro is questionable with a calf injury.
I've been saying for over a month that the Arizona Cardinals are the best team in football. If last week didn't give you a glimpse of that, well, I'm not sure what else you need to see. Also, unlike others, I'm not 100 percent sold on the Seahawks being a Super Bowl contender, especially after losing to the Rams at home. Bottom line is that this line is low. Arizona should have little trouble here as long as it plays to win the game.