Eagles at Cardinals - 10/26/14 NFL Pick, Odds, Prediction
Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) at Arizona Cardinals (5-1)
NFL Football: Sunday
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals meet Sunday afternoon at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles have won two straight and are coming off of a bye. Nick Foles is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his last two games, Foles has four touchdown passes and three interceptions. Jeremy Maclin and Zach Ertz have been doing most of the heavy lifting, as they’ve combined for more than 700 receiving yards and six touchdowns. The Eagles have 22 passing plays of 20 or more yards and are averaging 11.5 yards per reception. Rookie Jordan Matthews has caught four or more passes in four straight games. The Eagles ground game is averaging 4.2 yards per carry and LeSean McCoy leads the way 422 yards and one touchdown. They’ll be more pressure on McCoy to step up here with Darren Sproles questionable with a knee injury. Defensively, the Philadelphia Eagles are allowing 22 points, 380.8 yards, and they’ve forced nine turnovers and 19 sacks. DeMeco Ryans leads the Eagles with 36 tackles and Connor Barwin has six sacks.
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The Arizona Cardinals have also won two straight and are at the top of the NFC West. The Cardinals rely heavily on a defense that’s allowing 19.8 points, 357.3 yards, and they’ve forced 11 turnovers and seven sacks. The Arizona Cardinals have won six of their last seven games when allowing 24 or less points. Tony Jefferson leads the Cardinals with 38 tackles and Jerraud Powers has three interceptions. Offensively, Carson Palmer is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for six touchdowns and one interception. The Cardinals have 20 passing plays of 20 or more yards, while Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald have combined for more than 600 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The Cardinals ground game is averaging 3.4 yards per carry and Andre Ellington is probable despite a rib injury. The Cards have rushed for just three touchdowns all season.
The Eagles are 4-11-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 14 points. The Cardinals are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Cardinals don't have enough offensive firepower to match to the Eagles production. We're also getting plus money with a solid team that's coming off a bye. You know Chip Kelly and his staff will have tons of tricks up their sleeve on the offensive end. I think the Eagles get the win SU, so I'm saying forget the points here.