Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks - 11/9/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks - 11/9/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks (5-3) at Arizona Cardinals (4-4)

NFL Football: Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm (University of Phoenix Stadium)

The Line: Arizona Cardinals +5.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals meet Thursday in NFL action at U of Phoenix Stadium.

The Seattle Seahawks look for their third straight road victory while avoiding back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Seattle Seahawks have split their last eight road games. Russell Wilson is completing 62 percent of his passes for 2,305 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Doug Baldwin and Paul Richardson have combined for 953 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Tyler Lockett has 28 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 103.9 yards per contest, and Wilson leads the way with 271 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 18.6 points and 322.5 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 72 tackles, Michael Bennett has 6.5 sacks and Earl Thomas has two interceptions. 

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The Arizona Cardinals look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to get a game above a .500 record. The Arizona Cardinals have won four of their last six home games. Drew Stanton is completing 45.5 percent of his passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Stanton has just 117 pass attempts under his belt the last three years. Larry Fitzgerald and J.J. Nelson have combined for 895 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jaron Brown has 21 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 76.4 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 314 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 25.1 points and 349.8 yards per game. Tyvon Branch leads the Arizona Cardinals with 69 tackles, Chandler Jones has nine sacks and Antoine Bethea has three interceptions.

The Seahawks are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Arizona, the underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the road team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Cardinals last 7 games overall and the under is 5-0 in Seahawks last 5 vs. NFC.

Rivarly, short rest, this is a game where I usually want to have points in my back pocket. However, the Seahawks seem to be figuring things out slowly but surely, as the offense is moving the ball with more consistency and Wilson is starting to look like Wilson of old. The Arizona Cardinals have yet to put together back-to-back solid performances and all four of their losses have come by double digits this season. In fact, the Cards have lost every game this year when they've stepped up in comp, and their four victories have come against teams with a combined record of 5-21. The Seahawks don't fall in that boat. This is a game where the Seahawks should be able to win by a touchdown. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.