Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks - 12/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals (3-12) at Seattle Seahawks (9-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 4:25 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -13 -- Over/Under: 38.5
The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks meet Sunday in NFL action at CenturyLink Field.
The Arizona Cardinals could use a nice road win after losing six of their last seven games. The Arizona Cardinals have lost five of their last seven road games. Josh Rosen is completing 55.4 percent of his passes for 2,129 yards, 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Rosen has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his 13 career games. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk have combined for 1,288 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while David Johnson has 47 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 83.8 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 878 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 26.5 points and 363.3 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the Arizona Cardinals with 117 tackles, Chandler Jones has 12 sacks and Tre Boston has three interceptions.
The Seattle Seahawks look to build on their momentum heading into the playoffs after winning five of their last six games. The Seattle Seahawks have won each of their last four home games. Russell Wilson is completing 66 percent of his passes for 3,296 yards, 34 touchdowns and six interceptions. Wilson has three touchdown passes in six of his last 11 games. Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin have combined for 1,490 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while David Moore has 24 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 158.5 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 1,029 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 21.5 points and 363.7 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 126 tackles, Frank Clark has 12 sacks and Bradley McDougald has three interceptions.
The Cardinals are 8-18-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Seahawks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Seattle and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Seahawks last 7 games overall. The over is 17-8 in Cardinals last 25 road games.
The Arizona Cardinals continue to get beat up week in and week out, and they're being outscored by an average of 20.6 points during their three-game losing streak. The Seattle Seahawks seem to be getting better each week and have been finding ways to win games with what has been a brutal schedule. The Arizona Cardinals are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a double-digit underdog. The Seattle Seahawks have covered eight of their last 12 games as a double-digit favorite. The Seahawks and Cardinals came down to the wire earlier this season, but the Seahawks are a different team than they were a couple of months ago. The Cardinals have been massive underdogs in nearly every game this season and are still just 6-9 ATS with failed covers in five of their last six. I don't lay big numbers in the NFL often, and I won't play this game personally, but if forced to pick, I have to fade the Arizona Cardinals.