Arizona Cardinals (9-2) vs. Chicago Bears (4-7)
December 5, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bears +7.5 / Arizona Cardinals -7.5; Over/Under: -46.5
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The Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals meet in week 13 NFL action from Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Cardinals will be looking to add to their 23-13 win over Seattle in their last game. Kyler Murray has thrown for 2,276 yards, 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 72.7% passing while James Conner has 555 rushing yards with 12 TDs and Chase Edmonds has rushed for 430 yards this season. DeAndre Hopkins has 35 catches for 486 yards and 7 TDs while A.J. Green and Christian Kirk each have 500+ receiving yards. Rondale Moore has 413 receiving yards while five other Cardinals have at least 100 receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Jordan Hicks leads the Cardinals with 82 total tackles while also logging 3 sacks while Byron Murphy Jr. has 3 interceptions and Markus Golden has a team-high 10 sacks. Chandler Jones also has 8 sacks for Arizona this season.
The Chicago Bears will look to add to a 16-14 win over Detroit last time out. Justin Fields has thrown for 1,361 yards, 4 TDs and 8 interceptions on 58.1% passing while Andy Dalton has 788 passing yards on 64.3% passing with 4 touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. David Montgomery has a team-high 476 rushing yards with 3 scores. Darnell Mooney leads Chicago with 694 receiving yards and 3 scores while Cole Kmet each have 300+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Roquan Smith has a team-high 113 total tackles while Robert Quinn has a team-high 11 sacks.
Arizona is 19-7-3 ATS in their last 29 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. Chicago is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog while the under is 11-4 in their last 14 road games.
I get the case that could be made for the Bears as a home dog, but realistically, the fact that coach Matt Nagy saying the win over the winless Lions meant a lot should tell you the state of this team. Both of these teams have a solid pass rush, but the difference is that Arizona has the playmakers to take advantage of the holes left by the opposing defense. I’m not loving the number, but Arizona’s played well enough on the road to justify it. Give me Arizona here.