Arizona Cardinals (2-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 8, 2017, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles face off in week 5 NFL action from Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Cardinals will look to get above .500 for the first time this season after an 18-15 overtime win over San Francisco in their last outing to improve to 2-2 this season. Carson Palmer threw for 357 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 33 of 51 passing. Chris Johnson led the Cardinals with 32 yards on 13 carries, while Jaron Brown logged a team-high 105 receiving yards to lead Arizona in that department. Andre Ellington added a team-high 9 receptions out of the backfield, while Larry Fitzgerald caught the game-winning TD in overtime for the win. The Cardinals combined for 3 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble while allowing just 305 yards of total offense and a 5 for 19 mark on 3rd down in the win.
The Philadelphia Eagles will look to build on their strong 3-1 start after back-to-back wins, including a 26-24 victory over the Chargers in week 4. Carson Wentz threw for 242 yards and a touchdown on 17 of 31 passing, while LeGarrette Blount led the team in rushing with 136 rushing yards on 16 carries while Wendell Smallwood contributed a rushing touchdown and 34 yards on 10 carries of his own. Zach Ertz led the team with 5 catches for 81 yards, while Nelson Agholor added 3 catches for 58 yards and Alshon Jeffery chipped in the team’s lone receiving TD in the win. Defensively, the Eagles combined for a pair of sacks and a forced fumble which they recovered while allowing the Chargers to rack up 400 yards of total offense, including 342 yards through the air.
Arizona is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Arizona is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
This game is a bit hard to gauge, as you have Arizona who held the 49ers to just 15 points after they racked up 39 the week prior, against an Eagles team that may be the better team, but had trouble putting away the Chargers, who are a couple of bad breaks away from being .500 this season. All in all, I think the Cardinals’ success against the spread is enough here to make me take the points, in a game that could come down to who has the ball last. Give me the Cardinals and the points.