The Los Angeles Rams appear as if they are for real and are atop the NFC West. Thus it’s an important Thursday night game this week between the second-place Seattle Seahawks and third-place Arizona Cardinals as they try to keep pace. The Seahawks are road favorites on the NFL spread, with the odds favoring Seattle as -5.5 a point favorite.
How to Bet Seahawks at Cardinals NFL Spread & Week 10 Pick
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) November 7, 2017
When: Thursday, 8:25 PM ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
Radio: 710 ESPN (Seattle) / 620 KTAR (Arizona)
Stream Option: NFL Live
Opening NFL Spread: Seahawks -5.5 (41.5)
- Clear: 23°C/73°F
- Humidity: 35%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 3 mph NW
- Cloud Cover: 8&
- Type of Stadium: Retractable
The Seahawks and Cardinals will meet for the 37th time, with the Cardinals holding a 18-17-1 series advantage. Arizona wide receiver J.J. Nelson had 132 receiving yards, including an 80-yard touchdown catch, and kicker Chandler Catanzaro converted the game-winning 43-yard field goal with no time remaining in the Cardinals’ 34-31 victory in their last meeting (December 24, 2016).
In their last meeting in the desert, it was a crazy 6-6 tie, the lowest scoring overtime tie game in league history and the first without a TD a scored since sudden-death OT began in 1974. Both kickers missed easily field goals late in overtime. Arizona dominated statistically overall.
- Total Meetings: 36
- First Meeting: September 12th, 1976. Kingdome. Seattle, Washington
- Last Meeting: December 24th, 2016. CenturyLink Field. Seattle, Washington
- All-Time Series: Arizona Cardinals 18-17-1
- Largest Margin of Victory: Seattle 58-0 (2012)
- Longest Win Streak: Arizona 5 (1976-1995)
- Current Win Streak: Arizona 1 (2016)
Why Bet On Seattle’s NFL Spread?
Seattle looks to rebound following a 17-14 loss to Washington in Week 9. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 297 yards with two touchdowns and added 77 yards rushing last week and linebacker Bobby Wagner had 12 tackles and recorded a safety. Defensive end Dwight Freeney, who signed with Seattle prior to Week 8, has three sacks in his first two games with the Seahawks.
The Seahawks hugely outgained Washington but had 16 penalties, two turnovers and Blair Walsh missed three field goals. Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks will not bring in another kicker this week, though. Walsh missed wide left on his three first-half attempts Sunday, from 44, 39 and 49 yards out. The Seahawks signed Walsh to a one-year deal last offseason and allowed Stephen Hauschka to leave in free agency. Walsh was released midway through last season by the Minnesota Vikings, who had lost confidence in him.
When Seattle took over for a final possession, Wilson’s Hail Mary from Washington’s 46-yard line fell incomplete in the end zone. Carroll said he would’ve attempted a field goal had Seattle gotten in range.
Carroll also said the Seahawks are still not certain of the extent of the groin strain that knocked running back Eddie Lacy out of Sunday’s game. Free safety Earl Thomas (hamstring) and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (oblique), who didn’t play Sunday, are also uncertain for Thursday night’s game against the Cardinals in Arizona.
- Average Score For: 23.62
- Total Yards: 378.63
- Pass Yards: 274.75
- Rush Yards: 103.88
- Average Score Against: 18.62
- Total Yards: 138.53
- Pass Yards: 109.38
- Rush Yards: 29.15
Why Bet On Arizona’s NFL Spread?
The Cards have alternated losses and wins all season and thus are due to lose here as they won in San Francisco 20-10 on Sunday in their first full game playing without injured starting QB Carson Palmer. The Cardinals enter Week 10 following a 20-10 victory at San Francisco. Adrian Peterson carried a career-high 37 times for 159 yards and Drew Stanton threw two touchdown passes.
The Cardinals had a penchant for running to the left against the 49ers. They ran 23 of their 40 run plays to the left of center, according to Pro Football Focus. Of their 167 rushing yards, 122 were gained behind the left side of the offensive line. When he ran left, Peterson was able to break runs of 16, 18 and 25 yards. Peterson forced eight missed tackles and ran for 110 of his 159 yards after contact. His 37 carries were the most ever for a player at least 32 years old. But the question this week will be how quickly Peterson can get his body back so he can handle that type of workload again, which could be particularly challenging with a quick turnaround. Arizona knows it can’t give him that hefty of a workload on a short week.
WR Larry Fitzgerald, who led the team with 70 receiving yards in Week 9, has 14,953 career receiving yards and surpassed Tim Brown (14,934) for the sixth-most receiving yards in NFL history.
Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones had a sack last week and ranks fourth in the NFL with nine sacks in 2017. Arizona linebacker Karlos Dansby, who had a sack and an interception in Week 9, is one of five players with at least 40 career sacks (43) and 20 interceptions (20) since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982.
- Average Score For: 17.38
- Total Yards: 337.26
- Pass Yards: 260.88
- Rush Yards: 76.38
- Average Score Against: 25.12
- Total Yards: 349.75
- Pass Yards: 249.50
- Rush Yards: 100.25
Latest NFL Betting Trends
- Seahawks are 3-6 ATS in the last 9 games
- Seahawks are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 10 of Seattle’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Arizona
- Cardinals are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
- Cardinals are 17-7-1 SU in the last 25 games at home
- The total went UNDER in 11 of Arizona’s last 15 games at home
Expert Prediction & NFL Week 10 Pick
Take the points here in the NFL spread – the Cards often play Seattle tough.