Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will look to close out their 2018 campaign in style when they host Josh Rosen and the lowly Arizona Cardinals in their Week 17 regular season finale on Sunday. With Seattle getting set for the postseason and Arizona in good shape to get the top overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, let’s find out which one of these NFC West division rivals is offering the best NFL Betting value.
Cardinals at Seahawks NFL Week 17 Odds & Analysis
- When: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
- TV: NBC
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 17 Odds: Seattle Seahawks -13.5 (Total 38.5)
- Mostly Cloudy: 6°C/43°F
- Humidity: 76%
- Precipitation: 16%
- Cloud Cover: 70%
- Wind: 3 mph ENE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet On Arizona at +13.5?
Why should you consider betting on Arizona in Week 17? Well, besides the fact that they’re getting a whopping 13.5 points, there really isn’t any reason to back the lowly Cardinals. Arizona has lost three consecutive games and six of their last seven games overall. The Cardinals got smacked around in their 31-9 loss against the Los Angeles Rams last weekend as rookie quarterback Josh Rosen got limited to a pitiful 87 passing yards in the loss.
Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald tossed a 32-yard touchdown in the loss, but that was about the only offense the Cards could muster up before getting shut out in the second half and never coming close to covering the spread as a 14.5-point home underdog.
- Average Score For: 13.40
- Total Yards: 244.34
- Rush Yards: 83.87
- Passing Yards: 160.67
- Average Score Against: 26.53
- Total Yards: 363.33
- Rush Yards: 153.13
- Passing Yards: 210.20
Why Bet On Seattle at -13.5?
Why should you consider betting on Seattle as a nearly two-touchdown home favorite? There are a ton of great reasons. First, the Seahawks have the best offense in this matchup in averaging 26.7 points per game (6th) to Arizona’s dead-last 13.4 points per contest (32nd). Seattle also has the better defense in this matchup by limiting the opposition to just 21.5 points per game (11th) while Arizona allows a generous 26.5 points per game (27th).
Another great reason to back the Seahawks is the fact that Russell Wilson and company are playing their best football of the season at just the right time, having won five of their last six games including their thrilling 38-31 win over Kansas City last weekend.
- Average Score For: 26.73
- Total Yards: 357.46
- Rush Yards: 158.53
- Passing Yards: 198.93
- Average Score Against: 21.53
- Total Yards: 363.67
- Rush Yards: 115.07
- Passing Yards: 248.60
Cardinals vs Seahawks NFL Week 17 Betting Trends
- Arizona is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
- Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 17 of Arizona’s last 25 games on the road
- Seattle is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games at home
Expert Analysis and Prediction fo rCardinals vs Seahawks
Arizona has nothing left to play for – except losing this game to ensure they get the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, seeing as how the Jets, Raiders, and 49ers are all sitting on four wins.
The Cardinals have been held to 14 points or less in each of their last three games and five times in their last seven games overall. On the flip side of the coin, Seattle has scored 27 points or more in four of their last six games while reaching the 30-point plateau three times along the way and the 40-point mark, once.
The Cardinals are a nearly winless 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Meanwhile, Seattle has gone 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games against their NFC counterparts and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. I like Russell Wilson and company to win and cover the chalk in this one against an Arizona team that I don’t think is even going to put up much of an effort.
Score: Arizona Cardinals 10 – Seattle Seahawks 28