In a meeting of two 5-1 teams in the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles take the Chip Kelly show to the Arizona desert to take on Cardinals on Sunday from University of Phoenix Stadium in a game that could have playoff implications and serve as a playoff preview.
The Eagles need a win to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East race. Philadelphia is 12-3 straight up and 10-4-1 against the spread over their last 15 games.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 23, 2014
The Cardinals are holding the top spot in the NFC West with a 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS NFL betting record. Arizona has held its opponents to 20 points or fewer in every game but Denver’s 41-20 win over the Cardinals. The Cards enter this game with a 5-1 SU and ATS record in their last six home games against NFC East opponents.
Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, Oct. 26
Start time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Glendale, AZ
Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium
TV info: Fox
Live stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Radio: Eagles broadcast here. Cardinals broadcast here.
Point Spread: Arizona -2.5
Money Line: Eagles +125/Cardinals -145
Game Total: 48
December of last season was the last time these two teams met and the Eagles settled for a 24-21 home field victory where Carson Palmer threw 302 yards with 3 TDs, but also had two of the three Cardinals turnovers on the day. Philadelphia won the game on the strength of Nick Foles arm, who threw for 237 yards, 3 TDs, without a pick.
Carson Palmer is still playing smart football, while Nick Foles has ran into his fair share of sophomore blues.
— Eagles Shows (@EaglesShows) October 23, 2014
The Cardinals are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC, but 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games in October.
The Eagles are 4-11-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 22-10 ATS in their last 32 games as a road underdog.
Philadelphia has one of the best offenses in the league, Arizona has one of the best defenses and both teams have been playing well all season to get to this point. The NFL betting trends clearly favor the Cardinals. I agree, take the home team.