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Seahawks vs. Cardinals Over/Under Betting

Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview – NFL Week 16

When: Sunday, December 21st 2014 at 8:30pm ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale
Watch: NBC

The Arizona Cardinals (11-3) will host the Seattle Seahawks (10-4) on Sunday night football. Injuries have decimated the Cardinals at the worst time and they’re now on their third string QB. It looks like the Seahawks will end up winning the NFC West after all.

Seattle is on a 4-game winning streak and in those games they’ve only allowed a combined 27 points. Arizona has somehow won the last two games they’ve played despite the injuries, but with Drew Stanton now out the offense will likely be crippled this week.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals Betting Lines

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This point spread could be even higher, but I wouldn’t bite on the Cardinals unless it hit 10 points, which it won’t. The total opened up at 37 points and is heading down, so bet it now. I’ll be on the under, which is definitely the lowest under I’ve bet this season.

SEA @ ARI Statistics

Seattle is going to have a considerable edge on offense, but will they be able to take advantage of that? Arizona’s defense is still in tact and playing great. The Seahawks have never been a team to put up a ton of points and I don’t know how Arizona will score.

Why I’m Betting on the Under in Arizona vs. Seattle

Ryan Lindley is expected to start at QB and the Seahawks are the last team that he’d want to play in his first start. Andre Ellington is on the I.R. as well, so it’s not like the Cardinals can fall back on a run game. Arizona could legitimately be shut out this week.

Arizona already was below average on offense, as they average 237.3 PYPG (15th) and 84.4 RYPG (28th). Those numbers are going to take a dip against a Seahawks defense that has only been allowing teams to average 184.3 PYPG (1st) and 88.1 RYPG (5th).

There isn’t much to say about this Cardinals offense with Lindley and Stepfan Taylor leading the way. I just hope that Lindley doesn’t air it out recklessly because the Seahawks defense are capable of running a couple turnovers back, which would kill the under.

Seattle could also blow up offensively, but I don’t expect that to happen for multiple reasons. First off, Seattle is only 4-3 on the road this season and the Cardinals are 7-0 at home. Seattle also doesn’t match-up well against the Cardinals defense.

The Seahawks like to run the football (168.8 RYPG – 1st), but the Cardinals only give up 90.4 RYPG (6th). Arizona has had some trouble stopping the pass (259.6 YPG – 29th), but the Seahawks are amongst the worst teams in the NFL at passing (192.8 PYPG – 31st).

Russell Wilson is going to do enough to win this game, as they want to win the division, but I can’t picture him going off because he has really limited weapons in the pass game. I still have no idea why Seattle decided to part ways with Percy Harvin earlier this year.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals Best Bet

If the Seahawks were under a TD I would consider them, but at –7.5 points I’m not interested in that. I could easily see the Seahawks struggling to score at all and therefore the best bet in this game is on the under even though this is an extremely low total.

The last two games between these two teams have been very low scoring. Just a few weeks ago the Seahawks beat the Cardinals 19-3 in Seattle. With the NFL you never know what will happen, but everything is pointing towards this game staying under the total.

Last week the Cardinals beat the Rams 12-6 in a game that had FG’s only. I’m not sure if they can hold the Seahawks without a TD, but I wouldn’t expect more than 1-2 TD’s and Arizona shouldn’t score in double digits on the Legion of Boom.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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