5* WEEK 11 NFL ATS UNDERDOG SHOCKER
Arizona vs. Atlanta,
11/18/2012 13:00 EDT,
Score: 19 - 23
Point Spread: +9½/-110 Arizona
5* WEEK 11 NFL ATS UNDERDOG SHOCKER: Cardinals +9.5
The Cardinals return from their bye week hoping to play more like the team that started the season 4-0 and put an end to their current five-game losing streak. As bad as Arizona has played of late, this might just be a good spot to jump on the Cardinals to cover the number. Arizona has failed to cover the spread in six straight games and you have to believe they are undervalued in this game, especially considering they have had two weeks to prepare for the Falcons.
This is going to be a very difficult game for Atlanta to get motivated for after investing everything they had in beating the Saints. On top of that they have two more huge division games at Tampa Bay and at home against New Orleans in two weeks following this game.
While the Falcons are a perfect 4-0 at home this season, they have had a difficult time putting teams away in the Georgia Dome. All four of those wins have come by six points or less and that includes a couple of games against Carolina and Oakland that they could have very easily lost outright.
This Arizona team has already shown the ability to pull off a major upset on the road. Back in week 2 they went into New England and beat the Patriots 20-18 as a 13-point underdog. The Cardinals seem to play their best against the better teams in this league. Arizona is an impressive 25-9 over their last 34 games against a top-level team (winning percentage greater than 75%). BET THE CARDINALS!