Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles: Preview and Pick
13 Replies | 346 ViewsOn 11/25/2013 05:56 PM in NFL
The Arizona Cardinals are starting to get some attention for their play on the field after they completely dismantled the Indianapolis Colts last week. The Cardinals have been over shadowed by the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers this season but with a recent winning streak in progress, the Cardinals are very alive for the NFL post season and should be taken seriously by the rest of the league.
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the Eagles listed as (-3) point favorites in this contest. The public has spoken and early in the wagering process the money is coming in on the Cardinals as over 75 percent of the money is on the road team. Despite this move, the point spread has changed and it can now be found at (-3.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Cardinal are starting to click on offense.
Carson Palmer was 10-of-13 for 151 yards and two touchdowns against at least five rushers. Both of Palmer's touchdown passes were end-zone throws to Larry Fitzgerald against added pressure. Fitzgerald has now caught six end-zone targets this season, trailing only Brandon Marshall (seven) for most in the league this season. Fitzgerald was 0-for-9 on end-zone targets last season. If he can continue that progress the Cardinals will be a playoff team.
However this week they are playing against an Eagles team that will be fresh and well rested after a bye week. The Cardinals will have to get used to the travel to the East Coast to stay on the winning track.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal some very interesting betting angles. Arizona is 4-9 straight up in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia and the total has gone over in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia. From a betting stand point Arizona is 2-4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia. Arizona is 2-10 straight up in its last 12 games on the road and the total has gone over in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games on the road.
Philadelphia is 1-10 straight up and 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home. The total has gone over in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games and Philadelphia is 5-2 straight up in its last 7 games overall.
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of is big game, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.