The Seahawks play their last game of the season in front of the State Farm Stadium crowd. Week 18 presents a challenging contest for the visitors as they take on a conditioned Cardinals squad. The team brings momentum following a 51-29 victory over the Lions in Week 17. Simultaneously, the Cardinals bounced back from a three-game loss between Week 14 and 16. They pick up pace after overcoming the Cowboys 25 to 22 in their most recent matchup.
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Seahawks vs. Cardinals Game Information
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- When: Sunday, January 9, 2021, 4:25 PM ET
- Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
- TV: FOX
- Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Seahawks) / 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station (Cardinals)
- Live Stream: NFL Network, NFL League Pass
- NFL Odds: Seahawks (+6.5) / Cardinals (-6.5)
Why Bet on the Seattle Seahawks?
The Seahawks are in their best form this season and secured three of their six wins in the last five weeks. They finished their previous win spectacularly, recording 232 passing yards and 265 rushing yards. On top of that, the Seahawks forced three turnovers that allowed them to pull away from the Lions.
As a team, Seattle has the numbers to cause the Cardinals trouble. The side limits competitors to 20.0 points (tenth) per game. They hold teams to 113.4 rushing yards (18th) and 270.4 passing yards (31st) per game.
Previewing the offense, we expect the Seahawks to excel on the rushing end. The rushing unit produces at least 117.0 yards (per game). On top of that, the team records 200.2 passing yards (25th) per game which might have a difficult time penetrating the Cardinals’ defense.
The Seahawks face injury trouble. This thins out the team’s starting lineup as DK Metcalf, Ethan Pocic, Gabe Jackson, Brandon Shell, D.J. Reed, and Quandre Diggs are on the questionable list. That said, expect to see second-choice players making their way to the field on Sunday night.
Why Bet on the Arizona Cardinals?
The hosts catch their breath and snap a three-game losing with a narrow victory against the Cowboys. But with a win against the Seahawks already in the bag, the team looks confident ahead of the contest.
As a team, the Cardinals do well on both ends. Offensively, they average 26.2 points (11th) per game. This is propelled by competent rushing and passing. The team records 122.4 rushing yards (ninth) and 255.6 passing yards (eighth) per game. This should be enough to keep the Seahawks on their toes from the get-go.
Defensively, the numbers tell us that the Cardinals can put up with the Seahawks’ offense without many problems. They limit teams to 322.9 total yards per game, which is currently the tenth-best record in the league. They are particular with their passing defense and average 213.5 opponent passing yards (eighth) per game. Additionally, the squad restricts competitors to 108.4 rushing yards (11th) per game.
James Conner, Rondale Moore, Jordan Phillips, Zach Allen, and Marco Wilson are all nursing injuries that put them on the questionable list. Be prepared for second-choice players putting in minutes on Sunday night while head coach Kliff Kingsbury gives his players much-needed rest.
Seahawks vs. Cardinals Betting Trends
- The Seahawks are 5-5 in the last ten road games (4-6 ATS).
- The Seahawks are 3-2 in the last five road games against the Cardinals (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in one of the Seahawks’ last three games against the Cardinals.
- The Cardinals are 1-4 in the last five games at the State Farm Stadium (1-4 ATS).
- The Cardinals are 3-2 in the last five games against the Seahawks (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of the Cardinals’ last five games against the Seahawks.
Seahawks vs. Cardinals Expert Betting Predictions
The Cardinals are sitting pretty as they enter the contest with the upper hand. They have significantly better regular-season results as opposed to the Seahawks, winning 11 of 16 games. On top of that, the team is out of their longest losing streak of the season after overcoming the Cowboys on Week 17.
On the other hand, we find a Seahawks team that won three of its last five games. The visitors improved since their last meeting and are ready to bounce back from their 23-13 defeat in the hands of the Cardinals in Week 11. They can threaten to cover the spread and even have a slight chance of snatching this one from the hosts if things go their way.
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