Sunday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Picks, Lines & Predictions
Still undefeated Seattle (5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS), sitting on top of the NFC West, will visit their divisional rivals, Arizona (4-2 SU, 4-2 ATS), whose playoff hopes are still very much alive, in this week’s edition of the Sunday Night Football betting action. The Cardinals have been a pleasant surprise so far this season and will look to take down Russell Wilson for the first time in this campaign.
Sunday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Lines Movement
The Seattle Seahawks are entering the game as -3.5 favorites and the line has been mostly steady all week. They are off a bye week and the oddsmakers believe that the Cardinals, with a short week behind them, won’t have enough in their tank to defeat the conference leaders. The total is set at 55 after being as high as 56.5 earlier this week.
Thoughts On The Seattle Seahawks Beating The Arizona Cardinals
After five consecutive wins, four of them coming against the spread, the Seahawks have firmly established themselves as one of the strongest contenders to go all the way this year. Russel Wilson is playing out of his mind at the moment, and the whole offense functions as a well-oiled machine. However, the defense causes a lot of concern and has already. Also, they have been exposed a couple of times this season only to be saved by the explosive attack. They have allowed league-worst 471.2 yards per game and 370.4 through the air. Going against Kyler Murray will certainly require a significant improvement of the Seattle secondary to stand any chance of containing him.
Wilson continues to produce spectacular numbers every week and his place in fantasy lineups should be beyond discussion. WR D.K. Metcalf has quietly become one of the best receivers in football and is coming off a game with season-high six catches. Other WR, Tyler Lockett, and TE Greg Olsen have both been hot and cold this season, but after an underwhelming performance from both last time out, we can expect that at least one of them will catch fire for this Sunday Night Football betting game.
Thoughts On The Arizona Cardinals Beating The Seattle Seahawks
So far, the Arizona Cardinals have made the most of their schedule and the Sunday game will show if they really have what it takes to be a serious playoff candidate. With a loss here, the NFC West first place will probably be out of reach, so this is a kind of must-win game for them. The offense was impressive in two consecutive blowouts against Cowboys and Jets, and Kyler Murray will be eager to go against Seattle’s horrendous defense. The defense was also solid in the last two outings, but we have to consider that it was probably the worst team in the league and Dallas who is fresh off losing their starting QB.
Kyler Murray had a weird stat line against Dallas, throwing for under 200 yards and only 9 completions, but still managed to have two passing touchdowns and run for one. The porous Seattle secondary makes not only him an attractive fantasy proposition, but wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk, too. The Seahawks rushing defense isn’t much better, so we can also expect big numbers from RB Kenyan Drake.
Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Pick Over 55
Russel Wilson and co can drop at least 30 and more on any defense in the league and unless we see some signs of life in Seattle’s defense for Sunday Night Football’s betting action. However, the Arizona Cardinals will join the shootout too.