Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks – Week 17 Free Betting Pick

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In the final iteration of the 2018 regular season, the Seahawks (-14) are set to welcome the Arizona Cardinals to Seattle. This NFC West game will get underway at 4:25 p.m. ET and FOX is scheduled to televise the action.

Week 17 Betting Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

In this Sunday NFC game, Seattle has been tabbed as the heavy favorite and the team’s currently giving up 14 points. The Cardinals are also receiving +525 moneyline odds while the Seahawks are -875. Oddsmakers have determined the over/under (O/U) to be 38.5 points. If Seattle gives up points early, it will likely create a decent live betting opportunity.

The game’s total has swung lower after opening at 40. The original line has not budged.

The Cardinals are 6-9 against the spread (ATS) and are down 4.3 units so far in 2018. They’ve been a good under bet and have posted an O/U record of 6-9.

The Seahawks have gained 2.8 units this season. The team is 9-4-2 ATS and has an O/U record of 8-7.

The Cardinals have gone 3-12 straight up (SU), including 2-3 SU against NFC West opponents. The Seahawks are 9-6 SU overall and also 2-3 SU versus divisional foes.

The Cardinals look to get back in stride after a 31-9 defeat to the Rams in Week 16Their defense allowed the Rams to eat up the clock by running for 269 yards on 41 rush attempts, including three rush TDs. C.J. Anderson torched the defense in that one with 167 rushing yards and a score on 20 attempts. On the offensive side, the Cardinals completed 18-of-31 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown. Josh Rosen went 12-for-23 for 87 yards while Mike Glennon completed five-of-seven for 63 yards. David Johnson (35 rushing yards on 10 attempts) mounted the ground attack while Larry Fitzgerald (six receptions, 53 yards) and Trent Sherfield (six catches, 62 yards) manned the receiving duties in the defeat.

The Seattle Seahawks take the field this week after just earning a 38-31 win over Kansas City a week ago. The defensive unit let the Chiefs run for 154 yards on 19 rush attempts. Damien Williams had a good outing in the defeat, posting 103 rushing yards on 13 attempts for Kansas City. For Seattle, Russell Wilson completed 18-of-29 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Chris Carson (116 yards on 27 rush attempts, two TDs) and the signal-caller Wilson (57 yards on eight carries) led the running game while Doug Baldwin (seven receptions, 126 yards, one TD) and Tyler Lockett (four catches, 99 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the win.

Arizona’s run the ball on 41.8 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Seattle has a rush percentage of 55.2 percent. The Cardinals have run for 83.8 yards/game (including 78.8 per game versus West opponents) and have nine scores on the ground this year. The Seahawks are putting up 158.5 rush yards per game (194.0 in conference) and have 13 total rushing TDs.

The Cards offense has logged 182.3 yards/contest through the air overall (174.8 per game against conference opposition) and has 14 passing TDs so far. The Seahawks have put up 219.7 pass yards per contest (194 against NFC foes) and have 34 total pass scores.

Arizona appears to hold the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team’s let opponents run for an average of 153.1 yards and throw for 229.5 yards per game. The Seattle D has given up 263.6 yards per game to opposing passers and 115.1 yards per game on the ground. The Cards are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 6.22 to opposing QBs, while the Seahawks have allowed a 6.72 ANY/A.

Offensively, Rosen is up to 1,997 passing yards on the year, and has completed 186-of-337 attempts with 10 passing scores and 12 interceptions. Rosen’s got a 3.82 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 1.16 over the last two games.

As a group, David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Trent Sherfield have collectively accounted for 380 total yards and three touchdowns over the last two outings.

In the hosts’ locker room, Russell Wilson has completed 245-of-375 passes for 3,059 yards, 32 TDs and six INTs. Wilson’s ANY/A sits at 7.52 for the season and 8.65 across his last two outings.

As a group, Chris Carson, Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett have combined for 622 total yards and six touchdowns over the last two games.

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks Free Prediction

SU Winner: Seahawks, ATS Winner: Seahawks, O/U: Under

Betting Notes

  • The Over/Under for Arizona’s last game going into it was 44. The under cashed in the team’s 31-9 defeat to the Rams.
  • Arizona has rushed for 3.7 yards per attempt over its past three games and 4.1 over its last two.
  • Seattle has averaged 4.9 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.8 over its past two.
  • The Seattle offense has lost four fumbles this season while Arizona has lost eight.
  • In its last three games, Arizona is 0-3 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
  • Arizona has lost seven of its last eight games SU, with a three-point victory over Green Bay on December 2nd representing the only win over that span.
  • The O/U for Seattle’s last game was set at 54. The over cashed in that 38-31 win over Kansas City.
  • In its last three games, Seattle is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
  • Seattle has won six of its last seven games SU, with a -3-point defeat to San Francisco on December 16th representing its lone loss over that stretch.
  • The Cardinals offense has produced four pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Seahawks have put up 13 such plays.
  • The Arizona defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Seattle has given up eight such plays.
  • The Arizona offense has created five rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Seattle has created 15 such runs.
  • The Cardinals defense has allowed 19 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Seahawks have given up 13 such runs.
  • The Arizona defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 43 times this season. Seattle has produced just 37 sacks.