Week 4 Free Betting Preview – Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

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The Seattle Seahawks (-3) and Arizona Cardinals will square off indoors at University of Phoenix Stadium. This NFC West showdown kicks off at 4:05 p.m. ET and FOX is scheduled to have the TV rights.

Betting Preview: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

In this Sunday NFC game, Seattle is getting picked as the favorite and is currently giving up 3 points. The Seahawks are also receiving -150 moneyline odds while the Cardinals are +130. Oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 37.5 points. If Seattle starts trailing early, it would likely result in a nice live betting scenario.

Odds have swayed slightly from where they originally opened. The opening line was 3.5 while the game’s O/U was initially set at 37.

The Seahawks have lost 1.0 unit so far and are 1-1-1 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 1-2.

The Cardinals have lost 3.3 units this season. The team is 1-2 ATS and has an O/U record of 0-3.

The Seahawks have gone 1-2 straight up (SU) and they have yet to face any NFC West opponents this year. The Cardinals are 0-3 SU overall and 0-1 SU against divisional foes.

The Seahawks are on the upswing after a 24-13 win over Dallas last week where Russell Wilson completed 16 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Carson (just 102 rushing yards on 32 attempts, one TD) propelled the running attack while Tyler Lockett (four receptions, 77 yards, one TD) and Nick Vannett (four catches, 27 yards) manned the receiving duties in the win.

Arizona narrowly lost 16-14 to Chicago last week. The defense allowed the Bears to eat up the clock by running for 122 yards on 31 rush attempts, along with one rushing TD. Jordan Howard had a solid outing, recording 61 rushing yards and a score on 24 attempts for Chicago. As a group, the Cards collectively completed 17-of-26 passes for 193 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Sam Bradford went 13-for-19 for 157 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while Josh Rosen was four-of-seven for 36 yards and one interception. David Johnson (31 yards on 12 rush attempts) spearheaded the running game while Christian Kirk (seven receptions, 90 yards) and Johnson (four catches, 30 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.

Seattle’s run the ball on 44.8 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Arizona has a rush percentage of 35.6 percent. The Seahawks have run for 83.7 yards/game (including 0.0 per game versus West opponents) and have just a single score on the ground this year. The Cards are putting up 58.3 rush yards per game (54.0 in conference) and have only one rushing TD.

If the numbers so far this season can translate to this game, then the Cards should own the edge when it comes to applying pressure, since their offensive line has yielded just seven sacks while their D-line has registered eight sacks. The Seahawks O-line has allowed 14 sacks and their defense has recorded only eight sacks.

The Seahawks offense has tallied 238.7 yards/game in the air overall (0.0 per game versus conference opposition) and has seven passing score so far. The Cards have put up 145.3 pass yards per contest (90 in the NFC) and have two total pass TD.

Seattle should hold an advantage when it comes to limiting the pass. The team’s allowed opponents to rush for an average of 132.7 yards and throw for 232.3 yards per game. The Arizona D has allowed 276.3 yards per game to opposing passers and 131.3 yards per game to opposing runners. The Seahawks are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 3.92 to opponents, while the Cards have allowed a 7.17 ANY/A.

Passing-wise, Wilson is up to 490 yards this season. The signal-caller has completed 59 percent of his 59 attempts with five passing scores and two interceptions. He has a 6.48 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 5.99 over the last two games.

Sam Bradford has completed 33-of-53 passes for 310 yards, two TDs and three INTs for Arizona. His ANY/A sits at a horrendous 3.26 for the year and 2.54 over his last two games.

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Betting Prediction

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

Team Betting Notes

  • The Seahawks offense has created three pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Cardinals have put up zero such plays.
  • Both teams have allowed one pass play of 40 yards or more and two pass plays of 30+ yards.
  • The Seattle offense has created one rushing play of 20+ yards, while Arizona has created zero such run.
  • Both defenses have allowed one rushing play of 20+ yards. The Seahawks have given up 11 running plays of 10+ yards while the Cardinals have given up 12 such plays.
  • Each team defense has created eight sacks this season.
  • As a team, Seattle has averaged 3.1 yards per carry over its last two outings.
  • Arizona has averaged 3.2 yards per carry over its last two.
  • Over its last three matches, Arizona is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in each of those three.
  • Seattle was favored by 2 points in its last game and the Over/Under was set at 39.5. The under cashed and Seattle covered in the 24-13 triumph over Dallas.
  • Over its last three contests, Seattle is 1-1-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
  • Arizona was the underdog by 5 points in its last game and the O/U going into it was 39. The under cashed and Arizona covered in the team’s 16-14 loss to Chicago.