Seahawks vs. Cardinals Total Pick
Will Thursday night's matchup between the Seahawks and Cardinals result in a low-scoring game?
Matchup: Seahawks (5-3) at Cardinals (4-4)
TV: NBC, 8:25 p.m. ET
Line: Seahawks -5.5 (41.5)
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under for this game currently sits at 41.5 points after hitting the board at 42.5. The Cardinals, meanwhile, opened as a 5-point home underdog but the line has jumped to 5.5 at the majority of sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, just over 50% of public bettors are backing the Seahawks and laying the points.
KEY TRENDS: The Seahawks are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games against the Cardinals. The road team is also a perfect 5-0 against the number in the last five meetings but the underdog has cashed in the last four games between these two teams.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Arizona but I would punt that trend. Did you see the Seahawks on Sunday? Up until the fourth quarter they had zero offensive points and one safety. Russell Wilson and Co. did come alive with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and Blair Walsh did miss three field goals, but the bottom line is that Seattle's offense isn't firing on all cylinders right now.
On the other side, Adrian Peterson received 37 touches and was a beast against San Francisco, but the Cardinals will struggle to score consistently with Drew Stanton under center. If AP can't find running room against Seattle's defense then this is going to be a defensive struggle throughout. Hell, I'm expecting a low-scoring game regardless.
The under is 5-0 in the Seahawks' last five conference games and is 7-3 in their last 10 divisional games. On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Cardinals' last seven games overall, is 12-3 in their last 15 home games, and is 6-1 in their last seven games overall.
NFL WEEK 10 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: SEAHAWKS/CARDINALS UNDER 41.5