Seahawks vs. Cardinals Prediction
Even though they lost last week at home to the Redskins, will the Seahawks cover Thursday night against the Cardinals?
Who: Seahawks (5-3) at Cardinals (4-4)
When: NBC, 8:25 p.m. ET
Where: Seahawks -6 (41)
Who Oddsmakers Like: Seattle. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Seahawks are now 6-point road favorites versus the Cardinals, who opened as 5-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 41 points after hitting the board at 41 earlier in the week.
Who the Public Likes: Seattle. As of Thursday morning, the Seahawks were receiving 54% of the tickets in this matchup.
Who the Trends Like: The Seahawks have covered in four straight games in Arizona. The road team is also 5-0 against the number in the last five meetings between these two teams but the underdog has covered in four straight. The over, meanwhile, has cashed in 10 of the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Arizona, although the last time these two teams met in the desert it was a 6-3 final.
Who We Like: Seattle. As fans and as bettors, we tend to overreact to what we just saw. What we saw last week was a (possibly) over-hyped Seahawks team lost outright to the Redskins as an 8-point home favorite. But Blair Walsh missed three field goals in that game and the Seahawks had multiple big plays called back due to penalties.
Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson rushed 37 times for well over 100 yards as the Cardinals soundly beat San Francisco as a small favorite on the road. Since Arizona was a public team a week ago, perhaps many bettors are feeling good about taking the 6 points tonight with Bruce Arians' team.
I'm not biting, however. The Seahawks are 6-1 straight up on Thursday nights while the Cardinals are 0-6 against the spread when playing against .500 or greater opponents on these TNF games. Seattle is also 6-1 at the betting window when coming off a loss and facing a divisional opponent in its last game.
NFL WEEK 10 PREDICTIONS: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -6