Cardinals vs. Seahawks Total Pick
A pivotal matchup in the NFC West will take place Thursday night in Seattle where the Seahawks will host the Arizona Cardinals at 8:20 p.m. ET. With the total moving from 56.5 up to 57.5, is the over a safe bet or is the under the better play despite the issues the Seahawks have had defensively?
321 Arizona Cardinals (+3) at 322 Seattle Seahawks (-3); o/u 57.5
8:20 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 19, 2020
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Arizona Cardinals DFS Spin
DeAndre Hopkins caught 7-of-12 targets for 127 yards and one score — the game-winning 43-yard reception between three defenders — in Arizona's Week 10 win over the Bills. This league. With :10 seconds remaining and the Cardinals trailing 30-26, Kyler Murray was forced to his left, set his feet while falling backwards, and launched a 43-yard Hail Mary that Hopkins leaped for and ultimately came down with between the murderers' row of Tre'Davious White, Jordan Poyer, and Micah Hyde. It was not only Nuk's fourth touchdown of the season but the one that moved the Cardinals into sole possession of the NFC West ahead of Thursday night's head-to-head showdown against Seattle on a national stage. Hopkins has now seen at least seven targets in 8-of-9 games with Murray, pacing for 156 at season's end. He'll remain an elite option for that one.
Seattle Seahawks DFS Spin
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tyler Lockett has "a bit of a knee sprain" heading into Week 11 against the Cardinals. "It's not a serious knee injury," Carroll added. "We'll take it to Thursday." Lockett was listed as DNP on Seattle's practice estimation for Monday and is likely headed for a game-time call. Given the importance of Thursday's divisional matchup against the Cardinals, fantasy players should expect Lockett to suit up ... even if at less than 100 percent.
Cardinals vs. Seahawks Betting Prediction
The Seahawks have been one of the best ‘over’ teams in the NFL but this total is too high, especially for a game involving Arizona on the road. The under is 4-0 in the Cardinals’ last four road games, is 5-1 in their last six conference matchups and is 7-2 in their last nine games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. The Seahawks have struggled all season defensively, outside of last week. They held the Rams to 23 points, harassed QB Jared Goff and finally showed signs of life on that side of the ball. While the first game between these two teams was a shootout, I see this being a lower-scoring game for Round II. That doesn’t mean these two teams won’t put up points; I just don’t see how these two teams both get into the 30s again.
NFL WEEK 12 BETTING PREDICTION: CARDINALS/SEAHAWKS UNDER 57.5