Cardinals vs. Packers Prediction
By returning home, will the Green Bay Packers roll to a big win over the Arizona Cardinals when the two meet up on Sunday at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
369 Arizona Cardinals at 370 Green Bay Packers
Sunday, December 2, 2018
1PM ET – Lambeau Field
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Packers are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -14 points against the Cardinals. The over/under total is currently listed with 44 points. The public betting for this game currently has 72 percent going on the Packers at home.
Cardinals on three-game skid
Arizona lost its third straight game last weekend, 45-10 on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers. Arizona is 2-9 overall, 5-5-1 against the spread and 6-5 with the under. The Cards have failed to cover in two straight.
The Cardinals have the worst offense in the NFL by a wide margin. They rank dead last in the NFL in every major category, including points (14.1 ppg), total offense (232.5 ypg), passing yards (155.2 ypg) and rushing yards (77.3 ypg). Rookie QB Josh Rosen has thrown for 1,521 yards and 10 touchdowns, but has 11 interceptions. Christian Kirk is the team’s leading receiver with 40 catches for 536 yards and three touchdowns. David Johnson has rushed for 692 yards and six scores while catching 34 passes for 325 yards. Defensively, Arizona is giving up 26.6 points and 364.6 yards per game. Their run defense is 30th in the NFL, allowing 144.8 yards per game.
Packers fall on the road again
Green Bay fell to 0-6 on the road last week with a 24-17 loss at Minnesota. They have lost two straight and four of their last five games. Green Bay is now 4-6-1 on the season, 4-6-1 against the spread and 6-5 with the over. GB is 1-2-1 ATS in its last four games.
The Packers have been struggling on offense this year as they are putting up just 24 points per game despite posting 385.6 yards per contest. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 3,271 yards and 20 touchdowns with just one interception. However, he has been sacked 34 times. Davante Adams is the leading receiver with 77 catches for 1,022 yards and 10 touchdowns. Aaron Jones is the leading rusher with 606 yards and six scores. The Green Bay defense is giving up 24.3 points and 355.2 yards per contest.
NFL Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games against NFC opponents and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games in December.
The Packers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 NFC games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Green Bay is frustrated and the Packers could take out their frustrations on the Cardinals. They have struggled on the road but have covered the spread in three of their last four at home. The Cards have lost four of their five road games by double digits, including last week’s thrashing by the Chargers. Philip Rivers completed his first 24 passes and I can see Rodgers doing something similar. I don’t love the 14-point spread here, but I do expect the Packers to take out their anger on the Cardinals. Arizona looks like it has given up and won’t put up much fight going cross country.
NFL Prediction: Green Bay Packers -14