Cardinals vs. Redskins Total Pick
Can the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals end their recent offensive struggles when they meet up on Sunday at 1PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Washington is favored at home, as the Redskins are getting odds of -4.5 points against Arizona. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 41.5 points. The home team has won five straight meetings in this series and they two have hit the over in their last two encounters. The public betting in this game has 54 percent of the wagers going on the Cardinals on the road. Sunday’s game takes place from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland and will air live on FOX.
Arizona is coming off a 12-7 win at home over the Titans last week to keep their hopes of a winning season alive. The Cardinals are now 6-7 on the season. Arizona is 8-5 with the under this season, but has hit the over in three of its last four. The Cards have scored just 28 points in their last two games combined and now average just 17.8 points per game and 343.8 yards per game. Adrian Peterson has been sidelined by a neck injury and a timetable for his return is uncertain. He is the leading rusher with 448 yards in limited time. Blaine Gabbert has thrown for 897 yards and six touchdowns in his limited action as well, but has been sacked 18 times. Larry Fitzgerald is leading the offense with 87 catches for 922 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is holding opponents to just 24.4 points and 336.5 yards per game. Chandler Jones leads the unit with 49 tackles and 14 sacks.
Washington is coming off a 30-13 loss at the L.A. Chargers last week for its fourth loss in five games. The Redskins are now just 5-8 on the season and 8-5 with the over. Washington has scored only 27 points over its last two games and now averages 21.9 points per game on offense while putting up 362.2 yards per contest. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 3,440 yards and 22 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He has been sacked 37 times. Samaje Perine is the leading rusher with 510 yards and a TD while Jamison Crowder is the leading receiver with 54 catches for 662 yards. Defensively, Washington is allowing 26.5 points and 366.5 yards per game. Ryan Kerrigan is leading the unit with 38 tackles and nine sacks.
Both teams come in struggling on offense, so both defensive units should be excited at the chance to make plays. Arizona still has a pretty strong pass rush behind Jones and the Redskins are giving up a lot of sacks. That should lead to hits on Cousins and turnovers throughout the game. Arizona doesn’t have a reliable QB or RB to turn to and Fitzgerald is the only receiver to really have an impact this year. I expect their offense to continue to struggle this week as well.
NFL WEEK 15 PREDICTION: CARDINALS/REDSKINS UNDER 41.5