Seahawks vs. Cardinals Spread Pick

Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, 12/30/18 Week 17 Predictions

The Seahawks still need to finish out the season strong so they stay locked into the fifth seed in the NFC. On Sunday they’ll lay double-digits to a Cardinals team that could wind up with the No. 1 pick next April. Is Seattle a sound play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

329 Arizona Cardinals at 330 Seattle Seahawks

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 30

CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Seahawks are 14-point favorites to beat the Cardinals. The total, meanwhile, sits at 39.5 points. As of this writing, 61% of the public betting tickets are on the Seahawks to cover the point spread.

Arizona Cardinals

Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder) is out for Week 17 against the Seahawks. He didn't practice all week due to a shoulder injury. This spells the end of a disappointing sophomore campaign for Seals-Jones, who was limited to a tepid 34-343-1 receiving line over 15 appearances. Even amongst a thin tight end crop, RSJ failed to make an impact this year. He's well off the redraft radar.

Seattle Seahawks

Doug Baldwin (shoulder) will play in Week 17 against the Cardinals. Baldwin was limited on Thursday then promptly removed from the team's injury report on Friday. He's a full go for the Hawks as they play to decidedly travel to either Dallas or Chicago in the Wild Card round. It's still possible coach Pete Carroll reduces Baldwin's snaps since Seattle's in the postseason no matter the outcome.

NFL Betting Trends

Arizona

The Cardinals are 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games played in Week 17 but are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.

Seattle

The Seahawks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games and are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Prediction

I’m working off the assumption that the Seahawks won’t start pulling starters at some point in the second half because they know they’ll be traveling next week regardless. That said, I’m going to lay the points. The Cardinals have been wretched the past two weeks and I don’t expect that today they’ll be any more competitive than they were in Atlanta or at home last week versus the Rams. Assuming the Seahawks don’t want to slip to the sixth seed in the NFC, they should put forth their best effort in a runaway.

NFL Week 17 Prediction: Seattle Seahawks -14

Recent NFL Discussions

Loading...

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Patriots vs. Jets MNF Prediction The Patriots should improve to 7-0 tonight with a win over the host Jets on Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. ET. That said, is it too risky for bettors to lay 9.5...
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Jets MNF Total Prediction The unbeaten Patriots will take on a familiar foe Monday night as they visit the Jets at 8:15 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at only 43, is the over a decent...
Thumbnail NFL Week 8 Point Spread & Betting Report The Patriots and Jets will wrap up Week 7 on Monday night but most of the spreads have been released for Week 8’s action, starting with the Redskins-Vikings matchup...
Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LIV Futures Odds While the Patriots won’t play until later tonight in East Rutherford, they remain the odds on favorite to win Super Bowl LIV following Sunday’s action in the NFL. That...
Thumbnail Eagles vs. Cowboys Week 7 Prediction A pair of struggling teams from the NFC East will meet on Sunday Night Football when the Cowboys host the Eagles at 8:20 p.m. ET. Will Dallas cover as a small...

NFL Headlines