NFL Free Pick: ARZ/PHI
In arguably the marquee matchup on Thanksgiving, the first place Arizona Cardinals travel to Philadelphia to take on Donovan McNabb and the struggling Eagles.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Eagles -3 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 47 total points.
Many bettors are going to look at the point spread in this game and think to themselves, “the first place Cardinals are getting 3-points against a struggling Eagles team? Arizona is a lock!”
But there are a couple of things to keep in mind before you put some cash on the Cardinals. For starters, Philadelphia is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games when playing Arizona. They’re also 8-3 straight up in their last 11 games when playing Arizona at home. Not too mention, the Cards are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games when playing on the road in Philly.
Yes, McNabb and the Eagles have really struggled the past two weeks and there seems to be some turmoil brewing. But sometimes the line looks too good to be true and this might be one of those times. Over the past couple of years, the Cardinals have not fared well on the road and neither have West Coast teams traveling to the East Coast. The Eagles are tough to beat at home and they matchup well with ‘Zona’s potent aerial attack. The Cards are averaging 309.5 yards a game through the air, but the Eagles are only allowing 188.9 passing yards a game.
The Eagles need a win to save their season. We’re not suggesting that the Cardinals don’t want the game more, but we’ll gladly take the Eagles on a cold November night in Philly, especially against a Cardinals team that just got brought back to earth by the Giants last Sunday. We also like the under and think Philly’s defense will have a bounce back week.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 13 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles game is
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -3
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
Philadelphia Eagles 24
Arizona Cardinals 20
We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (47 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
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Posted: 11/26/08 7:50PM ET