The surprisingly undefeated Arizona Cardinals hope to stay hot this Sunday when they host the Miami Dolphins at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Arizona is 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS over its last nine games. Miami is just 7-15 SU in its last 22 games overall and 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road.
The Cards have won 7 straight SU at home and are 10-2 in their past 12, a main reason why the point spread at GTbets.eu was holding through mid-week at -7.
The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 41 at most shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 21-rated Cardinals and the No. 22-rated Dolphins in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 29-19 win for the Cardinals on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 18-ranked offense (22.3 PPG) against a Dolphins defense that ranks No. 13 at 22 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 181 yards per game, less than the Dolphins give up through the air (309 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Dolphins feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 83 yards per game. Arizona, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.
Miami lost its last outing, a 23-20 result against the Jets on September 23. The Dolphins failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Dolphins suffered a Week 3 loss against New York in their last game, falling 23-20 at Sun Life Stadium.
In their last action, Arizona was a 27-6 winner at home against the Eagles. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Larry Fitzgerald was good for 114 receiving yards in the Cardinals's most recent action, helping his team to a 27-6 victory over the Eagles.
Miami Dolphins Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6
Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Dolphins at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 18 games
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Miami
Miami at Cincinnati, Sunday, October 7
Arizona at St. Louis, Thursday, October 4