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Eagles vs Cardinals Betting Pick

If past games between these two teams are any indication, you can expect plenty of offense Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles visit that Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

The OVER is 8-2-1 over the last 11 meetings between Philadelphia and Arizona, with the Eagles 7-4 ATS over those 11 games.

And the Cardinals, who will start former Eagle QB Kevin Kolb against his old team, have performed very well as an underdog lately, winning outright in five of their last six games.

The Eagles were listed as a 4-point road favorite and the total is set at 43.5 at 5Dimes, but those numbers neglect the fact Arizona has now won nine of 11 games overall and is 8-3 ATS in their past 11 home games.

View Philadelphia vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Cardinals pegged as 5.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 44.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 10-rated Eagles taking on the No. 27-rated Cardinals in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 22-20 win for the Cardinals on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 19.5 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 175 yards per game, more than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 162.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 99 yards per game. Arizona, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 24-23 result against the Ravens on September 16. The Eagles failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 47 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Michael Vick throttled the Ravens defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 371 yards and 1 scores as Philadelphia handed Baltimore a 24-23 defeat.

Arizona was a 20-18 winner in its last match on the road against the Patriots. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 38 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Cardinals were Week 2 winners, coming out on top of the Patriots by a score of 20-18.

Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 4-6

Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 4-6

 

A few Eagles at Cardinals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Giants, Sunday, September 30
Arizona home to Miami, Sunday, September 30