Two NFC West rivals collide this Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks visit the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
And if you think Seattle's past September performance will repeat itself in 2012, you will bet against them and bet OVER the total.
The Seahawks have OVER is 11 of their past 12 September games and they are just 1-8 ATS in their past nine September road games.
After beating out top free agent Matt Flynn for the job, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will make the start for Seattle as the Seahawks are a 3-point road favorite at TopBet.
Seattle was a perfect 4-0 this preseason both straight up and ATS while Arizona went just 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS.
The Cardinals are listed as 1-point favorites at Sportsbook.ag, with the total listed at 41.5 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 28 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Seahawks are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Seahawks will win this game 21-18.
Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 6-4
Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the division are 4-6
A few Seahawks at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Seattle's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Seattle's last 16 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Seattle
Seattle home to Dallas, Sunday, September 16
Arizona at New England, Sunday, September 16