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Cards Historically Struggling in October

The Arizona Cardinals were knocked down a peg in light of Week 4’s home loss to the St. Louis Rams but will attempt to get back to their winning ways against the Detroit Lions in the Motor City on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Cardinals past five.
  • The Cardinals are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Lions.
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

The Cards, who started the season a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS, combined for the fourth-highest point total through the season’s opening three weeks in NFL history. The Rams defense proved to be a much tougher task for the Cards, holding Carson Palmer and company to 22 points.

Despite their red-hot start, October has proven to be a tough month for Arizona. Bruce Arians’ squad is 1-8 SU and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine October games.

Pegged by many to be a contender in the NFC North, Detroit has reached one of their lowest points in the Matthew Stafford era. The Lions are winless to start the season and rank 29th in both total yards and points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Lions were listed as 3-point underdogs at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 44.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 23-22 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Arizona Cardinals vs Detroit Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit battles the Arizona Cardinals, currently with a 3-1 mark (3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 1-3 for the Lions and 4-0 for the Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Arizona injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Detroit Lions and the No. 16-ranked Arizona Cardinals, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Lions No. 29-ranked offense (16.5 PPG) against a Arizona Cardinals defense that ranks No. 7 at 18.25 PPG. The Lions passing attack has averaged 245.75 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (199.25 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Arizona Cardinals own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 109 yards per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 31 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Carson Palmer led the way last time out for the Cardinals, connecting for 352 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 24-22 loss to the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.


In their last game, the Lions were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 13-10 score against Seattle.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Arizona is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Pittsburgh, Sunday, October 18th
Detroit home to Chicago, Sunday, October 18th