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Seahawks Can’t Get Distracted By Scoreboard-Watching

The Seattle Seahawks’ playoff hopes are still alive but they need a couple of things to go their way. First, they need to defeat the Arizona Cardinals but they also need the Atlanta Falcons to lose. With both games set to kick off at the same time, the Seahawks will need to refrain from becoming too invested in the Falcons game lest they get shocked by the Cards.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 5-0-1 SU and ATS in the last 6 games in this matchup.
  • The Seahawks are 19-6 SU and 18-7 ATS in their last 25 games against their division at home.
  • The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.

The Seahawks picked up an ugly victory vs the Cardinals earlier this season in a game that saw a combined seven players leave due to injury. Of course, Russell Wilson carried the Seahawks, as he tossed both offensive touchdowns to Jimmy Graham.

Wilson putting the Seahawks on his back has become all too familiar this season, as the signal-caller has accounted for 35 of the team’s 36 offensive touchdowns. The one-dimensional approach has worked for the most part but opponents with strong defensive lines (see the Rams and Jaguars) are able to completely shut down the Seahawks.

The Cardinals – who have been the definition of mediocrity – have struggled offensively. The team is 25th in points and 30th in rushing. Luckily, the defense has been doing everything it can to keep the Cardinals competitive. The Cards D has held opponents to a combined 32 points in the past three games but only one of those resulted in a victory for the Cardinals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Seattle Seahawks pegged as 7-point favorites in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 41.

A 23-15 result in favor of the Seahawks was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Arizona Cardinals have seen them go 7-8 and 5-9-1 ATS so far this season, while the Seattle Seahawks are at 9-6 and 6-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Seahawks are 6-9, while the Cardinals are 5-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Arizona injuries news.

The Seahawks-Cardinals odds would favor the Seahawks if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 11 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cardinals sit at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Seattle Seahawks' No. 13-ranked offense (22.8 PPG) against an Arizona Cardinals defense that ranks No. 17 at 22.47 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 230.8 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (223.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100.71 yards per game when on the road. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona won its last game 23-0 over New York on Sunday, behind a 119-yard receiving performance from Larry Fitzgerald at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Last time out, Seattle got 2 scoring strikes from Russell Wilson in a 21-12 win over Dallas.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Arizona's last 14 games
  • Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Seattle is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Seattle is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Seattle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Seattle is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home