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New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals

New England
Patriots
6 - 6
Arizona
Cardinals
4 - 8
December 12, 2022, 8:15 PM EST
 | State Farm Stadium

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New England
Patriots
6 - 6
Arizona
Cardinals
4 - 8
December 12, 2022, 8:15 PM EST
 | State Farm Stadium
  • The Arizona Cardinals (4-8 SU, 6-6 ATS) return from their bye week to host the New England Patriots (6-6, 6-5-1) as small home underdogs on Monday Night Football in what’s essentially a must-win game for either team’s playoff hopes. The Cardinals likely need to win out to have any shot at making the postseason in the NFC after dropping four of their last five, while the Patriots cannot afford to see their skid reach three straight losses and fall below the .500 mark before an AFC matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders on a short week.

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    As the last game of Week 14, there is still plenty of time to see some line movement on this one. But as of Tuesday afternoon, neither the point spread nor the total had budged in either direction. The lines seem priced just right based on the betting trends listed below, especially with regard to the total, which is right in the middle of where their recent games have closed if you took an average between the two teams. Arizona’s poor play at home lately definitely factors into why the hosts are underdogs, and the coaching mismatch between Kliff Kingsbury and New England’s Bill Belichick does too considering what is on the line.

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    New England’s Offense Remains a Concern Heading Down Stretch

    The Patriots saw their defense falter on Thanksgiving night in a 33-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the only time in their last five games that the total finished OVER. Otherwise, the offense has been an issue even when they have been winning during this stretch, with Belichick recently acknowledging that it is simply “too hard” to make any significant scheme changes this late in the season. He noted that consistency – or a lack thereof – has been the problem hurting New England with second-year quarterback Mac Jones under center.

    Jones reportedly wanted to see more deep pass plays called in last Thursday’s 24-10 home loss to the Buffalo Bills, which was the basis for his sideline outburst. He threw for a career-high 382 yards and two touchdowns the week before at Minnesota, but his team was trading scores throughout in an unusually high-scoring affair.

    Arizona Has Yet Another Chance for a Strong Finish to Season

    The Cardinals have been among the worst closers in the NFL under Kingsbury, meaning they have not played well  in the second half of seasons with him at the helm since he took over in 2019. For a team full of talented players, those bad finishes have been the difference between putting themselves in position for a positive playoff run and not.

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    They have made the postseason once in four seasons with Kingsbury, losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in last year’s wild-card round after dropping four of their last five regular-season games.

    The bye should have helped some of Arizona’s key players get healthier, most notably quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver Marquise Brown, who just returned from a stint on IR due to a foot injury and had six catches for 46 yards in Week 12. Unfortunately for them, the Cardinals fell to the Rams 25-24 in that game as 2.5-point home dogs.

    Patriots: Keys To Victory

    New England does not face another divisional opponent until Week 17 when the team hosts the Miami Dolphins, so the next three games will be a good test to find out if this is a playoff-worthy squad. The Patriots can win all three if they play their cards right – no pun intended – and Belichick is the biggest key. If he believes in his current players, most notably Jones, then he can out-coach Kingsbury and help the Patriots earn a much-needed win. The spread may not hit 3 before kickoff, so a field-goal win covers it.

    Cardinals: Keys To Victory

    No matter what you think of him, Murray is one of the most dangerous signal-callers in the league. Arizona wins and loses primarily based on how he performs, and New England has been known to struggle when defending running quarterbacks (i.e. Buffalo’s Josh Allen, Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens earlier this year). The Cardinals need to take advantage of that weakness and exploit it like those other teams did. If they do, they can pull off the upset.  

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    Shark Bites
    • Arizona is 1-11 SU in its last 12 home games.
    • The OVER is 5-0-1 in Arizona’s last 6 games.
    • The UNDER is 4-1 in New England’s last 5 games.

Odds

Monday, December 12 Mon Dec 12


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-2
-110
-118
o44
-110
+2
-110
+108
u44
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-2
-109
-131
o44
-110
+2
-111
+111
u44
-110

Edge Finder

21.73
Total Score
22.00
216.91
Passing Yards
219.83
109.00
Rushing Yards
114.92
30:48
Time on Field
30:53
60.09
Number of Plays
68.58
5.42
Yards Per Play
4.88
21.73
Total Score
22.00
2.27
First Quarter
2.42
7.82
Second Quarter
7.42
7.09
Third Quarter
4.17
4.55
Fourth Quarter
7.50
216.91
Passing Yards
219.83
30.18
Pass Attempts
39.50
21.09
Pass Completions
26.33
2.82
Sacks
2.58
18.18
Sack Yards
20.67
10.28
Yards Per Pass
8.35
109.00
Rushing Yards
114.92
27.09
Rush Attempts
26.50
4.02
Yards Per Rush
4.34
0.91
Interceptions
0.75
1.27
Fumbles
1.67
0.64
Fumbles Lost
0.33
1.55
Total Turnovers
1.08
6.00
Penalties
6.83
48.00
Penalty Yards
54.00
30:48
Time on Field
30:53
60.09
Number of Plays
68.58
5.42
Yards Per Play
4.88
4.27
Punts
4.00
42.50
Punt Average
46.90
98.18
Return Yards
62.83

Head To Head

NE
Stat Type ARI
6-1
Record
1-6
6-1
ATS
1-6
1-5-1
O/U
1-5-1
27.00
Score
11.43
138.00
Rush Yds
78.29
31.43
Pass Attempts
32.71
60.45
Completion %
49.34
232.29
Passing Yds
146.43
370.29
Total Yds
224.71
1.14
Turnovers
1.86
NE
Stat Type ARI
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
0-2-1
O/U
0-2-1
20.33
Score
19.33
102.00
Rush Yds
110.67
32.33
Pass Attempts
32.67
62.89
Completion %
63.27
207.67
Passing Yds
184.00
309.67
Total Yds
294.67
1.67
Turnovers
1.00
Nov 29/20 (1 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Home
Away
20
Score
17
+1
ATS
-1
50.5 o
O/U
50.5 u
110
Rush Yds
138
18
Pass Attempts
34
50.00
Completion %
67.65
69
Passing Yds
160
179
Total Yds
298
2
Turnovers
1
Sep 11/16 (2 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Away
Home
23
Score
21
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
106
Rush Yds
92
33
Pass Attempts
37
72.73
Completion %
64.86
257
Passing Yds
252
363
Total Yds
344
2
Turnovers
0
Sep 16/12 (3 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Home
Away
18
Score
20
-13
ATS
+13
47 o
O/U
47 u
90
Rush Yds
102
46
Pass Attempts
27
60.87
Completion %
55.56
297
Passing Yds
140
387
Total Yds
242
1
Turnovers
2
Dec 21/08 (4 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Home
Away
47
Score
7
-8
ATS
+8
41 o
O/U
41 u
183
Rush Yds
44
38
Pass Attempts
32
55.26
Completion %
37.50
331
Passing Yds
142
514
Total Yds
186
0
Turnovers
2
Sep 19/04 (5 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Away
Home
23
Score
12
-8
ATS
+8
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
172
Rush Yds
50
26
Pass Attempts
29
57.69
Completion %
44.83
207
Passing Yds
117
379
Total Yds
167
3
Turnovers
2
Oct 31/99 (6 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Away
Home
27
Score
3
-3
ATS
+3
40 o
O/U
40 u
142
Rush Yds
76
22
Pass Attempts
39
63.64
Completion %
33.33
244
Passing Yds
90
386
Total Yds
166
0
Turnovers
2
Sep 15/96 (7 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Home
Away
31
Score
0
-10
ATS
+10
39 o
O/U
39 u
163
Rush Yds
46
37
Pass Attempts
31
59.46
Completion %
41.94
221
Passing Yds
124
384
Total Yds
170
0
Turnovers
4
Oct 10/93 (8 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Away
Home
23
Score
21
+11
ATS
-11
35 o
O/U
35 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
41.94
Completion %
41.94
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Sep 29/91 (9 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Away
Home
10
Score
24
+6.5
ATS
-6.5
35 o
O/U
35 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
41.94
Completion %
41.94
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Nov 25/90 (10 of 10)
NE
Stat Type ARI
Away
Home
14
Score
34
+5
ATS
-5
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
41.94
Completion %
41.94
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0

Team Records

NE
Record ARI
6-6
All
4-8
3-3
Home
1-6
3-3
Away
3-2
6-5-1
ATS
6-6
3-3
ATS Home
3-4
3-2-1
ATS Away
3-2
5-7
O/U
6-4-2
2-4
O/U Home
4-2-1
3-3
O/U Away
2-2-1
NE
Record ARI
5-3
All
3-6
2-2
Home
1-4
3-1
Away
2-2
4-3-1
ATS
4-5
2-2
ATS Home
2-3
2-1-1
ATS Away
2-2
2-6
O/U
5-4
1-3
O/U Home
3-2
1-3
O/U Away
2-2
NE
Record ARI
2-2
All
1-4
1-1
Home
0-3
1-1
Away
1-1
2-2
ATS
1-4
1-1
ATS Home
0-3
1-1
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
NE
Record ARI
5-5
All
3-7
3-3
Home
1-5
2-2
Away
2-2
6-4
ATS
5-5
3-3
ATS Home
3-3
3-1
ATS Away
2-2
5-5
O/U
5-4-1
2-4
O/U Home
3-2-1
3-1
O/U Away
2-2

Gametime Weather

7:15pm Cloudy
12ºC / 53ºF
50% Humidity
5% Precipitation
100% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Retractable
Field Image
Arrow Image 5
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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