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Redskins vs Cardinals Preview

A week after getting no oddsmaker respect (and being home underdogs to the Giants), the Redskins are favored at home to visiting Arizona.

The Cardinals were lucky in Week 1, getting shredded by Cam Newton for 422 passing yards but still emerging victorious and covering the point spread.

And Redskins bettors know Washington is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their past 10 games vs Arizona. [ FREE NFL BANKROLL CONTEST - PICK WINNERS, WIN THOUSANDS IN CASH - SIGN UP NOW AND MAKE PICKS WITHIN SECONDS ]

View Arizona vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals opened as 4-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 42.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Redskins rated this week at No. 9 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 17. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 37-30 result in favor of the Redskins this week based on early stats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 28 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 21 PPG. The Redskins aerial game is averaging 258 yards per game, less than the Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 403 YPG per game.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 28-21 winner as they battled the Panthers at home. The Cardinals covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 49 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kevin Kolb's 309-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Arizona earned a 28-21 win over Carolina on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

In their last action, Washington was a 28-14 winner at home against the Giants. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In Washington's last outing, Rex Grossman threw for 305 yards to lead the Redskins over New York 28-14 at FedExField.

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

Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Redskins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games when playing Washington
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Arizona is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Seattle, Sunday, September 25
Washington at Dallas, Monday, September 26