Green Bay Packers vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 10/28/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Green Bay Packers vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-6)
State Farm Stadium is the site where the Arizona Cardinals (7-0) will go up against the Green Bay Packers (6-1) on Thursday. Green Bay opens as 6-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 51.
The Green Bay Packers come into this game with a record of 6-1 for this season. In their last game, the Packers stepped onto the field against the Football Team and earned the victory with a final of 24-10. Aaron Rodgers went 27/35 with 274 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 127.6 and ended the game with no interceptions. Davante Adams had an average of 12.7 yds per catch by earning 76 yards on 6 catches. Aaron Jones led the offense in rushing for the Packers with 6 attempts for 19 yds (3.2 yards per carry). In all, they ran 53 plays which gave them a total of 304 yds. The Green Bay Packers ended up running the ball 15 different times and accounted for 57 yards, earning them an average of 3.8 yards per tote. On the ground, the Packers gave up 195 yards on 29 attempts, which is an average of 6.7 yds per rush allowed. Green Bay surrendered 25 pass completions on 37 attempts for 235 yds, and a completion percentage of 67.6%.
The Packers have tallied 2,365 total yards for the season. Green Bay has earned 93 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 29 penalties for 292 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Green Bay has totaled 15 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 6 times (3 interceptions and 3 fumbles). Offensively they're averaging 102.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 19th in the NFL. When talking about scoring, the Green Bay Packers are averaging 24.0 PPG.
When talking about passing yards, the Packers have surrendered 1,474 yards which puts them in 9th in the NFL. They are allowing 210.6 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 66.5%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 331.4 yards/game which puts them 8th in the NFL. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rush and 120.9 yards on the ground per game this year. In total, they have allowed 846 rushing yards through 7 games. The Packers are sitting in 9th in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 20.9 PPG.
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The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 7-0 this year. For their last game, the Cardinals walked away with a victory by a final of 31-5 when they played the Texans. Kyler Murray (3 TDs) finished the game with 261 yds on 20/28 passing while his QB rating was 121.3. He threw 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 9.32 yds. Chase Edmonds carried the ball 15 times for 81 yds, ending the game with 5.4 yards per attempt for Arizona. DeAndre Hopkins was the best receiver for the Cardinals, bringing in 7 passes for 53 yds (7.6 yards per catch). Arizona ran the football for 4.6 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 172 yards on 37 attempts. The Cardinals finished the game with a total of 397 yds while running 69 plays (5.8 yds per play). The Cardinals secondary allowed a completion percentage of 71.9%, surrendering 118 yds on 23 out of 32 through the air. Arizona allowed 15 run attempts for 42 yds (2.8 yds per rush).
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Cardinals rank 4th in the league holding an average of 32.1 points per game. For the season thus far, the Cardinals have a total of 1,859 passing yards as well as an average of 265.6 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 11th in football. They have an average of 136.6 yards per game on the ground and have run for 956 yards overall. The Arizona Cardinals are averaging 402.1 yards per contest which has them ranked 7th out of all teams in the NFL. The Arizona offense has accrued 381 yards of penalties on 45 violations, which is 7th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 5 picks while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 91 first downs.
The Cardinals are conceding 16.3 points per game, which has them in 1st in the NFL. Arizona has given up a total of 810 yards rushing (115.7 yards/game) in addition to 3 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 201.0 yards/contest, ranking them 3rd in the league. The Cardinals defense has taken part in 417 plays, which is good for 13th in football. This year, they have surrendered 114 points in total. Their defense has 14 takeaways (8 fumbles and 6 interceptions) over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Packers +6
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