New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 12/12/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (+1.5)
The Arizona Cardinals (4-8) will try to defeat the New England Patriots (6-6) at State Farm Stadium on Monday. Arizona opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 45.
The New England Patriots head into this matchup 6-6 for this season. When they last took the field, the Patriots played against the Bills and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 24-10. Mac Jones finished 22/36 with 195 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 84.8 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Marcus Jones held an average of 25.5 yards per catch by accounting for 51 yards on 2 catches. Rhamondre Stevenson was the leader on the ground for the Patriots with 10 carries for 54 yds (5.4 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they had 51 plays for 242 yards. The New England Patriots ran the football 14 times and totaled 60 yards, which came out to an average of 4.3 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Patriots gave up 132 yards on 37 attempts, which averages out to 3.6 yds per run allowed. New England allowed 22 pass completions on 33 attempts for 223 yards, and a completion rate of 66.7%.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the New England Patriots are sitting at 20.8 PPG. As a unit they're holding an average of 104.9 yards via the ground game which is 23rd in the NFL. The Patriots have earned 3,827 yards in total over the course of this season. New England has tallied 116 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 72 infractions for 590 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 times (10 interceptions and 7 fumbles). When it comes to scoring, New England has compiled 12 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning passing yardage, the Patriots have surrendered 2,407 yards which has them ranked 7th in the NFL. They are giving up 200.6 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.1%. During this campaign, they are allowing 311.8 yards per contest putting them at 7th in the National Football League. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per run and 111.2 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,334 rushing yards through 12 games. The Patriots are ranked 8th in the NFL regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 18.8 PPG.
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The Cardinals head into this matchup 4-8 for this season. When they last took the field, the Cardinals took a loss by a final score of 25-24 when they played the Chargers. James Conner ran the ball 25 times for 120 yards, finishing the contest with 4.8 yards per attempt for Arizona. DeAndre Hopkins was featured in the passing game for the Cardinals, grabbing 4 throws for 87 yds (21.8 yds per catch). Kyler Murray (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 191 yds on 18/29 through the air while his quarterback rating was 89.9. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.6 yards. Arizona relinquished 13 rush attempts for 65 yds (5.0 yards per rush). The Cardinals passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 74.5%, surrendering 246 yards on 35 out of 47 through the air. The Cardinals finished the game with 366 yds on 64 plays (5.7 yards per play). Arizona ran the football for 5.3 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 181 yards on 34 carries.
The Arizona Cardinals maintain an average of 334.8 yards per outing which has them sitting 20th in the NFL. They average 114.9 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,379 yards for this year. The Arizona offense has racked up 648 yards of penalties on 82 infractions, which ranks 3rd in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 9 picks while conceding 4 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 143 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Cardinals have compiled 2,638 passing yards as well as an average of 219.8 passing yards per contest, ranking them 17th in the league. In relation to how much they score, the Cardinals currently sit 16th in the NFL maintaining an average of 22.0 PPG.
The Cardinals are surrendering 26.8 PPG, ranking them 31st in the NFL. They have given up 24 touchdowns through the air as well as 245.4 yards per contest, which has them sitting 24th in the NFL. This year, they have conceded 321 total points. Arizona has allowed the opposition a total of 1,329 rushing yards (110.8 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Cardinals defense has been on the field for 751 plays, which ranks 10th in the league. They have compiled 14 turnovers (7 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions) over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Patriots -1.5
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