New Orleans Saints vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 10/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 7
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
TV: Prime Video
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-2)
The New Orleans Saints (2-4) are en route to State Farm Stadium on Thursday where they will play the Arizona Cardinals (2-4). Arizona is 2-point favorites. The over/under is 46.
The New Orleans Saints come into this game with a record of 2-4 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Saints played against the Bengals and went home with a loss by a final score of 30-26. Alvin Kamara was the rushing leader for the Saints with 19 carries for 99 yards (5.2 yards per carry). Tre'Quan Smith averaged 14.3 yards per catch by earning 43 yards on 3 catches. Andy Dalton finished 17/32 with 162 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 77.9 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. In the running game, the Saints conceded 75 yards on 14 tries, which calculates to 5.4 yards per rush surrendered. New Orleans gave up 28 pass completions on 37 tries for a total of 273 yds, and a completion rate of 75.7%. At the end of the game, they ran 71 plays which converted into 399 yds. The New Orleans Saints rushed the ball a total of 34 different times and totaled 228 yards, which earned them an average of 6.7 yards per carry.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the New Orleans Saints are sitting at 23.5 points per contest. Offensively they maintain an average of 151.5 yards in the run game ranking them 7th in the league. The Saints have earned 2,294 total yards for the season. New Orleans has compiled 67 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 44 penalties for 410 yards. They have surrendered the football 13 different times (6 interceptions and 7 fumbles). When it comes to getting in the endzone, New Orleans has earned 8 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground.
The Saints rank 29th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 26.3 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 120.8 yards on the ground per game over the course of this year. During the season, they have given up 725 rushing yards through 6 outings. When talking about passing yardage, the Saints have surrendered 1,332 yards which ranks them 19th in the league. They are conceding 222.0 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.2%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 342.8 yards per contest putting them 17th in the National Football League. They have yielded 9 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cardinals head into this matchup 2-4 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Cardinals took a defeat with a final score of 19-9 when they played the Seahawks. Kyler Murray finished the game with 222 yards on 23/37 through the air while his QB rate was 67.6. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.0 yards. Zach Ertz was one of the featured targets for the Cardinals, bringing in 7 passes for 70 yards (10.0 yds per catch). Kyler Murray carried the rock 10 times for 100 yards, walking away from the game with 10.0 yards per attempt for Arizona. The Cardinals finished the game with 315 yards and they ran 71 plays (4.4 yds per play). Arizona ran the ball for 5.1 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 144 yds on 28 attempts. Arizona allowed 30 run attempts for 136 yards (4.5 yards per carry). The Cardinals pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.5%, surrendering 160 yds on 20 for 31 passing.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Cardinals are ranking 22nd out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 19.0 points per game. For the year to this point, the Cardinals currently sit at 1,360 yards via the pass as well as an average of 226.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 16th in football. They average 119.3 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 716 yards in total. The Arizona Cardinals maintain an average of 346.0 yards/contest which has them sitting 16th out of all teams in the league. The Arizona offense has compiled 348 yds of penalties on 38 violations, which is good for 11th in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 4 interceptions while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to tally 76 first downs.
They have allowed the opposition 8 touchdowns via the pass and 233.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 20th out of all teams. Arizona has yielded a total of 623 yards rushing (103.8 yards per contest) and 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. Their defense has 7 takeaways (5 fumbles and 2 interceptions) so far this season. The Cardinals defense has taken part in 361 plays, which has them ranked 10th in the NFL. This year, they have allowed 142 points in total. The Cardinals are relinquishing 23.7 PPG, which has them sitting 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Saints +2
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