Saturday, December 24, 2016
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The Arizona Cardinals take on the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at CenturyLink Field. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Cardinals are 4-10-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-6-0. The Seahawks have an over/under record of 7-7-0 and they are 8-6-0 against the spread.
Carson Palmer finished with 318 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 28 passes out of 40 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Kerwynn Williams, who finished with 63 yards on 3 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 21 yards per carry. John Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 81 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 56 total plays for 425 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 116 yards on 15 attempts.
Russell Wilson finished with 229 yards passing for Seattle last week. He went 19 for 26, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Seahawks were led on the ground by Thomas Rawls, who finished with 34 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Tyler Lockett led the team in receiving with 130 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Seattle had 19 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 299 yards for the contest. The Seahawks ran for 72 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Arizona scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 13th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 41 attempts for a 61% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 257 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in the league. The Cardinals run for an average of 111 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 11th in the league. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 368 yards per game, ranking their offense 9th overall this season. The Cardinals average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 53.8 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 20th in the league.
Arizona allows 213 passing yards per game, ranking 5th, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 21 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Cardinals allow 99 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the NFL. Arizona allows 312 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 4th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.8 penalties for 64.9 yards per game, ranking them 28th among NFL teams.
Seattle averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. They throw for 252 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th. The Seahawks run for an average of 102 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 353 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the league on offense. The Seahawks get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 64 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 11th in the NFL.
Seattle allows an average of 225 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in the league. Their defense overall allows 17 points per contest, which has them ranked 2nd. They give up 21 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 60% per game. The Seahawks allow 95 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the NFL. Seattle allows 320 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 6th in the league. They force 6.6 penalties for 58.2 yards in each contest, ranking 12th.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 8-6-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 4-10-0 this season
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 7-7-0 against the over/under this season
Seattle has an ATS record of 8-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/18/16 T D.J. Humphries Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Seattle
12/16/16 LB Deone Bucannon Ankle IR
12/16/16 S Tyvon Branch Groin IR
11/02/16 T Jared Veldheer Tricep IR
10/24/16 WR Jaron Brown Knee IR
10/09/16 G Evan Mathis Ankle IR
10/05/16 RB Chris Johnson Groin IR
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
12/18/16 DE Damontre Moore Foot "?" Saturday vs. Arizona
12/18/16 DE Michael Bennett Neck injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Arizona
12/08/16 S Earl Thomas Tibia IR
11/21/16 RB C.J. Prosise Shoulder expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/18/16 DT Garrison Smith Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 G Germain Ifedi Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle -6.5
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