Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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CenturyLink Field is the venue for the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 41. The Seahawks are 6-8-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-9-0. The Cardinals are 5-9-1 ATS and their over/under record is 5-10-0.
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Valuable Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 5-10-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 5-9-1 against the spread
Important Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 6-8-1 against the spread
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
12/24/17 LB Gabe Martin Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/24/17 WR Chad Williams Illness is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/24/17 TE Troy Niklas Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/24/17 OL Earl Watford Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/24/17 LB Haason Reddick Foot left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/24/17 LB Josh Bynes Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Seattle
12/18/17 WR Brittan Golden Arm IR
12/14/17 RB Adrian Peterson Neck IR
12/08/17 CB Rudy Ford Knee IR
11/11/17 T D.J. Humphries Knee IR
11/11/17 S Tyvon Branch Knee IR
11/11/17 TE Ifeanyi Momah Leg IR
10/26/17 QB Carson Palmer Arm IR
10/12/17 LS Aaron Brewer Arm IR
10/02/17 LB Markus Golden ACL IR
09/29/17 G Mike Iupati Elbow IR
09/17/17 RB David Johnson Wrist IR
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
12/24/17 DT Nazair Jones Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Arizona
12/24/17 LB D.J. Alexander Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Arizona
12/07/17 LB Josh Forrest Foot IR
11/28/17 DT Malik McDowell Concussion is out for season
11/18/17 S Kam Chancellor Neck IR
11/14/17 RB C.J. Prosise Ankle IR
11/12/17 CB Richard Sherman Achilles IR
11/08/17 RB Tre Madden Ankle IR
10/19/17 DE Cliff Avril Neck IR
10/02/17 RB Chris Carson Ankle IR
09/25/17 LB Dewey McDonald ACL IR
08/19/17 T George Fant ACL IR
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals have run for 1,270 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in the league. They've run 376 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 106 times for 855 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the NFL in penalties. They are 25th in the National Football League in points scored with 269. They have run 991 plays this year for 4,767 yards, which ranks them 20th in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals average 4.8 yards per play, which is 30th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 291 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Stanton has completed 64 throws while attempting 125 passes for a completion percentage of 51.2%. He has passed for 749 yards this year. He averages 11.7 yards per completion and 6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 69.7.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 384 attempts for 1,333 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 121 penalties for 1028 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.7% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the NFL. Arizona is 18th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 337. They have given up a total of 4,679 yards on D, which is 6th in the league. The Cardinals are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 325 throws on 535 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 21st and 27th in the league. The Arizona pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,346 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Cardinals have tried 36 field goals this season and made 28, which is 14th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 77.8%. Arizona Cardinals kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 21 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,840 yards on 82 punts, averaging 46.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 8th in the NFL in punting average. Arizona is 4th in the NFL in punt returns with 39. They've totaled 272 punt return yards and are averaging 7 yards per return, which is 22nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 20 yards. They have returned 26 kicks for 491 yards on special teams, placing them 27th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 18.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this season. They are 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,867.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 342. They have run 953 plays this season for 4,990 yards, which ranks them 16th in the league in total offense. The Seahawks average 5.2 yards per play, which is 17th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 286 1st downs this year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle has run for 1,528 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the NFL. They've run 387 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 140 times for 1,242 yards so far this season, which has them 1st in the league in penalties. Russell Wilson has thrown for 3,762 yards this season. He has completed 321 passes on 524 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 94.7. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion.
Seattle is 13th in the league in points allowed on defense with 306. They have surrendered a total of 4,913 yards on D, which is 14th in the NFL. The Seahawks are ranked 7th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 310 passes on 520 attempts against the Seattle defense this season, placing them 14th and 21st in the National Football League. The Seahawks pass defense has also given up a total of 3,205 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 419 attempts for 1,708 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The Seattle Seahawks have committed 98 penalties for 853 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32.4% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle is ranked 15th in the league in punt returns with 32. They've accumulated 198 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 21 yards. They have returned 37 kicks for 822 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 22.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 57 yards this year. They are 10th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,306. The Seattle Seahawks have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 20, which is 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74.1%. Seattle kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,792 yards on 84 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That places them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks -7
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