Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/18/2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Denver Broncos travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40.5.
The Broncos have an ATS record of 1-4-1 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 3-2-1 against the spread.
Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 1-4-1 against the spread
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 3-2-1 against the spread
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
10/15/18 G Ron Leary Achilles is out for season
10/14/18 CB Adam Jones Leg is questionable Thursday vs Arizona
10/14/18 DE Derek Wolfe Hamstring injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Arizona
10/14/18 S Dymonte Thomas Chest left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Arizona
10/14/18 T Jared Veldheer Knee is questionable Thursday vs Arizona
10/14/18 LB Shane Ray Knee injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Arizona
10/06/18 P Marquette King Thigh IR
09/27/18 TE Jake Butt Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Deiontrez Mount Achilles IR
09/04/18 S Jamal Carter Hamstring IR
09/04/18 S Su'a Cravens Knee IR
09/04/18 TE Troy Fumagalli Hernia IR
09/04/18 LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams Knee IR
08/03/18 WR Jordan Taylor Hip IR
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
10/14/18 OL Justin Pugh Hand injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Denver
10/14/18 OL Mike Iupati Head left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Denver
09/03/18 DE Arthur Moats Knee IR
09/03/18 RB D.J. Foster Knee IR
09/03/18 LB Jeremy Cash Knee IR
08/07/18 C A.Q. Shipley ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos are 27th in the NFL in points scored with 120. They have run 388 plays this season for 2,326 yards, which ranks them 18th in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 6 yards per play, which is 29th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 133 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Denver has run for 745 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the NFL. They've run 140 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 41 times for 346 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. Case Keenum has thrown for 1,687 yards this season. He has completed 147 passes on 233 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating is 80.5. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.5 yards per completion.
Denver is 23rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 154. They have surrendered a total of 2,423 yards on D, which is 3rd in the NFL. The Broncos are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 18th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 125 passes on 200 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense this season, placing them 2nd and 1st in the National Football League. The Denver pass defense has also given up a total of 1,455 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 174 attempts for 968 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in the league against the run. The Broncos have committed 42 penalties for 334 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 4th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.8% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Denver is ranked 3rd in the league in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 44 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 15th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 156 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 22.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this year. They are 15th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,632. The Denver Broncos have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 10, which is 20th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Denver Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,379 yards on 32 punts, averaging 43.1 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals have run for 384 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in the league. They've run 119 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 39 times for 271 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the NFL in penalties. They are 25th in the National Football League in points scored with 82. They have run 302 plays this year for 1,323 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals average 4.4 yards per play, which is 30th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 76 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Rosen has completed 50 throws while attempting 90 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. He has passed for 626 yards this year. He averages 12.5 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 75.5.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 206 attempts for 907 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 331 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 36.2% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the NFL. Arizona is 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 139. They have given up a total of 2,366 yards on D, which is 6th in the league. The Cardinals are 5th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 14th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 146 throws on 211 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 18th and 25th in the league. The Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,459 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Cardinals have tried 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 10th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 50.0%. Arizona kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,727 yards on 36 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NFL in punting average. Arizona is 4th in the NFL in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 68 punt return yards and are averaging 7.6 yards per return, which is 22nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 44 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 164 yards on special teams, placing them 24th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this season. They are 24th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,642.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -2
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