Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Picks, Odds, Week 16 Predictions 12/22/2019
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle -9.5
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals travel to CenturyLink Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The total is set at 48.5. The Cardinals are 4-9-1 ATS and 8-6-0 when betting on the total. The Seahawks are 8-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 11-3-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Arizona Cardinals went up against the Cleveland Browns and earned the victory by a score of 38-24. Kenyan Drake paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 21 yards and he tallied 4 touchdowns for the game. He racked up a total of 137 yards by way of 22 carries which had him averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Damiere Byrd led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 86 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 14.3 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 19/25 with 219 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Arizona Cardinals rushed the ball a total of 35 times and earned 226 yards which had them averaging 6.5 yards per run. For the game, the Cardinals earned a total of 26 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 34 yards. Overall, they totaled 60 plays for a total of 445 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona gave up 30 catches on 43 tries for a total of 241 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. Overall, they gave up 393 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Cardinals gave up 152 yards on 23 tries which is an average of 6.6 yards per carry allowed. Josh Schonwald has a pick for the game between the Chiefs and Bears.
Cardinals Improve Their Mark to 4-9-1 After Win
The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 4-9-1 for the 2019 season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 22 points per game, putting them 17th in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 119 rushing yards per contest which is 7th in the NFC. For total yards, they currently sit at 13th among NFC teams and 23rd in the league with 4,662 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Cardinals have compiled a total of 17 passing TDs and 15 rushing touchdowns. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring among NFC West teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Cardinals have one of the average defenses in the NFL, allowing 28.4 points per contest ranking them 16th in the NFC. When talking about yards on the ground, Arizona is allowing 122.7 yards per game putting them 4th among NFC West teams and 25th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush ranking them 12th in the NFC and 22nd in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,666 yards rushing through 14 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinals have allowed 4,066 yards. Opponents are completing 71.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.3 yards per attempt. They have conceded 34 passing TDs and 8 rushing touchdowns.
In their last contest, the Seattle Seahawks played the Carolina Panthers and notched a win by a score of 30-24. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 20/26 with 286 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Chris Carson led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 23 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for a total of 133 yards via 24 carries which meant he was running for 5.5 yards per run. Tyler Lockett was the receiving yardage leader by earning 120 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per reception for that game. The Seattle Seahawks ran the football 34 times and racked up 154 yards which had them averaging 4.5 yards per rush. In all, they finished with a total of 63 plays for 428 yards. Overall, the Seahawks earned 21 first downs and they had 5 infractions for 40 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Seattle gave up 25 catches on 42 tries totaling 269 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 414 yards and earned 3 turnovers. In the running game, the Seahawks gave up 145 yards on 29 tries which is an average of 5.0 yards per attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Tony Sink on the Packers vs Vikings game.
Seahawks Better their mark to 11-3 After Win
The Seahawks come into this matchup with a record of 11-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Seahawks have one of the average offenses in the NFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Seahawks are ranked 2nd in the NFC West and 9th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 26.5 points per contest. Seattle has made teams respect their running game by averaging 142 rushing yards per game, putting them 3rd in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,984 rushing yards through 14 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Seahawks average 387 yards per game overall which has them at 4th in the NFL and 3rd among NFC teams.
The Seahawks are giving up 24.6 points per contest ranking them 3rd among NFC West teams and 21st among NFL teams. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are allowing 271 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Seahawks sit in 13th in the conference. They have conceded 18 passing TDs for 2019. In terms of points given up, they have given up 345 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 107 yards per contest ranking them 15th in the NFL and 1st in the NFC West. For this year, they have allowed 1,502 yards on the ground and 17 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks -9.5
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