Cardinals vs Buccaneers Picks, Predictions, Week 10 Odds 11/10/2019
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals are headed to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The spread on this matchup has Tampa Bay as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 53.5. The Cardinals are 3-5-1 ATS and 5-4-0 when betting on the total. The Buccaneers are 6-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-6-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Arizona Cardinals played the San Francisco 49ers and lost 28-25. Kenyan Drake led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 36 yards and he added 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 110 yards on 15 carries which meant he was running for 7.3 yards per tote. Andy Isabella was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 88 yards on 1 reception. He notched an average of 88.0 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 17/24 with 241 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Arizona Cardinals ended up running the ball 23 times and totaled 153 yards which earned them an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. For the contest, the Cardinals earned a total of 19 first downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 65 yards. For the game, they ran 50 plays for a total of 357 yards. When discussing the defense, Arizona gave up 28 catches on 37 tries for a total of 310 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. On the ground, the Cardinals gave up 101 yards on 31 runs which is an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 411 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. Another matchup you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Ravens vs Bengals contest.
Cardinals Sit at 3-5-1 After Loss
The Cardinals head into this game 3-5-1 this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 22 points per contest, putting them 19th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 121 yards on the ground per contest which is 7th in the conference. For total yards, they rank 8th in the conference and 14th among all NFL teams with 3,100 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Cardinals have compiled a total of 9 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing TDs. They are a low scoring offensive team in the NFC West and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Cardinals have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 27.9 points per game ranking them 13th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinals have conceded 2,526 yards. Opponents are completing 71.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try. They have allowed 24 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing TDs. When it comes to yards on the ground, Arizona is giving up 126.9 yards per game putting them 4th in the division and 23rd in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per carry which has them at 11th in the NFC and 20th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,085 rushing yards through 9 contests. Tony Sink has a free pick against the spread for the game between the Chargers and Raiders.
In their last game, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Seattle Seahawks and were defeated 40-34. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Buccaneers was Jameis Winston who went 29/44 with 335 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Ronald Jones II led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He racked up a total of 67 yards by way of 18 carries which gave him an average of 3.7 yards per tote. Mike Evans led the team in receiving yardage by earning 180 yards on 12 receptions. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per catch for the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball 26 times and earned a total of 99 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per run. For the contest, the Buccaneers racked up a total of 29 1st downs and they totaled 11 penalties for 82 yards. In the game, they ran 72 plays for a total of 418 yards. In terms of defense, Tampa Bay gave up 29 completions on 43 tries for a total of 347 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. On the ground, the Buccaneers gave up 145 yards on 22 tries which is an average of 6.6 yards per run allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 492 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
Buccaneers are Now 2-6 After Loss
The Buccaneers come into this game with a record of 2-6. Tampa Bay is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 99 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 19th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 794 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Buccaneers average 377 yards per contest overall ranking them 13th among NFL teams and 8th in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Buccaneers sit in 1st in the NFC South and 4th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 28.8 points per contest.
The Buccaneers are giving up 31.5 points per contest ranking them 4th in the NFC South and 31st in the NFL. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 252 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 78 yards per contest which puts them at 1st in the NFL and 1st in the NFC South. This season, they have conceded a total of 625 yards on the ground and 6 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the NFL. They are conceding 294 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Buccaneers are currently ranked 16th in the NFC. They have allowed 19 passing TDs for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +5.5
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