Cardinals vs Saints Picks, Predictions, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints host the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, October 27, 2019. New Orleans opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5. The Cardinals are 3-3-1 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Saints are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-1-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Arizona Cardinals took on the New York Giants and won 27-21. Chase Edmonds led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 22 yards and he added 3 TD's for the contest. He ran for a total of 126 yards by way of 27 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Pharoh Cooper was the receiving yardage leader by earning 29 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 7.3 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 14/21 with 104 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. The Arizona Cardinals ended up running the ball 38 times and earned a total of 156 yards which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 61 plays which added up to 245 yards. For the contest, the Cardinals earned 18 first downs and they had 10 penalties for 85 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arizona allowed 22 catches on 35 throws totaling 156 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. For this contest, they conceded 263 yards and earned 3 turnovers. Against the run, the Cardinals allowed 107 yards on 22 carries which means they had an average of 4.9 yards per carry allowed. Guy Bruhn has a NFL prediction for the game between the Giants and Lions.
Cardinals Better their record to 3-3-1 After Win
The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 3-3-1 for this year. They are a team that has the capability to score points among NFC West teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they currently sit at 7th among NFC teams and 13th in the league with 2,506 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Cardinals currently have a total of 7 passing TDs and 8 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 23 points per contest, ranking them 17th in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 127 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the NFC.
The Cardinals have one of the average defenses in the league, allowing 27.4 points per contest which has them at 14th in the conference. In terms of yards on the ground, Arizona is allowing 129.1 yards per game ranking them 4th in the division and 25th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush which has them at 13th in the NFC and 24th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 892 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Cardinals have conceded 1,843 yards. Opponents are completing 69.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try. They have conceded 17 passing TDs and 3 rushing TDs. Tony Sink has a NFL prediction for the game between the Jets and Jaguars.
In their last contest, the New Orleans Saints went up against the Chicago Bears and ended up getting the win by a score of 36-25. Latavius Murray led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 119 yards via 27 carries which had him averaging 4.4 yards per run. Michael Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 131 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 14.6 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Saints was Teddy Bridgewater who went 23/38 with 281 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The New Orleans Saints ran the football 35 times and earned 151 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. Overall, the Saints totaled 24 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 35 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 74 plays for a total of 424 yards. In terms of defense, New Orleans gave up 34 completions on 54 tries for a total of 235 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. In the running game, the Saints gave up 17 yards on 7 attempts which means they had an average of 2.4 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they gave up 252 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
Saints Improve Their Mark to 6-1 After Win
The Saints come into this matchup with a record of 6-1. New Orleans needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 111 yards on the ground per game, putting them 15th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 777 rushing yards through 7 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 Saints average 356 yards per contest overall ranking them 19th in the NFL and 11th in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Saints are ranked 3rd in the division and 16th out of all the teams in the league averaging 23.4 points per contest.
The Saints are conceding 21.0 points per game which puts them at 1st in the division and 11th among NFL teams. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 147 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 91 yards per game ranking them 9th in the NFL and 2nd in the division. For this season, they have given up a total of 634 yards on the ground and 7 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling units among NFL teams. They are giving up 237 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Saints are ranked 7th in the conference. They have allowed 10 passing touchdowns this year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -7.5
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