Arizona Cardinals vs New England Patriots Prediction, 11/29/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 12
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England +2.5
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals (6-4) go to Gillette Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the New England Patriots (4-6). Arizona opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.5.
The Arizona Cardinals come into this game with a record of 6-4 for this year. In their last game they went up against the Seattle Seahawks and lost 28-21. Kyler Murray went 29/42 with 269 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Kenyan Drake paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards and he notched 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for a total of 29 yards via 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.6 yards per run. Larry Fitzgerald was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 62 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 7.8 yards per catch for the game. The Arizona Cardinals ended up rushing 18 times and totaled 57 yards which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 63 plays which gave them a total of 314 yards. Overall, the Cardinals had a total of 24 1st downs and they had a total of 10 infractions for 115 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona allowed 23 completions on 28 tries totaling 182 yards, and a completion percentage of 82.0%. Against the run, the Cardinals allowed 165 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 347 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Cardinals have tallied 4,143 total yards for the season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 157.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 2nd in the NFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Arizona has compiled 19 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting points on the board, the Arizona Cardinals are averaging 28.7 PPG. In terms of passing yards, the Cardinals have given up 2,430 yards which has them ranked 17th in the NFL. During the season, they have relinquished 367.7 yards per outing which has them ranked 19th in the NFL. The Cardinals are sitting in 13th in the league regarding team defense, giving up 23.8 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 124.7 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of their 10 games played this year, they have conceded 243.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 65.5%. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,247 yards via the running game in 10 games.
The Patriots come into this matchup with a record of 4-6 for this year. The last time they took the field they played the Houston Texans and took the loss by a score of 27-20. Damien Harris led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 9 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 43 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per tote. Damiere Byrd was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 132 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 22.0 yards per reception for the game. Cam Newton went 26/40 with 365 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away with no picks. The New England Patriots ran the football 24 times and generated 86 yards which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per run. For the contest, the Patriots racked up a total of 22 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 55 yards. On the day, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 435 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New England gave up 28 completions on 37 attempts totaling 344 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. For this contest, they conceded 399 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. Against the run, the Patriots gave up 55 yards on 19 tries which is an average of 2.9 yards per run allowed.
For the season to this point, the Patriots have earned 2,102 passing yards along with an average of 210.2 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 27th out of all NFL teams. The New England Patriots average 363.8 yards per outing which has them sitting 16th out of all teams in the league. They have an average of 153.6 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,536 yards overall. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Patriots are 26th out of all teams in the NFL maintaining an average of 20.9 points per contest. When talking about yards via the pass, the Patriots have surrendered 2,361 yards which ranks them 15th in the National Football League. For the year, they are giving up 357.9 yards per outing ranking them 16th in the NFL. The Patriots sit in 14th in the NFL regarding team defense, giving up 23.8 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 121.8 yards on the ground per game this year. In their 10 games, they have allowed 236.1 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 69.1%. During the season, they have given up 1,218 rushing yards through 10 outings.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -2.5
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