Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 11/21/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 11
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (+2.5)
Lumen Field is the location where the Seattle Seahawks (3-6) will compete against the Arizona Cardinals (8-2) on Sunday. Arizona opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 49.5.
The Arizona Cardinals head into this game 8-2 for this year. In their last contest, the Cardinals played the Panthers and took a loss by a score of 34-10. Colt McCoy went 11/20 with 107 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 49.4 and finished the game with 1 interception. Christian Kirk averaged 8.3 yds per reception by accumulating 58 yards on 7 catches. James Conner was the best rusher for the Cardinals with 10 carries for 39 yards (3.9 yds per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 53 plays which gave them 169 yards. The Arizona Cardinals ended up running the ball 20 times and compiled 65 yards, which earned them an average of 3.3 yds per attempt. In the running game, the Cardinals conceded 166 yds on 37 attempts, which is 4.5 yds per rush allowed. Arizona gave up 25 pass completions on 33 tries for 175 yds, and a completion rate of 75.8%.
The Cardinals currently have 3,755 total yards over the course of this season. Arizona has earned 120 first downs, and they have been flagged for 65 infractions for 582 yds. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Arizona has amassed 18 touchdowns through the air and 16 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 11 times (8 picks and 3 fumbles lost). As a team they average 125.8 yards on the ground ranking them 8th in the National Football League. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Arizona Cardinals have an average of 28.7 points per game.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Cardinals have allowed 2,064 yards which puts them in 8th in football. They have relinquished 206.4 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.2%. During this campaign, they are allowing 323.0 yards per outing which ranks them 4th in the National Football League. They have conceded 14 touchdowns through the air as well as 6 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per rush on the ground and 116.6 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have given up 1,166 rushing yards through 10 contests. The Cardinals are ranked 5th in the NFL regarding team defense, conceding 18.9 points per game.
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The Seahawks come into this matchup with a record of 3-6 for this season. In their last game, the Seahawks took a loss by a score of 17-0 against the Packers. Alex Collins ran the ball 10 times for 41 yards, ending the contest with 4.1 yds per carry for Seattle. Gerald Everett was the top contributor in the passing game for the Seahawks, grabbing 8 footballs for 63 yds (7.9 yds per catch). Russell Wilson walked away from the contest with 161 yds on 20/40 through the air while his quarterback rate was 39.7. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 4.03 yards. Seattle conceded 32 rushing attempts for 106 yards (3.3 yards per rush). The Seahawks secondary allowed a completion rate of 62.2%, surrendering 287 yards on 23 for 37 passing. The Seahawks finished with 208 yds and they ran 59 plays (3.5 yards per play). Seattle ran for 4.7 yards per carry, totaling 75 yards on 16 attempts.
In terms of their ability to score points, the Seahawks are sitting 22nd in the league holding an average of 20.1 points per game. During the season thus far, the Seahawks have thrown for a total of 1,822 passing yards as well as an average of 202.4 passing yards per contest, ranking them 30th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 99.8 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 898 yards for the season. The Seattle Seahawks hold an average of 302.2 yards per contest which has them sitting 30th out of all teams in the league. The Seattle offense has racked up 412 yds of penalties on 51 infractions, which has them ranked 26th in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 4 interceptions while losing 2 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 87 first downs.
The Seahawks are giving up 20.7 points per game, which puts them in 9th in the NFL. Seattle has allowed the opposition a total of 1,127 yards on the ground (125.2 yards per outing) as well as 8 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have allowed 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 275.3 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the NFL. The Seahawks defense has been on the field for 649 plays, which ranks 28th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 186 points in total. Their defense has tallied 9 takeaways (5 fumbles and 4 interceptions) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -2.5
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