Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 1/9/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 18
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-5)
The Seattle Seahawks (6-10) are en route to State Farm Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Arizona Cardinals (11-5). Seattle opens this contest as 5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 46.5.
The Seattle Seahawks head into this game 6-10 for this season. In their last contest, the Seahawks faced the Lions and walked away with a win by a score of 51-29. Russell Wilson connected on 20/29 with 236 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 133 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Rashaad Penny led the offense in rushing for the Seahawks with 25 totes for 170 yds (6.8 yds per carry). Will Dissly left with an average of 8.0 yds per catch by earning 8 yards on 1 catch. The Seattle Seahawks ran the football 41 different times and amassed 265 yards, which earned them an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 71 plays for 497 yards. Seattle conceded 22 pass completions on 37 attempts for 262 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. When it came to stopping the run, the Seahawks conceded 95 yds on 22 tries, which is 4.3 yds per run surrendered.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Seattle Seahawks are averaging 22.3 points per game. Offensively they're holding an average of 117.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 12th in the league. The Seahawks have earned 5,075 total yards for the year. Seattle has accounted for 156 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 93 infractions for 773 yards. They have turned the ball over 11 times (6 picks and 5 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Seattle has totaled 27 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns via the ground.
The Seahawks rank 11th in the National Football League regarding team defense, allowing 21.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 113.4 yards on the ground per game over the course of this year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,814 yards via the ground game in 16 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Seahawks have conceded 4,326 yards which puts them in 31st in football. They are conceding 270.4 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 67.0%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 383.8 yards per contest which puts them 30th in the league. They have yielded 23 touchdowns by air and 15 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cardinals head into this matchup 11-5 this season. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals walked away with a victory by a final of 25-22 against the Cowboys. Kyler Murray (2 TDs) finished the contest with 263 yards on 26/38 through the air while his quarterback rating was 105.5. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.92 yards. Greg Dortch was a featured target for the Cardinals, catching 1 throws for 10 yards (10.0 yards per reception). Chase Edmonds carried the football 18 times for 53 yards, walking away from the game with 2.9 yards per carry for Arizona. The Cardinals finished the game with 399 yds on 72 plays (5.5 yds per play). Arizona rushed for 4.0 yards per attempt, finishing with 127 yds on 32 attempts. Arizona gave up 17 attempts on the ground for 45 yards (2.6 yards per rush). The Cardinals pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 64.1%, relinquishing 256 yds on 25 out of 39 through the air.
Regarding how much they score, the Cardinals are sitting 11th out of all teams in the league averaging 26.2 PPG. During the season to this point, the Cardinals have compiled 4,089 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 255.6 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 8th in the league. They average 122.4 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,958 yards in total. The Arizona Cardinals average 377.9 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the league. The Arizona offense has compiled 944 penalty yds on 108 infractions, which is 5th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 11 picks while allowing opponents to recover 3 fumbles and they have recorded 204 first downs.
The Cardinals are relinquishing 20.5 PPG, which has them ranked 5th of all teams in the league. Arizona has given up a total of 1,750 yards via the ground game (109.4 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have yielded 27 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 213.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 7th in the league. The Cardinals defense taken the field for 971 plays, which is 8th in the league. This year, they have allowed 328 points in total. Their defense has earned 25 turnovers (13 fumbles and 12 interceptions) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks +5
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