Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks: NFL Week 16 Betting Odds and Picks

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, 12/22/13, 4:05 PM EST
Opening Point Spread:  Seattle -9.5
Current Betting Line:  Seattle -8
Opening Total:  45
Current Total:  43
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has struggled to get going over the last four weeks

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has struggled to get going over the last four weeks

Arizona is 6-1 SUATS over its last seven games, including a 37-34 overtime victory over the Tennessee Titans as 2.5-point road favorites in Week 15, while going OVER the betting total of 43.  The Cardinals have been averaging just about 30 points a game over their last seven contests, which is important to consider when looking over the NFL betting lines, considering the Seahawks have given up more than 17 points just twice at CenturyLink Field during the 2013 campaign.  Arizona is 2-15 SU and 7-10 ATS as a underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points the last two-plus seasons.

The Cardinals will be out to avenge last year’s 58-0 road defeat to the Seahawks last season, as the locker room has mentioned that was a completely different team back then.  “That wasn’t we,” commented Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.  Arizona may have to play this game without the services of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who suffered a concussion last Sunday.  He has been limited to 82 yards on seven catches in his last three games against the Seahawks.

Seattle has the opportunity of playing at home through the Super Bowl by picking up a win in this spot, which can’t be ignored when making your NFL betting picks, considering the franchise has won its last 13 regular-season games at this venue.  The Seahawks sacked Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer seven times and intercepted him twice in a 34-22 Week 7 win in Arizona.  Seattle is 9-0 SUATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points the last two-plus seasons.

The Seahawks will likely clinch the NFC West title if they can get the ground game going with running back Marshawn Lynch, who ran for 91 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting.  In his last four games, Lynch has averaged 54.5 rushing yards, which could prove troublesome against a defense that leads the NFL in allowing just 83.2 yards per game on the ground.  None of this may matter with quarterback Russell Wilson on the field, who has never lost in 14 games at this facility.

Sports bettors will likely back the Seahawks due to their 36-16-1 ATS mark in their last 53 home games.

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