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Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick & Prediction JAN 9TH 2022

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: FOX
Logo Seattle Seahawks
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Logo Arizona Cardinals
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OPENNER
46

5.5 -115
CURRENT
46o -110

+190
MONEYLINE
-230

38
SCORE
30

The Seattle Seahawks have had quite an unfortunate year and missed the playoffs. More than likely, we’ll see a lot of changes coming to Seattle over the offseason. Before that can happen though, they’ll first finish their season against the Arizona Cardinals. The first time they played, the Seahawks lost 23-13, Seattle will try to rewrite the script this time.

The Arizona Cardinals secured a spot in the playoffs but might want to increase their division record. A win here would bring the Cardinals to a 12-5 record and perhaps take the division. Don’t expect the Cardinals to go easy on the Seahawks on Sunday. They might’ve already landed a playoff spot, but they’re ready to steal some morale as well.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals Odds for Week 18

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Seahawks (+250) vs. Cardinals (-300)

SPREAD: Seahawks +6.5 (-104) vs. Cardinals -6.5 (-116)

GAME TOTAL: Over 48 (-110) vs. Under 48 (-110)

Seahawks at Cardinals Betting Trends and Preview

It might not have playoff implications, but this is one of the most important games for Seattle. Ending the season with a win would be huge with a team that was plagued by injuries the entire year. They were without Russell Wilson for a while and even when he came back, he didn’t play the same. Capturing a win here would be a huge boost to morale as they head to the offseason.

Unfortunately, the Seahawks are playing the fifth-best defense in the NFL. On average, the Cardinals only allow 20.5 points per game. This is all while averaging over twenty-six points themselves. If the Seahawks want to take them down, They’ll need some help from their 17th-ranked offense and their lackluster defense.

This is an interesting question because they already have a spot in the playoffs. The No.5 spot is theirs, so why would they risk the injuries? Well, the truth is, they might be able to steal a better spot from the Rams. Neither team has clinched the division and it’ll come down to tiebreakers if the Cardinals win. Of course, the Rams would need to lose for that to happen.

This is why we expect the Cardinals to have their full lineup out on the field. They want the division and to have a more favorable matchup in the playoffs. Remember, the highest-seeded team gets to have home-field advantage. Although, the Cardinals are 3-4 at home so maybe it’s better for them to play on the road. If you were wondering, the Cardinals are 8-1 on the road.

Seahawks at Cardinals Picks

Seahawks 17 - Cardinals 30

The Seahawks are only getting +6.5-points in this game, essentially a touchdown difference. Considering the last time they played Arizona they lost by ten, 6.5 just isn’t enough. The Cardinals will be playing all of their starters and could get a few players back. Between these two, the better bet is the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals have gone 10-6 against the spread this season, rather remarkable. With the NFC West title in the balance, expect an all-out onslaught from the Cardinals. They have the defense to stop the Seahawks in their tracks and the offense to run up the score. Keep in mind, the Rams swept the Seahawks, so the Cardinals need to as well.

EXTRA POINTS

1. In their last ten meetings, the Cardinals are 7-2-1 ATS versus Seattle.

2. Seattle is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Arizona.

3. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games.

Best Bet: Arizona Cardinals -6.5

PREDICTION
Seattle Seahawks
22
27
Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

Zane Gonzalez kicked a 48-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining in overtime as the Arizona Cardinals handed the Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the season, 37-34, Sunday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Gonzalez made three field goals, including a 44-yarder on the final play of regulation to force overtime.

Kyler Murray completed 34 of 48 passes for 360 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals (5-2) and also rushed for a team-high 67 yards and a score.

His counterpart, Russell Wilson, was 33 of 50 for 388 yards and three TDs, all to Tyler Lockett, but also threw three interceptions, the last one setting up Gonzalez's winning kick. Lockett had 15 receptions for 200 yards for the Seahawks (5-1).

Both teams appeared to have won the game earlier in overtime.

Gonzalez missed a 41-yard field goal attempt with 2:42 left after being iced by his own team. Gonzalez initially made the kick, but the Cardinals had called time out just before snap because the play clock was about to expire. Gonzalez's second attempt sailed wide left.

The Seahawks appeared to win it on a 48-yard pass from Wilson to DK Metcalf with 1:04 left in OT, but that play was nullified because of holding.

After Arizona pulled within 27-24 late in the third quarter, Wilson hit Lockett on a 3-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-two with 6:44 remaining.

Murray threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Christian Kirk with 2:28 left to pull the Cardinals within 34-31.

Wilson threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as the Seahawks took a 27-17 lead.

He threw a 3-yard TD pass to Lockett on the opening drive of the game and a 47-yarder to the diminutive receiver with 43 seconds left in the half.

The Seahawks also got a 24-yard touchdown run from Carlos Hyde and a pair of field goals by Jason Myers, from 41 and 44 yards.

Murray threw a 35-yard scoring strike to DeAndre Hopkins and a 7-yarder to Kirk before the intermission. Gonzalez added a 49-yard field goal with four seconds left in the second quarter.

Hopkins had a team-high 10 receptions for 103 yards.

--Field Level Media

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