National Football League: Week 10 NFC West SEA vs. ARI
Seattle Seahawks (5-3, 2-2 away) at Arizona Cardinals (4-4, 2-1 home)
November 9, 2017- 8:25 PM ET (TV NBC) U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Two teams fighting for a playoff spot will look to strengthen their stance when they take to the field at the U of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday night as the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals will lock horns in an NFC West clash that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Seahawks Lines: SportsBetting Spread (-5.5) ML -252
Best Cardinals Lines: MyBookie Spread (+6.5) ML +225
Over/Under: 5Dimes 41.0
Chasing the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West Division who hold a 6-2 record, both the Seahawks (5-3) and Cardinals (4-4) will need to keep winning in order to stay within striking distance of the top spot in the West.
But, as the Seahawks hold a one-game lead over the Cardinals, they will have their hands full heading into Glendale where they dealing with a handful of key injuries on both sides of the ball; S Earl Thomas (hamstring), C Richard Sherman (Achilles), TE Jimmy Graham and RB Eddie Lacy (groin) just to name a few.
Behind QB Russell Wilson, who has thrown for 2,305 yards with 17 touchdowns and 6 picks, the Seahawks are scoring 23.6 points on 392.0 yards of offense.
Arizona for their part will look for a continued steady diet of feeding veteran RB Adrian Peterson the ball. In three games with his new team, Peterson has rushed for 134 and 159 yards in two of those.
Carrying a franchise-high 37 times in last week’s 20-10 road win at San Francisco, let’s see how effective Peterson is against the Seattle defense on just three days rest?
As a team, Arizona is scoring 17.4 points on 357.0 yards per game as they will go up against a Seattle defense that is allowing 18.6 points per game.
Since 2013 under head coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals are 0-3-1 under their own roof and will be in for another tough one with backup quarterback Drew Stanton filling in for an injured Carson Palmer.
The sense of urgency will be high on the Arizona sidelines, but will it translate to a victory on the national stage? For sports betting purposes for our US players, SportsBetting is favoring SEA (-5.5) points over ARI while MyBookie is giving the underdog home Birds (+6.5) points. 5Dimes delivers the over/under of 41.0 total game points scored.
Feeling the Seahawks with a straight-up win, I will take the Cardinals PLUS the points (+6.5) to cover the spread as my best betting pick in what will be an important Thursday night showdown.