SNF Betting Preview and Prediction: Seattle at Arizona

The Seahawks are 2-0 both straight up and against the spread in a pair of road assignments this year.

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Line: Seattle -3.5
Total: 54.5
Where: State Farm Stadium
When: Sunday, 10/25, at 8:20 p.m. ET
TV: NBC

Seattle will be hoping to remain one of the NFL’s lone undefeated teams after this week’s action.
The Seahawks are coming off a bye and are traveling to Arizona as 3.5-point road favorites in
Sunday night’s contest at State Farm Stadium. Arizona picked up an impressive 38-10 blowout
win against Dallas on Monday night, but the public betting action has been on Seattle.

Quarterback Russell Wilson is currently a -110 ‘chalk’ to win the MVP this season. He has been
nothing short of spectacular, completing 72.8 percent of his passes for more than 1,500 yards in
five games. His 19 touchdown passes leads the NFL.

Young wide receiver DK Metcalf has become Wilson’s favorite target, catching 22 passes for
496 yards and five touchdowns. Tyler Lockett is a consistent threat as usual, adding 30
receptions for 342 yards and four scores.

Running back Chris Carson is averaging 4.7 yards per carry and has scored three touchdowns.
Wilson has used his mobility to scramble for 153 yards on 23 carries.

Seattle has been forced to rely on its explosive offense, because its defense is dead last in the
league in yards allowed (471.2 per game). The Seahawks’ pass defense, which gives up an NFL-
worst 370.4 YPG, will be tested by Kyler Murray and the Arizona offense.

Murray has completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,487 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has had
issues with turnovers and consistency at times, throwing six interceptions. Murray runs more
than any quarterback in the NFL, compiling 370 yards in six games.

Running back Kenyan Drake is fourth in rushing yards with 478 on 105 attempts. DeAndre
Hopkins has done just what the team wanted him to do, leading the NFL in receptions (47) and
receiving yards (601). He has become a serious weapon for Murray right off the bat.

Arizona’s defense has been much better than Seattle’s, allowing 346.2 yards per game. The No.
12 overall defense will need its best performance of the season against Wilson and company on
Sunday night, though.

Both of these teams have been money-makers for bettors recently. Seattle has covered in four of
its five games this season, while Arizona is now on a 6-2-1 ATS run over its last nine games.

The ‘under’ has hit in five of the Cardinals’ last six games, while the Seahawks have gone ‘over’
in four of their last six contests. These teams have played to the ‘under’ in six of their last nine
head-to-head meetings.

The Pick: Arizona +3.5

I think Seattle is a little overrated right now. The Seahawks have had multiple close wins, which
can make a team look better than it actually is. Their defense is a major concern and now they
have to face one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL. Murray’s legs are going to give
Seattle trouble and Hopkins is possibly the best wide receiver in the league. Arizona has some
value as a home underdog, where an outright win is a real possibility. The Cardinals have a much
more balanced attack and will be the toughest test of the season for Wilson.

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