Cardinals at Seahawks: Best Bets for this NFC West Showdown

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Nov 18, 2021, 7:23 PM

In Week 11, the Arizona Cardinals (8-2) will take on their NFC West rival, the Seattle Seahawks (3-6), on Sunday. The Cardinals are a slight favorite to win on the road this week.

Current NFL odds also suggest the Cardinals at Seahawks might be a high-scoring game. So let’s take a closer look at the best bets for this matchup.

Arizona Cardinals: NFL Week 11

In Week 11, the Cardinals remain at the top of their division. However, they fell one spot in the NFC playoff picture after their brutal loss to the Carolina Panthers last week, 31-10.

In another stunning loss, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football, 31-10 as well. The Rams are now one game behind Arizona in the NFC West.

In the past two weeks, the Cardinals have been dealing with injuries at their top offensive positions. Quarterback Kyler Murray is questionable for Sunday’s game in Seattle.

Still, Arizona is 5-0 ATS as the away team this season. They are also 3-0 ATS in division games.

The line of -2.5 is favored at -115.

Cardinals at Seahawks

Against the spread at home, the Seahawks are 2-2. But, typically, they manage to keep games competitive, except for last week when they were shut out by the Green Bay Packers, 17-0.

Quarterback Russell Wilson’s missed the three matchups before Green Bay with an injured finger on his throwing hand.

If Murray gets the start, I think the Cardinals have a great chance to cover the spread.

The Seahawks at +120 might be a good bet if you’re looking for value. The Seahawks are a better team than their overall record suggests, and with Russell Wilson, Seattle always has a puncher’s chance.

I’m sticking with the Cardinals on the road at -135 because I believe that Murray will be cleared to play, and I don’t know if Seattle can limit Arizona’s offense for four quarters. Arizona averages 6.1 plays per drive and only turns the ball over on 9.3% of them, which is the 8th lowest turnover percentage in the league. This will limit Seattle’s offensive opportunities and tire out the Seahawks’ defense in the 4th quarter.

Is the Over-Under a Good Bet?

The over-under for the game in Seattle this Sunday is 49.5. Most of that number comes from the high-powered offensive potential of the Cardinals.

Again, if Murray starts and DeAndre Hopkins is back in the lineup, I don’t see the Seahawks containing that duo.

Seattle averages about 20 points per game this season, while Arizona averages almost 29 points per contest. Can they score more than 29 points on Sunday?

In Week 9, they put up 31 points on the road (without their top starters) against the 49ers, another divisional rival. If they can catch an early offensive groove, it could get ugly for the Seahawks. Seattle only has 14 sacks on the year, which is the fourth-lowest in the NFL. They also rank in the bottom half of the league in quarterback pressures. If Murray is healthy and has time to throw the ball, I expect Arizona to score 30 or more.

For over-unders, Arizona is 5-5 this season. On the road, the under is 3-2. The under is 1-3 for Seattle at home.

Additionally, the Seahawks have yet to hit an over at home versus an NFC West opponent. Unfortunately for Seattle fans, I think this is the week the over hits at Lumen Field.

Will Arizona Have the Seahawks Sleepless in Seattle?

I’m taking Arizona to cover the spread and believe their offense will score just enough to hit the over this week.

While it’s tempting to take a risk and bet on Seattle, I’m not willing to put that much faith in the Seahawks’ pass rush.

What do you think? Which team do you like for the Cardinals at Seahawks? Check out BetMGM for your Arizona sports betting. Make your picks today and place your bets on this season’s NFL action.

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