2015 Season NFL Football Past Picks

December 20, 2015

This pick was released to clients on December 17, 2021 at 1:31PM ET.

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Arizona at Philadelphia

Sunday 12/20 08:30 PM Eastern

1 unit on Arizona -3 (-125) (risk 1 to return 1.8)  RESULT: win

1.5 units on Game Total OVER 51 -105 (risk 1.5 to return 2.93)  RESULT: win

Sure, this is a night game in Philadelphia, but the weather for Sunday should be great with no wind and relatively warm for this time of the year. That will help the talented Arizona offense behind QB Carson Palmer (31 TDs, nine INTs), and WRs Larry Fitzgerald (1,088 yards), Michael Floyd (652 yards) and John Brown (895 yards). Arizona leads the NFL with 59 passes of 20 yards or more, including 10 for touchdowns, and averages a league-best 417.5 yards per game. Arizona is also #4 in the NFL defensively in yards allowed and #7 in points. The Cardinals have only one road loss all season (six wins) and are 19-8 ATS against the NFC, including 14-4 ATS after a spread loss. The motivation is high as Arizona will claim its first NFC West crown since 2009 with a win or if second-place Seattle loses. A victory would also give the Cardinals a bye to begin the playoffs if Green Bay loses at Oakland. Arizona is 7-3 OVER the total against the NFC, plus a sizzling 74-36-1 OVER after getting more than 350 total yards in their previous game. They face a weak Philadelphia defense, #27 in yards allowed, #24 against the pass. The Eagles are 8-17-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. Philadelphia will be able to score some points in this one, too. They are looking much better on offense with QB Sam Bradford back at the controls the last two games, but they simply don't have the defense to stop the Cardinals. Philly lost to Arizona last season as WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Brown combined for 279 yards receiving. Take Arizona (buy the half point to -3) and the OVER.



FINAL SCORE
TEAM 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FINAL
Cardinals 7 10 13 10 40
Eagles 3 7 0 7 17

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