2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 09, 2012
Arizona at Seattle
Sunday 12/09 04:25 PM Eastern
3 units on Arizona PICK () (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
The Cardinals looked like a team turning the corner when they finished last season at 7-2 in their last nine games. They opened this season 4-0 this year, making them 11-2 over a 13 game stretch. The problem was that even at 4-0, they were getting outgained. The wheels have since fallen off, and the Cards have now dropped eight games in a row. The issues have been at QB where injuries and poor play have held this team back. They scored 20 or points more in all of their first four game, but have not hit the 20-point mark since. Over the last 10 weeks the Seahawks have played well and Russell Wilson is showing signs of greatness. There is no doubt which is the better team here. The issue in backing Seattle is laying double digits. This is a team that isn't exactly the kind that is involved with too many blowouts. Their six wins in this time period show that they recorded one in overtime, and three others by 4 points or less. It has a lot to do with their own offense which produces just 20.2 points per game. That is dangerous territory for a double-digit favorite, especially in a division game vs. a team desperate for a win. This line is inflated because of the Cardinals’ losing streak. The fact is that teams on eight-game losing streaks in the NFL are 25-13 ATS. Hold your nose, cover your eyes, and take Arizona plus the points in this one.