2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 23, 2012
Chicago at Arizona
Sunday 12/23 04:25 PM Eastern
2 units on Arizona PICK () (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Chicago Bears opened the season at 7-1. The offense was rather ordinary, but the defense was feeding off of turnovers at a very high rate. The wins were coming easy, but the turnovers hid a lot of warts. Those warts have now been exposed, one of which is an offense that has scored 17 or fewer points in five of their last six games - all losses. The five losses saw the Bears turn their opponent over just six times. Arizona has to be feeling good as they broke a nine-game losing streak last week with emphatic precision win over the Lions 38-10. Arizona has a winning record at home of 4-3 and are now 5-1 ATS in their last six as a home dog. If you expand things out and go back to last year, the Cardinals are 9-3 straight-up in their last 12 home games. Chicago is certainly not playing like a team that should be a mid-sized favorite here, and they haven't exactly acquitted themselves very well vs. Arizona at 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings. Take the home dog here and play on Arizona.