New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals - 10/27/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals (3-3-1) at New Orleans Saints (6-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints -9.5 -- Over/Under: 48
The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday in NFL action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Arizona Cardinals look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Arizona Cardinals have won two of their last three road games. Kyler Murray is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 1,768 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Murray enters this game with 259 career pass attempts. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson have combined for 754 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Christian Kirk has 24 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 127.4 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 300 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 27.4 points and 392.4 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Arizona Cardinals with 69 tackles, Chandler Jones has 8.5 sacks and Byron Murphy has five pass deflections.
The New Orleans Saints look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The New Orleans Saints have won nine of their last 10 home games. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 1,370 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Bridgewater has nine touchdown passes in his last five games. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara have combined for 1,039 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ted Ginn Jr. has 18 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 111 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 373 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 21 points and 327.9 yards per game. Vonn Bell leads the New Orleans Saints with 46 tackles, Cameron Jordan has seven sacks and Marcus Williams has two interceptions.
The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The under is 9-4 in Saints last 13 vs. NFC. The over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 games in October.
The Arizona Cardinals are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games when an underdog of at least seven points. The New Orleans Saints have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games when a favorite of at least seven points. While the Arizona Cardinals are finding ways to win games and are surprising some folks in the process, it's important to note that their three straight wins came against teams with a 3-18 SU record. Let's pump the breaks a little bit. The New Orleans Saints are grinding out victories, but only one of their six wins have been decided by double digits. However, there's a chance the Saints get Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara back, as they've both been upgraded to questionable for this contest. There's better options on Sunday's card, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the Arizona Cardinals and the points, as the Saints aren't blowing the doors off opponents and the Cards have the offense to hang around.