Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals: 10/25/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals (4-2) vs Seattle Seahawks (5-0)
Game Info: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 4:05 pm (State Farm Stadium)
Betting Odds: Arizona Cardinals +3.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Seattle Seahawks will travel to State Farm Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Seattle Seahawks improved to 5-0 on the season after defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 27-26, on October 11th. Seattle had their hands full with the Vikings as they went into halftime trailing by a 13-0 margin, however, Seattle was able to quicky fight back into the game with three TD’s over a span of 1:53 early in the 3rd quarter and was able to stay perfect on the season with a game-winning 6-yard TD reception by DK Metcalf with just :15 seconds left in regulation. Seattle was outgained by a Minnesota by a 449-314 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Seahawks was QB Russell Wilson who completed 20 of 32 passes for 217 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT while also leading the team in rushing with 58 yards.
On the season, Seattle is averaging 33.8 ppg on 415.8 total yards per game (300.4 passing yds/g; 115.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Seattle has been led by QB Russell Wilson who has completed 72.8% of his passes for 1,502 yards (331.0 yds/g), 19 TD, & 3 INT. Wilson is also a threat with his legs as he is 2nd in rushing for the Seahawks with 153 yards on 23 carries. The top receiving targets for Wilson and Seattle have been DK Metcalf (22 rec, 496 yards, 5 TD), Tyler Lockett (30 rec, 342 yards, 4 TD), David Moore (10 rec, 173 yards, 2 TD), and Greg Olsen (15 rec, 140 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Seahawks backfield has been Chris Carson who has 289 yards & 3 TD’s on 61 carries while also adding 21 receptions for 140 yards & 3 TD’s.
Defensively, Seattle is allowing their opponents to average 27.0 ppg on 477.4 total yards per game (376.6 passing yds/g; 100.8 rushing yds/g).
The Arizona Cardinals won their 2nd straight game and improved to 4-2 on the season after defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 38-10, this past Monday night. Arizona dominated Dallas on both sides of the ball throughout the game and had no trouble cruising after taking a 28-3 lead on a 1-yard Kyler Murray TD run with 7:53 left in the 3rd quarter. Arizona outgained Dallas by a 438-344 margin and won the turnover battle by a 4-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cardinals was RB Kenyan Drake who had 164 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 20 carries.
On the season, Arizona is averaging 27.7 ppg on 408.8 total yards per game (247.8 passing yds/g; 161.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Arizona has been led by QB Kyler Murray who has completed 65.9% of his passes for 1,487 yards (309.5 passing yds/g), 10 TD, & 6 INT while also adding 370 rushing yards & 6 TD on 51 carries. The top receiving threats for Murray and the Cardinals have been DeAndre Hopkins (47 rec, 601 yards, 2 TD), Christian Kirk (13 rec, 240 yards, 3 TD), Andy Isabella (10 rec, 147 yards, 2 TD), and Larry Fitzgerald (21 rec, 145 yards). Leading the way for the Arizona backfield have been Kenyan Drake (105 att, 478 yards, 4 TD) & Chase Edmonds (24 att, 118 yards, TD).
Defensively, Arizona is holding their opponents to an average of 18.7 ppg on 367.8 total yards per game (248.2 passing yds/g; 119.7 rushing yds/g).
The Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite. The Cardinals are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Seattle is coming off their bye week with a perfect 5-0 record, however, despite getting MVP play for their QB, Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have to be concerned about their defense that ranks dead last in total yards/game. Arizona is a very talented offensive team that I think should have no problem putting on the board in this one and although it’s a bit concerning that Arizona has had trouble putting pressure on opposing QB’s, I think Kyler Murray does enough to give the Seattle their first lost of the season. Take Arizona on the money line. Good luck!