Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks: 11/19/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks (6-3) vs Arizona Cardinals (6-3)
Game Info: Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8:20 pm (CenturyLink Field)
Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks -3 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Cardinals will travel to CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks this Thursday night in NFL action.
The Arizona Cardinals improved to 6-3 on the season after an incredible, 32-30, victory against the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday. Arizona looked like they had no chance after a 21-yard TD reception by Stefon Diggs gave the Bills a 30-26 lead with just :34 seconds left in regulation, however, the Cardinals were able to pull up the improbable win after DeAndre Hopkins caught a hail-mary 43-yard TD pass over three Buffalo defenders with just :02 seconds left in the game. Arizona outgained Buffalo by a 453-369 margin and forced two Bills turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Cardinals was DeAndre Hopkins who has 7 receptions for 127 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Arizona is averaging 29.6 ppg on 432.8 total yards per game (263.9 passing yds/g; 168.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Arizona has been led by QB Kyler Murray who has completed 68.2% of his passes for 2,375 yards (331.0 yds/g), 17 TD, & 8 INT. Murray is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Cardinals as he has 604 rushing yards & 10 TD’s on 87 carries. The top receiving threats for the Cardinals have been DeAndre Hopkins (67 rec, 861 yards, 4 TD), Christian Kirk (27 rec, 427 yards, 6 TD), and Larry Fitzgerald (35 rec, 274 yards). Leading the way for the Arizona backfield has been the duo of Kenyan Drake (135 att, 612 yards, 4 TD) and Chase Edmonds (62 att, 302 yards, TD; 32 rec, 261 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Arizona is allowing their opponents to average 23.3 ppg on 389.2 total yards per game (269.0 passing yds/g; 120.2 rushing yds/g).
The Seattle Seahawks lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 6-3 on the season after being defeated by the Los Angeles Rams, 23-16, this past Saturday. Seattle’s high-powered offense has trouble getting things rolling against the Rams and could not fight back after a 1-yard TD by Malcolm Brown gave Los Angeles a 23-13 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. Seattle was outgained by Los Angeles by a 389-333 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Seahawks was WR Tyler Lockett who had 5 receptions for 66 yards.
On the season, Seattle is averaging 32.2 ppg on 426.3 total yards per game (309.9 passing yds/g; 116.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Seattle has been led by QB Russell Wilson who has completed 69.8% of his passes for 2,789 yards (346.0 yds/g), 28 TD, & 10 INT. Wilson is also the leading rusher for the Seahawks with 325 yards & 1 TD on 45 carries. The top receiving threats for the Seahawks have been DK Metcalf (45 rec, 816 yards, 8 TD), Tyler Lockett (58 rec, 681 yards, 7 TD), and David Moore (22 rec, 332 yards, 4 TD). Leading the way for the Seattle backfield has been the duo of Chris Carson (66 att, 323 yards, 3 TD) and Carlos Hyde (31 att, 125 yards, 2 TD). Carson and Hyde have missed the last three games due to injuries. If Carson and Hyde are unavailable for this matchup, Seattle will go with the trio of DeeJay Dallas (29 att, 88 yards, 2 TD), Travis Homer (25 att, 88 yards), and Alex Collins (13 att, 48 yards, TD).
Defensively, Seattle is allowing their opponents to average 459.7 total yards per game (364.7 passing yds/g; 95.0 rushing yds/g).
The Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. Seattle and 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 games on the road. The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home vs. Arizona.
Seattle had a great start to their season however, it’s was predictable that they were going to take a step back due to the fact that their defense ranks 28th in scoring defense and 32nd in total yards allowed. Arizona has played very well against Seattle over the past few years, including a great OT win earlier this season, and as I expect the Cardinals and Kyler Murray to have no trouble putting up points on the board against the Seahawks, I think the play here is to take Arizona on the money line. Good Luck!