New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals - 12/12/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Arizona Cardinals (4-8) vs New England Patriots (6-6)

Game Info: Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:15 pm (State Farm Stadium)

Betting Odds: Arizona Cardinals +1.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New England Patriots will play the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football NFL action at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

The New England Patriots are 6-6 this season after they lost to the Buffalo Bills by a score of 24-10 in their last game. New England was out gained by a total of 355-242 and went 3-12 on third down attempts in the loss. The New England offense is averaging 20.8 points per game with 214 passing yards per game and 104.9 rushing yards per game. Mac Jones has thrown for 1,963 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Patriots this season. Rhamondre Stevenson has rushed for 734 yards and four scores, while DeVante Parker has caught 23 passes for 436 yards and one touchdown for New England. The New England defense is giving up 18.8 points per game and 311.8 yards per game.

The Arizona Cardinals are 4-8 this season after they lost to the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 25-24 in their last game. Arizona out gained Los Angeles by a total of 366-311, but turned the ball over two times in the loss. The Arizona offense is averaging 22 points per game with 219.8 passing yards per game and 114.9 rushing yards per game. Kyler Murray has thrown for 2,359 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, while also rushing for 415 yards and three touchdowns for the Cardinals this season. James Conner has rushed for 476 yards and four scores, while DeAndre Hopkins has caught 49 passes for 574 yards and three touchdowns for Arizona. The Arizona defense is allowing 26.8 points per game and 356.2 yards per game.

New England is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a bye week, and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 4-1 in New England’s last 5 games. Arizona is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Monday games. The over is 6-0 in Arizona’s last 6 games. The under is 4-1 in these two team's last 5 head-to-head meetings.

Both of these teams come into this game on two game losing streaks, but New England has had the better season so far. Arizona has struggled defensively and is allowing 26.8 points per game. Arizona has allowed at least 25 points in four of their last five games. New England is only allowing 18.8 points per game on defense, but they have allowed 57 points in their last two games. I like the over in this game.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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