We have now reached the stage of the NFL season where the teams currently living life below the playoff line have zero margin for error. As we have seen in the past, teams that start to make a run now often do well in the postseason because the last few weeks of the regular season begins to feel as pressure-packed and important as a playoff game. One team that is almost certainly in that position right now are the Green Bay Packers.
They just dropped another game and are now in a position where they need to win out, especially since it now looks as though the NFC North is heading in the direction of the Chicago Bears. The hot seat is getting warmer with each passing week for coach McCarthy and he needs to have his team ready to play this Sunday against a Cardinals teams that are in the hunt for the worst record in the league. The Packers are coming into this one as a 14-point favorite, with the point total set at 44 ½.
Cardinals vs Packers NFL Week 13 Odds & Analysis
- When: Sunday, December 2 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
- TV: FOX
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 13 Odds: Green Bay Packers -14 (Total 44.5)
- Snow Showers: 2°C/35°F
- Humidity: 92%
- Precipitation: 35%
- Cloud Cover: 61%
- Wind: 11 mph NNE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Arizona Cardinals?The Arizona Cardinals are now at the point where tanking the rest of the season seems to be a better option than picking up meaningless wins. They are in with a definite shot at landing the #1 pick in the draft this coming offseason, a prize that must seem very appealing to a team in definite need of a total overhaul. At 2-9, it’s obvious just how bad this team is, yet they have proven to be a rather decent bet for those of you who play regularly play the point spread.
The Cardinals have now covered the spread in 6 of their last 8 games, including the two occasions where they started as a double-digit underdog. They are winless in their last 5 visits to Lambeau Field and are 4-8-1 ATS in their last 13 road games overall.
- Average Score For: 14.09
- Total Yards: 232.54
- Rush Yards: 77.36
- Passing Yards: 155.18
- Average Score Against: 26.64
- Total Yards: 364.64
- Rush Yards: 144.82
- Passing Yards: 219.82
Why bet on the Green Bay Packers?Let’s not beat around the bush here; the Green Bay Packers are in real danger of missing the playoffs again. Last season’s failure could be attributed to injuries, but there is no such excuse this season, with many fingers now pointing in the direction of the head coach. If the Packers do miss out again this year, we can probably expect to see an offseason shake-up in cheesehead country.
The Packers come into this one having lost 2 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games, the most harmful of which may have been their most recent loss, which came at the hands of a division rival. Despite their poor play, the Packers are still an unbeaten 4-0-1 at home this season, so look for them to try and stay alive by using home field to their advantage.
- Average Score For: 24.00
- Total Yards: 385.72
- Rush Yards: 106.45
- Passing Yards: 279.27
- Average Score Against: 24.27
- Total Yards: 355.18
- Rush Yards: 122.91
- Passing Yards: 232.27
Cardinals vs Packers NFL Week 13 Betting Trends
- Arizona is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games
- Green Bay is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Green Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Cardinals vs PackersWhile I certainly expect the Packers to win here, I am not totally comfortable with the 14-point spread. Historically, though, the Packers have been money at home in December, so let’s take a chance and take them to win and cover.
Score: Arizona Cardinals 13 – Green Bay Packers 30