Cardinals vs Chargers NFL Week 12 Odds & Pick

Cardinals vs Chargers NFL Week 12 Odds & Pick

Written by on November 22, 2018

It’s usually about this stage of the NFL season when the real Super Bowl contenders begin to separate from the rest of the pack. Generally speaking, you have 3 or 4 teams that start to seriously compete for the top 2 spots in each conference. That battle is raging particularly hard in the AFC, where the Chiefs and Steelers are currently leading the way, with a couple of teams hot on their heels. One of the teams that are right in the thick of the action is the LA Chargers, although they are not getting many of the headlines in the AFC.

The reason why they have been going under the radar may well be because of their performance in recent years. The Chargers have been consistently good, but they have made a habit of coming up just short in big games and playoff pushes. They can potentially creep into the top two in the conference with a win over the Arizona Cardinals this weekend, a game that they will start as a 13-point favorite, with the point total set at 44 ½.

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud Cover: 43%
  • Wind: 9 mph WNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the Arizona Cardinals?

It’s tough to quantify just how bad the Cardinals have been this season, simply because they have had a couple of games where they have been unexpectedly decent. Yes, they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs a couple of weeks ago, but they were able to hold one of the best offenses in the league to just 26 points.

There were definitely some positives to be taken from that loss, bit all of that went out the window last week when they lost to the Oakland Raiders, arguably the worst team in the NFL. There are a lot of things wrong with this Cardinals teams, but it’s fair to suggest that the real issues start with an offense managing just 14 PPG. Despite that, they have still managed to go 5-4-1 ATS this season and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games versus the Chargers.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 14.50
  • Total Yards: 240.90
  • Rush Yards: 78.90
  • Passing Yards: 162.00
  • Average Score Against: 24.80
  • Total Yards: 359.70
  • Rush Yards: 141.50
  • Passing Yards: 218.20

Why bet on the LA Chargers?

At 7-3 on the season, this has been a good year for the Chargers, but those niggling doubts may once again be starting to creep in with bettors after seeing this team lost to Denver last week as a 7 ½ point favorite. That result was surprising in a number of different ways, especially from a betting standpoint given that the Chargers had gone 4-1 ATS in the 5 games prior to the Broncos loss.

Cardinals vs Chargers should be an easy victory for LA.

The reality here, though, is that the Chargers are now just 1-3 ATS at home this season, as well as being 4-3 ATS in games that they have started as a favorite. Given that LA has won 7 of their last 10 games against Arizona, a win seems to be very much on the cards. It’s now just a matter of whether they can cover the spread.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 26.20
  • Total Yards: 400.80
  • Rush Yards: 123.90
  • Passing Yards: 276.90
  • Average Score Against: 20.90
  • Total Yards: 353.40
  • Rush Yards: 112.10
  • Passing Yards: 241.30

NFL Week 12 Over/Under Betting Picks

Cardinals vs Chargers NFL Week 12 Betting Trends

  • Arizona is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games
  • LA Chargers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Chargers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Chargers’s last 6 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Cardinals vs Chargers

The Chargers need to find a way to shake off the bad vibes from their Week 11 loss, and what better way to do so than to lay a beating on a much lesser opponent. That’s exactly what I think will happen in this one.

Score: Arizona Cardinals 13 – LA Chargers 33