Cardinals Vs Flacons Odds and Betting Trends - NFL Week 17 Picks

Cardinals Vs Falcons Odds and Betting Trends – NFL Week 17 Picks

Two not so good NFL squads step onto the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday when Atlanta hosts Arizona. The Cards gave up a 10-point lead to Tampa Bay in their last. Atlanta couldn’t get past AFC team Baltimore. Which team will get it done on Sunday? See below for NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Arizona at Atlanta. 

NFL Week 17 Betting Preview and Prediction for Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta

Arizona Cardinals versus Atlanta Falcons Lines and Match Info

Why bet on Arizona versus Atlanta?

If Zona wasn’t motivated to win this game, they are now. One of the most popular players in NFL history, JJ Watt, said this will be his last season playing pro football.

Watt, Arizona’s best defender, tweeted the news earlier in the week. The Cardinals will be fired up to send Watt out the right way by winning their final 2 games. Not only that, but AZ upgraded quarterback Colt McCoy from doubtful to probable. 

Arizona Cardinals Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 327.0
  • Passing Yards: 214.6
  • Rushing Yards: 112.4
  • Points Scored: 20.5
  • Turnovers: 21

Arizona Cardinals Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 354.8
  • Passing Yards: 240.5
  • Rushing Yards: 114.3
  • Points Scored: 26.1
  • Takeaways: 19

Why bet on Atlanta versus Arizona?

In quarterback Desmond Ridder’s second start, the former Cincinnati Bearcat played much better than his first. Ridder didn’t throw a TD. But he also didn’t throw an interception. Even more impressive is how Desmond completed 22-of-33 passes for 218 yards versus Baltimore’s shut down defense. If Ridder improves at all, the Falcons should win this going away. 

Atlanta Falcons Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 315.8
  • Passing Yards: 155.0
  • Rushing Yards: 160.8
  • Points Scored: 21.0
  • Turnovers: 19

Atlanta Falcons Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 373.0
  • Passing Yards: 239.5
  • Rushing Yards: 133.5
  • Points Scored: 23.3
  • Takeaways: 17

Cardinals at Falcons Relevant Trends

  • Cardinals are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 on the road
  • Arizona is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win
  • Over is 5-1 in the Cardinals’ last 6 versus the NFC
  • Falcons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on grass
  • Atlanta is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus the NFC
  • Under is 4-0 in the Falcons’ last 4 games

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons Final Betting Prediction

It’s tough to back either team. But the Falcons can still win the NFC South.

So although the Cardinals will be motivated to play well for JJ, the ATL has much more at stake in this game. Also, the Falcons’ defense was fantastic versus Baltimore.

Granted the Ravens aren’t playing a lot of offense these days. However, the Cardinals aren’t either. Since this happens at the Mercedes-Benz dome, we must give the ATL the benefit of the doubt.

Arizona’s offense has become stagnant since Kyler Murray got injured. In addition, Kliff Kingsbury has turned into one of the worst play-callers in the league. Atlanta should win this by at least a TD.  

NFL Week 17 Pick: Atlanta Falcons -3.5 


 

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