The common theme across the board after the first 5 weeks of the NFL season is tight divisional races. That’s what you get when every team has won at least one game and we only have one unbeaten team remaining. As time goes on, I imagine we will start to see some separation in the divisions, but for now, it’s all very close and tough to call. The NFC West is particularly tight, with the 49ers on top with a 3-2 record and the other three teams sitting at 2-3. We will see a change this coming weekend, as we have a divisional matchup set to go, with the Arizona Cardinals set to hit the road to face the Seattle Seahawks in a crucial matchup. Both teams are coming into this one on the heels of a loss and will be looking to avoid slipping into a slump. It is the Cardinals who are favored by 3 points on the road, with the point total set at 50. It’s time to take a look at the upcoming match between Cardinals and Seahawks, so you can bet against their NFL Odds.
NFL Week 6 Betting Preview for Arizona Cardinals at Seattle
Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks Match Info
- When: Sunday, Oct 16 at 4:05 PM EST
- Where: Lumen Field, Seattle
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals, like several other teams across the league, have been tough to figure out through the opening month of the season. They head into Week 6 sitting at 2-3, with both of their wins coming on the road, while all 3 losses have been at home. It’s usually the reverse in this league, but perhaps the way things have gone for Arizona will make deciding on how to wager this one a little bit easier. Besides winning both road games this season, they also covered the spread in both and have proven to be a very good spread bet, as they have now covered in 10 of their last 12 away from home. Furthermore, they have covered in 6 of their last 7 visits to Seattle. Another strong trend for the Cardinals is the UNDER, with 7 of their last 10 games overall going that route.
Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks
There were not a lot of people who gave the Seahawks much of a shot this season after trading away Russell Wilson and installing Geno Smith as the starter. Things have gone better than expected, though, with Smith playing well in leading his team to a 2-3 record. The Seahawks have been putting points up on the board, but all too often, it has been the defense that has failed to do their part. In the last two games alone, they have given up a combined 84 points, so it is surprising that they did manage to nab a win in there. Besides struggling against the spread when playing the Cardinals, Seattle has not done well in conference games as a whole, going 3-6 ATS in their last 9. The OVER has hit in 6 of their last 8 games.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This game really does feel like a bit of a coin flip across the board, making it a tough one to call. I am leaning toward the Cardinals getting the win here, and given how things have gone in the last couple of weeks, I would not be surprised to see the total go OVER.
NFL Betting Pick: Arizona Cardinals 33 Seattle Seahawks 28