On Sunday afternoon, State Farm Stadium will host the Week Five NFL matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles (4-0) and the Arizona Cardinals (2-2). After defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-21 in their most recent game, the Philadelphia Eagles will try to maintain their perfect record. Following a 26-16 victory against Carolina the previous time out, the Arizona Cardinals will seek to establish some consistency after alternating wins and defeats in each of their first four games. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming game between Eagles and Cardinals so you can bet against their NFL Odds.
NFL Week 5 Betting Preview for Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview: Eagles Look to Remain Undefeated on the Road
The Philadelphia Eagles coke into this game red hot as they are the last unbeaten club in the National Football League. The Eagles have huge targets on their back thanks to Jalen Hurts MVP candidate play this far.
Offensively, the Eagles rank second in the league in total yards (435.5) and fourth in points per game (28.8). Jalen Hurts has been the X-Factor on this team. He leads the team in rushing TD’s (4) and has added four more through the air.
In the Eagles’ Week Four victory over the Jaguars, the defense was very disruptive, recording four sacks, one interception, and four fumble recoveries while only surrendering 21 points. With an average of 2.5 takeaways per game, the Eagles defense is among the best in the league.
Arizona Cardinals Betting Preview: Cardinals Face Toughest Test at Home
The Arizona Cardinals, meanwhile, have experienced a roller-coaster season up to this point. The offensive line forces Kyler Murray to almost always run for his life, but Murray has managed to save the Cards when it is needed most.
In their ugly 26-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers last weekend, Murray tossed two touchdowns and added another one on the ground. If they want to add a loss to the Eagles’ 0 total, their poor defense as well as Murray, must improve. Overall, the offense is averaging just under 350 yards per contest and 22 points per game.
Despite playing a weak Panthers offense, the Cardinals’ defense put on their best performance of the year. In the victory over Carolina, the Arizona Cardinals’ defense gave up just 237 total yards and 16 points. They also forced two interceptions, a fumble and collected two sacks. In Week Five, the Cardinals’ defense will play the Eagles, who present a very challenging opponent. The Eagles score 28.8 points per game while gaining 445.3 yards.
Betting Odds and Lines
The Philadelphia Eagles hit the road and are -5.5 spread and -225 moneyline favorites thanks to being the last undefeated team in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals come into this matchup as +5.5 spread and +185 moneyline underdogs despite playing at home. In this NFC battle, the Over/Under has settled at 48.5, according to Mybookie.
Free Betting Pick
There’s no doubting how brilliantly the Eagles are performing at the moment, but I believe it’s only a matter of time before reality hits the Eagles. They did not play clean last week and the Jacksonville Jaguars jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Eagles were able to make a comeback, but Arizona is coming off their finest defensive performance of the year.
Philadelphia has been steady offensively and hasn’t really had to deal with a tough defense just yet. They will face their biggest challenge yet on the road and I think Arizona’s strong defense, combined with Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, keeps this one close and potentially wins this game outright.
MyBookie Free Pick: Arizona Cardinals +5.5 (-110)