The class of the competitive NFC West will be on full display Sunday night, as the game was flexed into the primetime slot of Week 7. It will be the travelling, undefeated Seattle Seahawks coming off of their bye to take on the 4-2 Arizona Cardinals. Definitely a marquee matchup to close out a busy day of action, and one that certainly should go a long way in determining the divisional winner.
For Seattle, they’ve been explosive on offense this year and have certainly been able to outscore their many defensive issues. Though they’ve been somewhat porous when they don’t have the ball, with the form Russell Wilson and his offense is in right now – it hasn’t mattered. Will that eventually catch up to them against an exciting Cardinals squad? This game should tell us a lot.
Meanwhile for Arizona, the Cards enter feeling great about themselves following a throttling of the Cowboys on Monday Night Football last week. They could name their number on offense, and completely stifled Andy Dalton and the Dallas attack in Week 6. While there’s going to be a big step-up in competition this week, the young Cards are primed to show that they’re up for the challenge.
As always, read on beneath the posted odds for a full game breakdown and betting analysis. With the season entering the mid-point, games are becoming more and more vital in terms of playoff positioning, and this divisional showdown will carry big implications down the line. Enjoy the preview, and this week’s thrilling Sunday nighter!
Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds:
Seattle Seahawks -3.5 (-105)
@ Arizona Cardinals +3.5 (-115)
Over 56 (-110)
Under 56 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick:
While the Seattle Seahawks are missing some key pieces within their defense for this contest, mainly safety Jamal Adams – I’m not sure it would matter all that much given their current plight. Seattle has been pretty porous all season and it hasn’t mattered thus far – they’ve kept winning.
Kyler Murray looked great last week against Dallas, and although Seattle’s defense is not great – it’s nowhere near the pathetic levels of the Cowboys’ at the moment. Seattle can still show some resistance, and Murray can and likely will still make some errors. Remember folks, Kyler Murray is a better fantasy player than actual player.
The Cards will still get their points, but so too will Seattle – especially as they seek to take advantage of missing pieces within the Cards’ stop unit. Chandler Jones is likely out for the season, meaning Arizona is likely going to generate no pass rush. All of that added time and space in the pocket will give Russell Wilson all kinds of time to do what he wants with Arizona downfield. With both Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf at his disposal, the Cardinals can’t possibly match-up with that duo in their secondary.
Arizona is also iffy at stopping the run and monitoring backs emerging from the backfield on short dump passes. Chris Carson has been prolific in this regard, and should also contribute to keeping the chains moving for Seattle in Week 7.
Don’t expect either offense to face all that much resistance, though this total at 56 is still a tad high. A couple of missed plays or turnovers could ruin the number. Instead, it’s time to go back to the well with Russell Wilson who has played to an MVP-level so far this season. Have faith in the Seattle attack to outscore their defensive issues, and expect the Seattle offense to be more clinical and efficient than Arizona’s – especially with a banged-up DeAndre Hopkins.