The Patriots are fighting to make the playoffs while the Cardinals are already in as NFC West champs. Gamblers betting NFL games may be looking to the Patriots here in what could be a bad weather game on the NFL Week 16 odds board.
Online NFL betting history shows that the Cardinals and Patriots have split their last eight meetings. Since they are in different conferences the teams rarely meet as the Online NFL betting scheduled showed. Their only meeting this decade was in 2004 at Arizona as the Patriots won 23-12 as online NFL betting results show.
Both teams have solid offenses and defenses that are suspect. The Cardinals have been #1 in points scored for much of the year as online NFL betting stats indicate. Their defense has been up and down but still ranks in the bottom third in points allowed so taking the over is something gamblers betting NFL action always consider.
New England ranks right in the middle on offense and defense as betting NFL numbers show but quarterback Matt Cassel has improved throughout the season and the Patriots should be able to score against a weak Arizona defense. The Patriots will probably also give up their share of points which is why the over is something to think about in online NFL betting. One word of caution though, and that is the online NFL betting number indicates that New England has gone under the total in 21 of their last 36 home games.
Even though the Patriots need this game and the Cardinals don’t, the online NFL betting trends are not in New England’s favor. The Patriots have traditionally been a poor home favorite as online NFL betting stats illustrate. Gamblers betting NFL action should be aware that the Patriots are 14-21 laying points at home the past few seasons.
NFL Week 16 odds have the Patriots favored over the Cardinals but online NFL betting trends have shown that Arizona definitely has a chance in this game. Get ready for all of the online NFL betting action this week by Open a New Account at SBG Global today.