The Seattle Seahawks are leading the NFC West but they have been terrible in their past two games and they are underdogs in NFL football betting this week at Arizona.
The Seahawks are 4-4 while the Cardinals are 3-5 but not many gamblers want anything to do with Seattle in NFL football betting.
Arizona -3, total 41 at the Sbg sportsbook
The Cardinals are at home and they are favored against Seattle. The Cardinals didn’t win last week at Minnesota but they probably should have. The Vikings made a big comeback to deny Arizona the victory. Derek Anderson played pretty well at quarterback and gave the Cardinals a chance to win. He is probably better than anything Seattle has at quarterback as neither Matt Hasselbeck nor Charlie Whitehurst is anything to write home about.
Can Seattle Recover?
You can make a case that the Seahawks are the worst 4-4 team in NFL history. They have simply been humiliated in their last two games against Oakland and the Giants. The Seahawks did win at home against Arizona before those two games but even in that game they didn’t do much. If the Seahawks are to win this week they need to run the ball with Marshawn Lynch and protect Hasselbeck. The offensive line for Seattle has been horrible and if that doesn’t change then Seattle is not going to win. Seattle badly needs rookie offensive tackle Russell Okung to return from injury.
Arizona could end up tied for the division lead after this game is over. If they get the win they would go to 4-5 and tie Seattle. If the Rams lose at San Francisco then it would be a three-way tie for the NFC West lead with the 49ers just a game back.
Seattle has rotten numbers overall but at least they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC West. The Seahawks are 17-35-1 in football betting in their last 53 road games. The Seahawks are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog. Arizona is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November but they are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite. In this series, the Seahawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings at Arizona. Looking at the total, the Under is 3-0-1 in the Seahawks last 4 vs. the NFC West. The Under is 5-0 in the Cardinals last 5 vs. the NFC West. The Over is 6-1 in NFL football betting in the Cardinals last 7 games overall. The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona between the two teams.