NFL betting for the NFC Championship game on Sunday has a surprising matchup as the Arizona Cardinals host the Philadelphia Eagles in a game televised by FOX.
Before this season the Cardinals had just one playoff win in 61 years but after wins over Atlanta and Carolina the last two weeks, Arizona will be hosting the NFC Championship game. Philadelphia is a 3.5 point football betting favorite and the total is 47.
NFL betting has been popular on the Eagles in this year’s playoffs and that should continue in the NFC Championship game. Despite the fact they are at home, the Cardinals are underdogs in football betting. Home teams have not done very well in this year’s playoffs going 3-5 but neither have favorites. Underdogs are 5-3 against the NFL betting pointspread so far in the 2008-2009 playoffs.
Sunday’s NFC Championship will be the fifth one for the Eagles in the last eight years. Only once though did they make it to the Super Bowl during that time though, losing to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXIX.
The Eagles and Cardinals played earlier this season and Philadelphia routed the Cardinals 48-20 on Thanksgiving night in a game played at Philadelphia. This time the game is in Arizona where the Cardinals are 7-2 this season.
Philadelphia has some solid NFL betting trends as the Eagles are 5-0 against the NFL odds in their last 5 playoff road games. The Eagles are 5-2 against the football betting odds in their last 7 games in January. The Eagles are 7-2 against the NFL betting number in the last 9 games against Arizona.
Arizona has some interesting trends as well. The Cardinals are 4-0 against the football betting pointspread in their last 4 games in January. The Cardinals are 7-3 against the NFL betting odds in their last 10 home games. The Cardinals are 2-7 against the NFL betting number in their last 9 games as an underdog.
As you look at the total in NFL odds remember that the Under is 4-0 in the Eagles last 4 road games. The Under is 7-1-1 in the Eagles last 9 playoff games as NFL betting stats have it. NFL betting statistics show that the Under is 19-7-1 in the Eagles last 27 games as a road favorite.
NFL betting statistics show that the Over is 5-1 in the Cardinals last 6 games as a home underdog. The Over is 36-16 in the Cardinals last 52 games overall as NFL betting stats indicate. The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona between the two teams.
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