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NFL Betting Pick & Prediction: Arizona Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022

December 25, 2022


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter this game having lost two of their last three games and are on a two-game losing streak which includes a 23-34 loss at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in week 15 of the NFL season.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals enter this game having lost their previous four games in a row including a 15-24 loss on the road against the Denver Broncos in week 15 on Sunday in week 15 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers listed as 8-point favorites on the road against the Arizona Cardinals and has set the total for the over/under plays at 40.5 points. Will the Buccaneers snap their two-game losing streak or will the Cardinals get the win at home? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Preview

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter this game with an overall record of 6-8 which includes a 23-34 loss at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tampa Bay won the time of possession 30:35 to 29:25 and outgained Cincinnati 396 to 237 total yards offensively but was -3 in the turnover department in the loss. The Buccaneers are 3-10-1 ATS overall, 2-4 ATS on the road, and 3-8-1 ATS as a favorite this season.

Tom Brady leads the team in passing completing 411 of 623 attempts for 3,897 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Leonard Fournette leads the team in rushing with 159 carries for 568 yards and three touchdowns while adding 59 receptions for 410 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Evans leads the team in receiving catching 64 to 107 targets for 888 yards and three touchdowns.

Arizona Cardinals Team Preview

The Arizona Cardinals enter this game with an overall record of 4-10 which includes a 15-24 loss on the road against the Denver Broncos. Arizona lost the time of possession 27:02 to 32:58, was outgained by Denver 240 to 324 total yards offensively, and was -1 in the turnover department in the loss. The Cardinals are 6-8 ATS overall, 3-4 ATS at home, and 5-6 ATS as an underdog this season.

Kyler Murray leads the team in passing completing 259 of 390 attempts for 2,368 yards with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions while adding 418 rushing yards and three touchdowns. James Conner leads the team in rushing with 152 carries for 624 yards and six touchdowns while adding 36 receptions for 228 yards and a touchdown. DeAndre Hopkins leads the team in receiving catching 63 of 86 targets for 713 yards and three touchdowns.

Arizona has won five of the last nine games in the series and has won by an average score of 22.89 to 18.89 while going 7-2 ATS in those matchups. The Cardinals have won two of the last three games and have won by an average score of 35 to 23.33 while going 3-0 ATS in those contests.

The under has hit in five of the last nine games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 41.78 points per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games with the teams combining for an average of 58.33 points per game in those matchups.

Tampa Bay enters this game with the better record, however, Arizona has been the better team in the series, winning five of the last nine and two of the last three games. The Cardinals are 7-2 ATS in the last nine and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Arizona Cardinals +8 on BookMaker for this game on Sunday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Cardinals +8