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NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles

December 31, 2023


The Arizona Cardinals will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon in week 17 of the NFL season with the game kicking off at 1:00 PM ET and will air on Fox.

 

Arizona has been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season as they enter this game with the 2nd worst record in the NFL at 3-12 and are on a two-game losing streak following a 16-27 loss on the road against the Chicago Bears in week 16 of the NFL season. Arizona has been a below-average team offensively and defensively this season as they enter this game averaging the 7th fewest points per game with an average of 18.33 while allowing the 2nd most with an average of 26.87 points per game.

 

However, they have one of the best rushing offenses in the league as they enter this game averaging 129.2 rushing yards per game which ranks 8th in the NFL. James Conner leads the team in rushing with 762 rushing yards and five touchdowns while adding 22 receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown. The Arizona Cardinals will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

The Philadelphia Eagles enter this game with a record of 11-4 following a 33-25 win at home against the New York Giants in week 16 of the NFL season which ended their three-game losing streak and puts them in sole possession of 1st place in the NFC East division following Dallas’s loss to Miami.

 

The Eagles have been one of the more prolific offenses in the league this season as they enter this matchup averaging 25.64 points per game which ranks 7th in the NFL. Jalen Hurts has played a pivotal role in the success of the offense for Philadelphia as he has completed 327 of 499 attempts for 3,636 yards with 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while rushing for 578 yards and 15 touchdowns.

 

Defensively, the Eagles have struggled as they are allowing the 7th most points per game with an average of 24.36 points per game. The Philadelphia Eagles will look to win the NFC East with a win at home when they host the Arizona Cardinals in week 17 of the NFL season.

 

BookMaker has the Philadelphia Eagles listed as 12.5-point favorites at home against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 17 of the NFL season. Arizona has won six of the last ten while Philadelphia has won two of the last three meetings.

 

The Cardinals are 7-2-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Arizona Cardinals are 7-8 ATS overall, 3-5 ATS on the road, and 7-8 ATS as an underdog this season while the Philadelphia Eagles are 7-6-2 ATS overall, 3-3-1 ATS at home, and 6-4-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Philadelphia is one of the best teams in the NFC this season as they enter this game with a record of 11-4 and are in 1st place in the NFC East while also looking to lock up the NFC East with a win on Sunday. The Eagles have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 7-6-2 ATS overall and 3-3-1 ATS at home while the Cardinals are 7-8 ATS overall and 3-5 ATS on the road.

 

I look for those trends to continue which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Philadelphia Eagles when they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 17 of the NFL season.

 

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -12