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NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

December 3, 2023


The Arizona Cardinals will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium with the game kicking off at 1:00 PM ET Sunday afternoon in week 13 of the NFL season and the game will air on CBS.

The Cardinals are 1-2 since the return of Kyler Murray and despite scoring 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in his return, the offense continues to struggle as they have averaged 15 points per game during their two-game losing streak and continue to be one of the worst scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging the 8th fewest points per game in the NFL with an average of 17.17 points per game. Kyler Murray has given the Cardinals some spark on offense, however, it still hasn’t been enough as he enters this game having completed 66 of 107 attempts for 719 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 86 yards and three touchdowns. The defense for Arizona has also been abysmal this season as they are allowing the 2nd most points per game with an average of 26.75 points per game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter this game in 2nd place in the AFC North with a record of 7-4 following last week’s 16-10 win on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. The success the Steelers have had this season can be attributed to their defense as the Steelers are allowing the 5th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 18.64 points per game. 

However, their offense has been one of the worst as they have been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they are averaging the 5th fewest points per game with an average of 16.55 points per game and the passing offense has been one of the worst as well as they are averaging the 5th fewest passing yards per game with an average of 178.91 passing yards per game. The defense should have no problem stopping the offense for the Cardinals and the offense should look better against one of the worst scoring defenses in the league when they host the Arizona Cardinals in week 13 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Pittsburgh Steelers listed as 5.5-point favorites at home against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 13 of the NFL season. Pittsburgh has won six of the last seven including the previous four meetings. The Steelers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven and have covered the spread in three straight games against the Cardinals in the series. The Arizona Cardinals are 6-6 ATS overall, 2-4 ATS on the road, and 6-6 ATS as an underdog this season while the Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-4 ATS overall, 4-2 ATS at home, and 3-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Pittsburgh is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last seven including the previous four meetings. The Steelers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series while also being the better team this season at covering the spread as they are 7-4 ATS overall and 4-2 ATS at home while the Cardinals are 6-6 ATS overall and 2-4 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 Pittsburgh Steelers when they host the Arizona Cardinals. 

Spooky Express Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -5