The Arizona Cardinals will travel out east to face the New York Jets in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from New York is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The betting odds opened up with the home team New York Jets favored by -4 points with an over under line of 36 ½ points. Early money from the betting public has shown on the side of the home team as the New York Jets have been bet up to a -4 ½ point favorite. The over under has moved up a ½ point to 37 points.
The teams meet on Sunday for the first time since the 2008 season where the Jets earned the 56-35 home win against the Cardinals as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 43 ½ points. NFL Trend: Arizona Cardinals are 1-6 ATS in their past seven games.
Arizona has lost seven straight and sits at 4-7 on the year. The come off the 31-17 home defeat last week to the St Louis Rams as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 36 points. After holding a 17-14 halftime lead the Cardinals get outscored 17-0 in the second half by the St Louis Rams. They posted 375 offensive yards with 74 from their run attack on 23 tries. Quarterback Ryan Lindley hit on 31 of 52 throws for 312 yards and four interceptions. Lindley is back under center as Kevin Kolb is still injured. The rookie has no touchdowns and four picks in this two games played this season. Arizona allowed the St Louis offense to produce 367 yards with 173 from the run attack on 34 carries. The Cardinals poor offensive line has made it a struggle for their offense this season as they rank 31st in the league in points scored with just 16 a game. They are wasting a good performance by their defense this season that allows 327 yards a game and seventh in the league.
New York has dropped four of their past five games and has a mark of 4-7 on the season. They come off the bad 49-18 loss on Thanksgiving night to the New England Patriots as a +7 point home underdog. The game went over the total of 48 ½ points. The Jets fall behind 35-3 at the half in the loss. They put up 405 yards of offense with 119 from the ground on 29 attempts. New York has five turnovers and takes one away from New England. Mark Sanchez hit on 26 of 36 throws for 301 yards with a touchdown and pick. yards. On the year the fourth year signal caller has 12 touchdowns and 10 picks. New York allowed the Patriots offense to gain 465 yards with 152 coming from their ground game on 39 rushes. The Jets offense has been stagnant as they gain 310 yards a game ranking 28th in all of pro football. New York is two games behind the Steelers and Bengals for the sixth seed in the AFC conference with five games remaining.