Seattle Seahawks versus Arizona Cardinals Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Preview 12-9-2012

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The Arizona Cardinals will travel on back to back weeks as they face the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL pro football game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Seattle is scheduled for 4:25PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.

The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the home team Seattle Seahawks favored by -10 ½ points with an over under line of 34 ½ points. Early money from the betting public has landed on the home side as Seattle is now lined as a -11 ½ points favorite. The total has moved up a ½ point to a current line of 35 points.

This is the second head to head meeting this regular season between these NFC west clubs. They faced off in week one and it was Arizona with the 20-16 home win against Seattle as a +1 point underdog. The total came in at under 40 ½ points. NFL Trend: Arizona Cardinals are 2-0 ATS in their past two meetings with the Seattle Seahawks

Arizona has lost eight straight games. This will be their second straight road game and fourth road game in five games. They come off the 7-6 road defeat last week to the New York Jets as a +6 point underdog. The total landed under 36 ½ points. The Cardinals offense put up just 137 yards with 81 from their ground game on 21 attempts. They had one turnover and took four away from the Jets. Ryan Lindley hit on 10 of 31 passes for 72 yards and an interception. John Skelton will get the start. Skelton has 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on the season and a 54 completion percentage. Arizona allowed the Jets offense to produce 289 yards gained with 177 running the football on 43 attempts. The Cardinals are the worst offense in football gaining just 279 yards per game and they are worst in points scored at 15 a game. A loss eliminates from the Cardinals from the playoff race.

Seattle has won three of their past four games. They improve to 7-5 on the season following a 23-17 road overtime win against the Chicago Bears last week as a +3 point underdog. The game went over 37 points. After scoring the go ahead touchdown with 24 seconds remaining the Seahawks defense allowed a Bears game winning field goal. The Seattle defense never took the field in the overtime period. Their offense gained 459 yards with 176 from their run attack on 32 attempts. They had one turnover and took none away from Chicago. Russell Wilson hit on 23 of 37 passes for 293 yards with two touchdowns. The rookie signal caller has 19 touchdowns and 8 picks on the season. Seattle allowed Chicago 358 yards offensively with 132 from their run attack on 32 attempts. The Seahawks are the fourth best defense allowing just 314 yards a game. They are a run based team gaining 141 yards per game and seventh in the league. Seattle holds the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC conference with several teams behind them by one game with 6-6 record.

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