Cardinals vs Seahawks Preview & Free Pick [November 19th 2020]

Arizona (6-3) at Seattle (6-3)
When: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Where: CenturyLink Field,
Seattle, WA
Time: 8:20 ET | TV: FOX
Opening Odds: Seattle -3/58.5

A month ago, it looked like the Seattle Seahawks were going to runaway with the NFC West, but a recent slump has made the division tight as we head into Week 11. The Seahawks are now tied with the Arizona Cardinals at 6-3 and the two will play this Thursday night in Seattle, Wa. The Seahawks suffered their first loss of the season on Oct. 25 to the Cardinals and went on to drop two of their next three games, including a 23-16 road defeat against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The Rams, who play Monday night at Tampa Bay, are part of a three-way tie with Arizona and Seattle for first in the West. The Cardinals are coming off a dramatic 32-30 home victory against Buffalo on Sunday, after Kyler Murray threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds remaining. Murray threw for 245 yards and the one touchdown against the Bills and also rushed for 61 yards and two scores for the resurgent Cardinals. Hopkins had seven receptions for 127 yards. The Seahawks will look to avoid their first three-game losing streak in the same regular season since 2011.

The Cardinals are 3-point underdogs in this contest with a very high total of 57.5. This wraps up the season series between the teams after Arizona took the first meeting at home in Week 7, 37-34 in overtime. The Cardinals were down 34-24 with under three minutes left but got to within three on a Murray TD pass with 2:28 to go and sent it to overtime on Zane Gonzalez’s 44-yard field goal as time expired. He would later connect from 48 yards with 15 seconds left in overtime. Seattle appeared to win it earlier in overtime on a 48-yard touchdown reception by DK Metcalf, but it was called back due to penalty. Wilson then threw an interception on the next play. Seattle is 5-4-1 in the past 10 meetings and 6-3-1 against the spread.

In Arizona’s wild win last week, bettors who played the Cardinals at the closing line of 2.5, were not happy that they didn’t try for an extra point after the Hopkins TD. They opted not to try because it could have been blocked and returned for two points and a potential tie. Kenyan Drake rushed 16 times for 100 yards in his return from injury. The Seahawks are last in the NFL with 353.3 passing yards allowed per game, and Murray and Hopkins could be in for another big night. In the Cardinals’ 37-34 overtime win over Seattle at home in Week 7, Murray passed for 360 yards and three touchdowns with just an interception. Hopkins had 103 receiving yards in that game with a touchdown on 10 receptions. The Cardinals, who are averaging 29.6 points per game, have seen the total go over in all of their last three contests after their first six games went under. Cardinals defensive lineman Corey Peters (knee) was carted off the field Sunday and won’t play. Defensive end Jordan Phillips (hamstring) and offensive tackle Justin Murray (hand) might be able to play.

Wilson threw two interceptions against the Rams and has committed 10 turnovers in the past four games. Wilson did not throw a TD pass but did lead the team with 60 yards rushing. Seattle was without its top two running backs and top two cornerbacks due to injury. Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) have been out for the last three weeks. Hyde returned to practice on a limited basis this week, but Carson remained out. Seattle also could again be without starting cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Shaquill Griffin (hamstring), while center Ethan Pocic remains in the league’s concussion protocol. After sacking Jared Goff three times last Sunday, the Seahawks’ pass rush will look to do the same against Murray. While Seattle ranks last against the pass, they do rank fourth versus the run (95.0). The Seahawks are 3-1 against the spread in their last four home games.

Seattle is a real mess right now with all of their injuries at running back. Wilson is trying to do too much on his own and showing he’s human after all. The Cardinals are on a roll and always seem to play the Seahawks tough. Arizona is an incredible 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 road games as an underdog. I’ll take the points.

Pick: Cardinals +3
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