NFL Football Point Spread: Eagles -3 O/U 48.5
Sunday December 1, 2013 1 PM EST FOX
By: Barrett Kazmerzack of Coopers Pick CALL NOW 1-888-730-2667
Who would have though the Eagles and Cardinals would be in the playoff picture after how they played in the beginning of the season? The Eagles have won 3 straight and are tied with the Cowboys atop the NFC East and the Cardinals have won 4 in a row and are tied with the San Francisco 49ers for 2nd the NFC West and are in the driver’s seat for a Wild Card.
The Eagles are 3-point betting favorites in this game with a total of 48.5. The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Eagles Carson Palmer was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his superb performance in a blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts last week and this week faces an Eagles’ team that ranks dead last in the league in pass defense.
Nick Foles has been named the starter for the Eagles at QB after his solid play in the last few weeks and he leads a Philly offense that ranks 9th per game and 2nd in their last games the Cardinals beat the Indianapolis Colts 40-11 and the Eagles beat the Washington Redskins 24-16.
The Eagles will be rested for this game since they are coming off a bye. On the season the Cardinals are 7-4 ATS and they have an O/U record of 6-5 and the Eagles are 6-5 ATS and they have an O/U record of 6-5. Palmer completed passes to 10 different targets in the win over the Colts and
WR Michael Floyd had his 2nd Eagles’ pass defense does rank dead last, but they played well n the Washington game not allowing any points through the first 3 quarters.
The Cardinals rushing game has not been great, but in the win over Indianapolis Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall each had at least 50 yards through and both averaged over 4 yards per carry. The Eagles’ run defense ranks 21st league and in the Redskins win they allowed 191 rushing yards.
Foles was 17/ 26 for 298 yards and rushed for a season-high 47 yards and a TD in the Washington game and the Cardinals and their 17th will be facing a couple of big play WR’s in DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper, in passing yards in rushing yards per game straight game with over 100 receiving yards. The ranked pass defense who are each averaging over 17 yards per reception.
One key match up in this game is LeSean McCoy, who leads the NFL in rushing yards, facing Arizona and their 2nd in some betting trends for this NFC match up the Cardinals are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win of more than 14 points, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, and in their last 6 games they have an Over record of 5-1.
The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall, 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 home games, and in their last 4 home games they have an Under record of 4-0.