NFL Betting Predictions: Arizona Cardinals vs Green Bay Packers
Starting the season off slow the Green Bay Packers won four of their last five to improve to 5-3. The Arizona Cardinals after starting off strong with a 4-0 record have lost their last four games and now sit at .500. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Packers as large -550 home favorites giving up a large -10 points to the traveling Cardinals.
The Arizona Cardinals in four straight losses have totally lost their identity. The defense that shouldered them to a 4-0 start is not playing with the same confidence which was on display last week in a 24-3 blow out loss at the hands of the 49ers. Niners QB Alex Smith who is has not exactly been electric this year put up a near perfect performance with 18 completions on 19 attempts for 232 yards and three touchdowns.
Cardinals QB John Skelton was sacked another four times in the loss to San Francisco bringing the sack count for Arizona QB’s at 44 the last five weeks. Skelton threw 32 completions on 52 attempts for 290 yards no scores and an interception. Running back LaRod Stephen-Howling who had 100 yards rushing and another 45 receiving last week managed only 6 yards on 8 carries against the Niners.
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been tearing it up as of late leading his team to a 30-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams with 342 yards and three passing touchdowns. With RB Cedric Benson missing to injury the running game has been nothing more than a clock management tool as Alex Green rushed 20 times for only 35 yards.
Jordy Nelson is having another big year, in the victory over the Rams he caught 8 balls for 122 yards and a touchdown. Randall Cobb has become a big play receiver during Greg Jennings absence. In week 8 Cobb had 6 catches 89 yards and two scores, while James Jones has been quite the end-zone threat seven touchdowns on the season.
While I hate giving up more than a touchdown to any team, the only play that makes sense here is the Green Bay Packers -10 against the floundering Arizona Cardinals. The Pack beat the Rams by 10 on the road last week and this Sunday will be playing at home against an arguably worse off team.
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