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Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks

Game Date: Sunday, December 22, 2013 | Game Time: 4:05 PM | Home Line: -8.0 | Total: 43.0

by Jay Marriucci

Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks Series Betting Trends

The Arizona Cardinals travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks at 4:05 PM on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Seattle is the favorite in this matchup, laying -8.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 43.0.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NFL sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Cardinals/Seahawks Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 22, 2013 Arizona 17Seattle10-8.043.0
October 17, 2013 Seattle 34Arizona225.540.5
December 9, 2012 Arizona 0Seattle58-10.036.0
September 9, 2012 Seattle 16Arizona201.040.5
January 1, 2012 Seattle 20Arizona23-2.540.5
September 25, 2011 Arizona 10Seattle133.042.5
November 14, 2010 Seattle 36Arizona18-3.541.0
October 24, 2010 Arizona 10Seattle22-5.0148.5
November 15, 2009 Seattle 20Arizona31-9.046.5
October 18, 2009 Arizona 27Seattle3-3.046.5

When looking at the last 33 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 20 games compared to 13 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Arizona/Seattle series is 23.5 ppg while the vistor has put up 19.6 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.9 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 33 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3.9 ppg. That represents a value number of -4.1 when meassured against the offered line of -8.0, suggesting a wager on Arizona makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 33 games between the Cardinals and the Seahawks is 43.1 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 0.1 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 43.0 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Arizona as the road team and with Seattle as the home team.

Recent Results when Arizona visits Seattle

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 22, 2013 Arizona 17Seattle10-8.043.0
December 9, 2012 Arizona 0Seattle58-10.036.0
September 25, 2011 Arizona 10Seattle133.042.5
October 24, 2010 Arizona 10Seattle22-5.0148.5
October 18, 2009 Arizona 27Seattle3-3.046.5
November 16, 2008 Arizona 26Seattle203.047.5
December 9, 2007 Arizona 21Seattle42

When looking at the last 18 games in this series while Seattle has been the home team, we can see the Seahawks have won 11 games compared to 7 wins for the Cardinals. Average points scored per game by Seattle in this situation is is 25.7 ppg while Arizona has put up 16.4 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 9.3 favoring the Seahawks.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 9.3 ppg. That represents a value number of 1.3 when meassured against the offered line of -8.0, suggesting a wager on the Seahawks makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 18 games between the Cardinals and the Seahawks is 42.1 per game. That creates a differential of 0.9 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 43.0 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Can the Arizona Cardinals Cover the Spread?

This season the Arizona Cardinals have played 7 games, averaging 23.4 points per game, while allowing 19.9 points per game. This has led to a season record of 6-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Arizona Cardinals results.

Recent Arizona Cardinals Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 26, 2014 Philadelphia 20Arizona24-1.048.0
October 19, 2014 Arizona 24Oakland133.544.5
October 12, 2014 Washington 20Arizona30-6.546.5
October 5, 2014 Arizona 20Denver41-7.048.5
September 21, 2014 San Francisco 14Arizona232.542.5
September 14, 2014 Arizona 25New York14
September 8, 2014 San Diego 17Arizona18

This season the Arizona Cardinals have played 3 games on the road, averaging 23.0 points per game, while allowing 22.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 2-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Arizona Cardinals results on the road.

Recent Arizona Cardinals Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 19, 2014 Arizona 24Oakland133.544.5
October 5, 2014 Arizona 20Denver41-7.048.5
September 14, 2014 Arizona 25New York14
December 22, 2013 Arizona 17Seattle10-8.043.0
December 15, 2013 Arizona 37Tennessee342.543.0

Can the Seattle Seahawks Cover the Spread?

This season the Seattle Seahawks have played 6 games, averaging 22.7 points per game, while allowing 22.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 3-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Seattle Seahawks results.

Recent Seattle Seahawks Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 26, 2014 Seattle 13Carolina95.044.5
October 19, 2014 Seattle 26St. Louis286.542.5
October 12, 2014 Dallas 30Seattle23-8.546.5
October 6, 2014 Seattle 27Washington17
September 21, 2014 Denver 20Seattle26-4.548.5
September 14, 2014 Seattle 21San Diego30
February 2, 2014 Seattle 43Denver8-2.047.5
January 19, 2014 San Francisco 17Seattle23-4.040.0
January 11, 2014 New Orleans 15Seattle23-10.043.5
December 29, 2013 St. Louis 9Seattle27-13.042.0

This season the Seattle Seahawks have played 2 games here at home, averaging 24.5 points per game, while allowing 25.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 1-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Seattle Seahawks results when playing at home.

Recent Seattle Seahawks Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 12, 2014 Dallas 30Seattle23-8.546.5
September 21, 2014 Denver 20Seattle26-4.548.5
January 19, 2014 San Francisco 17Seattle23-4.040.0
January 11, 2014 New Orleans 15Seattle23-10.043.5
December 29, 2013 St. Louis 9Seattle27-13.042.0
December 22, 2013 Arizona 17Seattle10-8.043.0
December 2, 2013 New Orleans 7Seattle34-6.548.0
November 17, 2013 Minnesota 20Seattle41-13.046.0
November 3, 2013 Tampa Bay 24Seattle27-14.540.0
October 13, 2013 Tennessee 13Seattle20-11.042.5

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