Kickoff for the Falcons and Cardinals matchup on Sunday, November 12th is set for 4:05 ET. This week 10 NFL showdown will be televised on CBS.
In this matchup of NFC conference rivals, the Falcons are listed as 1.5 point road favorites. Can they secure a road victory and cover the spread?
Cardinals vs. Falcons Betting Analysis
Looking at the NFC-South standings, the Falcons are in 2nd place on a record of 4-5. In the NFC, Atlanta is in 9th place heading into week 10. Looking at their ATS performance so far, the Falcons are above .500 at 2-7. Their average scoring margin is -2.9.
The Falcons were unable to overcome being held scoreless in the first quarter against the Vikings and lost by a score of 31-28. Defensively, they allowed they gave up 363 yards and allowed the Vikings to convert 55.6% of their 3rd downs. On offense, the Falcons finished with 370 yards went 10/18 on third down. Atlanta also lost the game vs. the spread as they were 3.5 point favorites. Taylor Heinicke threw for 268 yards while completing 55% of his passes and throwing for 268. Heinicke threw for one touchdown.
The Cardinals come into their matchup against the Falcons with a 1-8 record. In the NFC-West, they are 4th and 15th in NFC overall standings. Arizona’s scoring margin up to this point is currently at -9.9. The team comes in with an ATS mark of 4-5.
The Browns played great defense and held the Cardinals to no points, ending with a final score of 27-0. Arizona’s 27 point loss also resulted in a loss vs. the spread as 12.5 point underdogs. Clayton Tune did not throw or run for a touchdown, while completing 11 of 20 passes for 58 yards. Tune ended the game with a passer rating of 20.
In their only head to head matchup last season, the Falcons won by a score of 20-19. In their only head-to-head matchup, the team’s scored 39 points which fell below the over/under line of 40.5. The Cardinals covered the spread in last year’s matchup. Offensively, the Falcons finished with 298 total yards with 166 coming in the passing game and 132 on the ground. The Cardinals finished with 339 yards of offense in the loss.
Cardinals vs. Falcons Odds Analysis
Where the moneyline odds currently stand, Atlanta is being given a 55% chance of winning with a ML payout of -124. On the other side, the Cardinals’ implied win percentage is 50% on a moneyline of +102.
The over/under market has witnessed a change since its opening at 41.5, compared to its current value of 43.
The point spreads have remained relatively steady up to this point. Presently, Atlanta is the favorite with a -1.5 point spread and a payout of -110, while Arizona is at +1.5 (-110).
How to Bet Cardinals vs. Falcons in Arizona
I’m going with Arizona on the spread, with the line sitting at +1.5. I anticipate the Arizona rushing offense capitalizing on the vulnerabilities in Atlanta’s defense, as they struggled against Minnesota. Lock in Arizona at +1.5.
My choice for this matchup is the under, considering the over/under line at 43. Heading into this game, games featuring Atlanta have seen an average combined score of 39.8 points, and I believe this game will remain under 43.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Cardinals +1.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 43