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Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Bet Builder Tips: Smith to Continue Stellar Season

Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks Bet Builder Tips: Smith to Continue Stellar Season
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The 5-3 Seattle Seahawks are two-point underdogs for their Sunday night clash with the 3-5 Arizona Cardinals. Seattle won 19-9 when the teams met in Week 6 and they have followed that with a pair of victories over the Los Angeles Chargers and New York Giants. Since that loss, Arizona won over the New Orleans Saints and fell to the Minnesota Vikings, conceding 34 points in each game.

Both of these teams have been porous defensively (Seattle is 26th in points allowed, Arizona is 30th). While the Cardinals hover around league-average in scoring, Seattle is up in fourth, with Geno Smith making a stunning push for MVP votes. Smith leads the league in pass completion percentage, and has thrown just three interceptions all season.

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The Cardinals place in the bottom 10 in passing yards conceded per game and net yards per pass attempt. This defence kept Smith to under 200 passing yards in Week 6, but they have allowed over 600 across the last two weeks. Smith didn’t record a passing touchdown in that game – that is anomalous, as he has had two or more passing touchdowns in every other game since Week 2.

Smith to have over 1.5 passing touchdowns is a good starting point here. His props are generally well-priced, and a case can be made for taking the over on pass completions at 22.5, too. Instead, let’s go to the milestone market for 20+ completions, which he has reached in seven of eight.

On the other side of this quarterback contest, Kyler Murray’s rushing game is important for the Redbirds. Seattle allows the fifth-most rushing yards per game. With James Conner limited by a rib injury, Murray will have to lead the ground attack. He averages over 37 rushing yards per game in the 2022 regular season, and has clocked 26 or more in seven of eight games. The former first overall pick to have 25 or more rushing yards feels like a safe wager here.

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When evaluating these two teams, it is curious that the Cardinals are favoured even with home field advantage. Seattle won by 10 just a few weeks ago, and they have only impressed further since then. Arizona already has three home losses on the season. Seattle has shown they can get the job done on the road, beating the Chargers and Lions.

Maybe there is still scepticism about Smith leading an offence. His performances in 2022 are far better than Murray’s, though, even if the latter has a higher ceiling. The two-point spread doesn’t do much – it would make more sense to go with the Seahawks moneyline. Seattle to keep it within a touchdown is the best value option in a bet builder, however, and gives some breathing space in case Murray takes over.

  •       Geno Smith Over 1.5 passing touchdowns
  •       Geno Smith 20+ pass completions
  •       Kyler Murray 25+ rushing yards
  •       Seattle Seahawks +6.5

Bet Builder Odds: 4.00 (track)

Odds as of 2:00 pm November 4th, 2022. Odds may now differ.

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