Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals NFL Betting Preview
Two teams with playoff aspirations meet in Week 10 in the NFL as the Buffalo Bills (7-2) head cross-country to face the Arizona Cardinals (5-3). Arizona lost at home to another AFC East opponent last Sunday while the Bills beat NFC West-leading Seattle. Sunday’s game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., kicks off at 4:05 P.M. on CBS.
These teams have only met 11 times in their history, with the Bills leading the series 7-4. Buffalo won the most recent meeting with a 2016 home win and also won in Arizona in 2012. The Cardinals’ last win in the series was a resounding 41-17 win back in 2008.
Buffalo Bills Betting Outlook: Attack Through the Air
In betting with us at www.RealBookies.com, the Bills are 4-5 ATS this season, and the over is 6-2-1 in their nine games. Buffalo’s offense ranks seventh in the NFL in passing yards (277 yards per game), 12th in total yards (377.3 yards per game), and 14th in scoring (26.9 points per game). The defense ranks 18th in total yards (364.9 yards per game), 19th in scoring (25.9 points per game), and sixth in turnovers.
Buffalo’s 44-34 win over Seattle Sunday made them 2-0 against the NFC West this season, and they travel to San Francisco in December. The 44 points scored marked a season-high for the offense, which also scored 35 in a win over the NFC West’s LA Rams.
Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 415 yards and three touchdowns while completing 31-of-38 passes against the Seahawks. Allen has thrown for 2,587 yards with 19 touchdowns, five interceptions, and a 69% completion rate on the season. While some fans questioned Buffalo’s decision to draft Allen eighth overall in 2018, his numbers this season are going a long way to silence the critics.
With Devin Singletary out injured, Buffalo didn’t do much damage on the ground against Seattle with just 34 yards on 19 carries. Zach Moss ran for 18 yards and a score while Allen had 14 yards and a touchdown. Singletary has 386 yards on the season while Allen has 241 yards and five touchdowns.
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught nine balls for 118 yards against Seattle while Josh Brown had eight catches for 99 yards. Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie, and tight end Tyler Kroft all caught touchdown passes. Diggs leads the team with 63 catches for 813 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
Arizona Cardinals Betting Outlook: Tighten Up the Defense
Betting with Gameadvisers, the Cardinals are 5-3 ATS this season, and the under is 6-2 in their eight games. Arizona’s offense is ranked first in the NFL in total yards (422 yards per game), second in rushing (162.9 yards per game), sixth in scoring (29.3 points per game), and 12th in passing yards (259.1 yards per game). The defense ranks eighth in points against (22.5 points per game) but 22nd against the run (126.1 yards per game), 19th against the pass (244 yards per game), and 19th in total yards allowed (370.1 yards per game).
Arizona fell at home to the Miami Dolphins 34-31 Sunday in their first game after the bye. The loss snapped a three-game win streak that saw Arizona outscore opponents 105-54.
Quarterback Kyler Murray had a monster game against Miami with 283 passing yards, 106 rushing yards, and four total touchdowns. Murray has 2,130 passing yards on the season with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also leads the Cardinals with 543 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.
Running back Kenyan Drake missed the Miami game and is likely to be out against Buffalo as well. Chase Edmonds filled in, rushing 25 times for 70 yards. Drake has 512 yards and four touchdowns on the season, while Edmonds has 246 yards and one score.
Wideout Christian Kirk caught five balls for 123 yards and a touchdown Sunday. DeAndre Hopkins has 69 catches for 734 yards and three touchdowns on the season, while Kirk has 23 catches for 400 yards and six scores.
Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals Betting Line
Head to our favorite pay per head bookie site at www.RealBookies.com, where the Cardinals are favored by 2.5 points at home. The total is 55.5, and the Bills are a +115 road underdog.
Buffalo appears to be a legit AFC contender while the Cardinals have been hit or miss, especially at home, where they have lost two of the last three. Arizona has had little problems on offense, but if they can’t keep Allen in check, they may be in for a long day. If the Bills are indeed ready to take the next step, this is a game they win.
Free Pick: Bills +2.5 (-110)
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