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NFL Free Pick: Seahawks vs Cardinals

November 9, 2017

Week 10 of the NFL regular season kicks off with an NFC West showdown on Thursday Night Football when the Seattle Seahawks visit the Arizona Cardinals. The current line on top sportsbooks has Seattle favored by 6 points with the over/under point total on 41.

Entering this game, Seattle on the season is 5-3 straight up and 3-5 against the spread. On the road, the Seahawks are 2-2 SU and ATS. Arizona on the season is 4-4 SU and 2-6 ATS. At home, the Cardinals are 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS.

Seattle lost on Sunday 17-14 to Washington to snap their four-game winning streak. The Seahawks missed three field goals and had 16 penalties in the game. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes in the losing effort.

Last season on Christmas Eve he threw four touchdowns passes in a losing effort against Arizona 34-31, while in October of last season the teams played to a rare 6-6 tie.

The Cardinals have a new weapon on offense in the form of veteran running back Adrian Peterson. The 32-year old rushed 159 yards in the Cardinals 20-10 win over San Francisco on Sunday. His 37 rushing attempts in the game were a career high.

Seattle’s Blair Walsh missed three field goals attempts of between 39 and 49 yards, but coach Pete Carroll said the kicker’s job was still secure. Doug Baldwin leads the Seahawks in receptions over the past three games with 22 for 254 yards and two touchdowns.

Drew Stanton has played will in place of the injured Carson Palmer at quarterback for Arizona. Last week he threw two touchdown passes against the 49ers. J.J. Nelson has just caught three passes for 54 yards over his last three games for Arizona.

Seattle safety Earl Thomas has an injured hamstring and his status will be determined at game time. Running back C.J. Prosise for the Seahawks should play despite still recovering from a high ankle sprain. Prosise has played just two snaps over the past five games.

Arizona is 6-1-1 over their past eight games against rivals from the NFC West.

Seattle leads the NFL in penalties with 82 and yards penalized at 682.

Seattle is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road.

Arizona is 5-13 in its last 18 games at home.

With this free pick, we like Seattle to cover.