Thursday, November 19, 2020, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, 8:20 p.m. ET
Cardinals at Seahawks Betting Preview: Cardinals (+3.5/-128), Seahawks (-3.5/+104)
The Cardinals (6-3) have won four of their past five games to move into a three-way tie with Seattle and the Los Angeles Rams for first place in the tough NFC West. That includes a 32-30 home victory against Buffalo on Sunday, as Kyler Murray threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds remaining in what is being called a “Hail Murray” in the desert.
Murray continues to be a dual threat, throwing for 245 yards and a touchdown against the Bills and rushing for 61 yards and two TDs. He has 10 touchdowns on the ground this season, and he is the first QB since 1956 to have a rushing TD in five consecutive games. Hopkins is second in the league with 861 receiving yards, but has a game in hand on the leader, Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs (906 yards).
The Cardinals’ injury-riddled defensive line sustained another setback Sunday as Corey Peters was taken off on a cart with a knee injury that might end his season. That left Arizona with only three healthy defensive linemen.
After winning their first five games of the season, the Seahawks (6-3) have lost three of four. That skid started with a 37-34 overtime loss at Arizona on Oct. 25. The Seahawks failed to record a hit on the Cardinals’ Murray on 48 passing attempts in that matchup. More recently, they’ve brought the pressure and have combined for 10 sacks over the past two games.
Safety Jamal Adams, who missed four games earlier this season due to a groin injury, tweaked a shoulder early last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, but he still had seven tackles and two sacks. The injury-riddled secondary might be without starting cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) again on Thursday.
Russell Wilson has committed 10 turnovers over the past four games, in part because he has been asked to carry the offense with running backs Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) sidelined. Hyde could return Thursday. Tyler Lockett had 15 receptions for 200 yards and three TDs in the October game against the Cardinals.
Cardinals at Seahawks Betting Pick for Week 11
This is the biggest game in the NFC West this season. A season sweep would give the Cardinals the tiebreaker edge over the Seahawks.
Seattle is 9-1 in Thursday night games under coach Pete Carroll, with two of those victories against Arizona. The Seahawks also are 4-0 at home this year, but CenturyLink Field isn’t quite the same without the “12th Man.”
This promises to be another shootout, but it’s the Cardinals who are soaring right now.
Cardinals at Seahawks Betting Pick:
Cardinals 34, Seahawks 30
Cardinals at Seahawks Best Bet for Week 11
The Cardinals are averaging a league-leading 425.4 yards per game, and the Seahawks are No. 1 with 32.2 points per contest.
With the Cardinals’ ailing defensive line and the Seahawks’ broken secondary, expect the offenses to dominate.
Cardinals at Seahawks Best Bet: OVER 57.5 Total Points (-110)