Last Updated on January 4, 2024 1:38 pm by Erwin Noguera
Welcome to the exciting final week of the NFL regular season. As the dust settles from an electrifying year of soccer, we find ourselves in week 18 with a third of the teams still hunting for a spot in the postseason.
With nine teams having already clinched a spot and 11 fighting tooth and nail for the remaining five tickets, the stakes have never been higher. Prepare for an exciting weekend as these teams fight to get their names on the postseason party.
It’s been years since we’ve enjoyed a regular season finale this much, but it just goes to show that many teams are at their best, so the fight for this season’s Vince Lombardi Trophy will be that much closer.
Now, one of the best games we will have in this week 18 of the NFL will be between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.
Sunday, January 7 at 04:25 PM ET at State Farm Stadium
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Why Bet on the Cardinals?
The Arizona Cardinals have said goodbye to this 2023/24 NFL season, as they failed to play their best game and come into this final week of the season with a 4-12 record. Now, they will try to be the rock in the Seahawks’ shoes in this last game of the regular season.
On the other hand, putting aside the fact that Arizona has absolutely nothing at stake in this game, we have that the team will want to finish this season with a 4-4 record when Kyler Murray has been their starting quarterback. And the fact is that, right now, they have a 3-4 record, which is a relevant feat, considering that, the last two seasons, they presented a terrible record of 2-13 playing without Murray on the field.
On the other hand, we should point out that the Cardinals are coming off a pleasant surprise by beating one of this season’s favorites to fight for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles. In this game, Murray had 25/31 pass completions for 232 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. In addition, James Conner had an active game with 26 carries for 128 yards and one touchdown.
Why Bet on the Seahawks?
On the other hand, we have the Seattle Seahawks, one of the 11 teams fighting for those five spots to qualify for the postseason.
Things are not simple for Seattle to achieve their goal, as they wasted their chance last week in their 23-30 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. This loss left the team in intensive care, as they will now have to beat the Cardinals and hope that Green Bay loses or ties their game.
The Seahawks have not had a good performance in the last few weeks, as, since November 5, the team has a 3-6 record, where they average 19.4 points per game, while they have an average of 392 yards given up and 27.1 points given up.
Seattle has to take advantage of the great level that Geno Smith has had throughout the season. In the game against the Steelers, Smith threw for 290 yards thanks to 23/33 pass completions and one touchdown. On the other side, DK Metcalf played despite his back injury and had five receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown. He added another season with 1000 or more yards.
Final Betting Analysis: Cardinals vs. Seahawks
This Arizona-Seattle matchup has occurred a total of 49 times in NFL history. In this period, we have the Seahawks dominating the series with 26 wins, while the Cardinals have won 22 times. Finally, one game ended with a tie on the scoreboard.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that the last four games between these two teams, including the one last October 22, 2023, have been won by the Seattle Seahawks.
At 1XBET, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors the Seahawks at 1.69, while the Cardinals start at 2.18.
For this game, our prediction is a comfortable win for the Seattle Seahawks.
Look for a win on the Seahawks’ Moneyline. If you put $100 on them at 1.69, you’ll see a $69.00 win with a total payout of $169.00.
Cardinals vs. Seahawks Betting Pick: Seahawks