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Cardinals vs Falcons Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17
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Cardinals vs Falcons Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

by USA WagerDecember 27, 2022

Check out our free Cardinals vs Falcons prediction for the NFL week 17 game in Atlanta. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Cardinals vs Falcons Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

On Sunday, January 1st, the Arizona Cardinals travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The two NFC teams will kick things off at 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on FOX.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Atlanta is the odds on favorite to come away with the win. Will they be able to take care of business at home? Or, does Arizona have what it takes to make things interesting? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Cardinals vs Falcons prediction.

  • Spread: ARI +3.5 | ATL -3.5
  • MoneyLine: ARI +160 | ATL -195
  • Total: 41.0

Cardinals vs Falcons Prediction: Spread

Heading into this week 17 contest vs Atlanta, the Cardinals have an overall record of 4-11. This includes going 3-7 in the NFC. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -5.53 points per game. So far, the Cardinals have been favored in 12 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 4.

When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Arizona has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 20.6 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games. Arizona heads into this matchup with a 2-3 record vs the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog. The team went 0-5 straight up in these matchups.

Heading into this week 17 contest vs Arizona, the Falcons have an overall record of 5-10. This includes going 4-6 in the NFC. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.33 points per game. So far, the Falcons have been favored in 3 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -3.

Across their 5 previous home games, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 25.0 points per game. In their last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Falcons have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-3 in these scenarios.

As the Cardinals and Falcons get set to square off, our projections show Arizona covering the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. Although the team’s offense is ranked just 18th and 20th in passing and rush yards, respectively, we see Arizona having an above average offensive performance.

Free Spread Prediction: Arizona Cardinals 3.5

Cardinals vs Falcons Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cardinals have an over-under record of 8-6-1. For the season, the Cardinals offense has been struggling, averaging just 20.53 points per game. Things haven’t gone any better on defense, where they are the 30th ranked scoring defense in the NFL. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Falcons have an over-under record of 6-9. This season, the Falcons are averaging 21.0 points per contest, placing them 17th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 23rd in points allowed per game.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 43 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 41.0

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