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Posted Friday at 1:00 PM EST.
1:00 PM EST. The Cardinals struggled with one of the worst teams in football at home last Sunday and needed a touchdown drive in overtime just to beat the 49ers 18-15 to the relief of many Survivor Pool players. The week prior in prime time, the Cards took a 7-0 lead over Dallas but then got outscored 28-10 the rest of the way. The week prior to that, the Cardinals needed OT to beat Indianapolis in a game they trailed throughout. This is a 2-2 Cardinals’ team that should be 0-4 but they are 0-4 against the spread. To show how far Arizona has fallen, they were actually favored at Detroit in Week 1 and were laying a touchdown in Indy in Week 2. Now, Carson Palmer and company are taking back a significant number this week, which is our prompt to move in hard. We’ve been attacking the Cardinals all season and cashing tickets. Now the market is going to jump on the “fade the Cardinals” train but it’s too late. That train has been traveling and paying off for a month. Once again, the market is late to the party and for the first time this year, the Cardinals are being offered up at an inflated price.
Philadelphia is 3-1 with its only loss coming at undefeated Kansas City in a game that was tied late in the fourth quarter. The Eagles have an easy win over Washington, a win over the Giants and a road victory against the Chargers last week. Philadelphia could be 4-0, as they were the better team in Kansas City and the market has not forgotten how impressive they looked. Carson Wentz is a QB that is proving to be trustworthy and that, too, holds a lot of weight in this market. However, this is not the right time to get behind the Eagles. You see, Philly has played four intense games in a row. They barely escaped the Giants (27-24) and the Chargers (26-24), who are a combined 0-8. They have played two divisional games already and they’ll travel to Carolina this upcoming week for a Thursday night game on prime time. This is a dangerous situational spot for the Eagles to get caught napping. There is a right time and wrong time to jump on and off teams. The challenge is to find that perfect spot and move in. Arizona backers have been ripping their tickets up all year and that now helps to set up this perfect spot for the Cardinals to finally look like a team that can compete. Upset possibility.
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Arizona +6½ -107 (Risking 2.14 units - To Win: 2.00)