|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines will include an attractive inter-conference NFL betting matchup of the resurgent Tennessee Titans hosting the NFC West leading Arizona Cardinals. NFL betting lines have been beaten 4 consecutive times by the Titans heading into this NFL betting matchup as the switch to Vince Young at quarterback has paid off.
Tennessee has an overall record of 4-6 straight up and 5-5 with the NFL betting lines. Since their bye week, however, the Titans have won and covered 4 consecutive NFL betting matchups as Young has compiled an 85.6 quarterback rating compared to the 62.0 mark of previous starter Kerry Collins. Chris Johnson has been a workhorse out of the backfield with 1242 yards rushing and a stellar 6.2 yards per carry average with 8 touchdowns. The Tennessee defense has continued to be one of the worst in NFL football betting, however, as it ranks 30th in points allowed.
The Arizona Cardinals have a record of 7-3 straight up and 6-4 with the NFL betting lines. The Cardinals have gotten the money in 5 out of their last 7 matchups with the NFL betting lines. Last week, however, Arizona did not cover the NFL betting lines in their 21-13 win at St. Louis as 9.5-point chalks. The Cardinals defense has shown marked improvement from last year and ranks 11th overall for points allowed while the offense ranks 10th in scoring. Arizona is 4-1 with the NFL betting lines in road action this year.
Kurt Warner is having another all-pro season with the NFL betting lines as the Arizona quarterback. Warner has a 94.6 quarterback rating with a 68% completion rate, 2718 yards, and a 20/11 touchdown to interception ratio. Warner suffered a head injury at St. Louis, however, and his status for this week’s matchup with the NFL betting lines is questionable. Matt Leinart relieved Warner in St. Louis last week and would get the call as starter if Warner can’t answer the bell. Arizona has been one of the hottest teams on the board dating back to last season as they have covered 11 out of their last 15 games.