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Bet on the NFLSunday night football rolls on as the Seattle Seahawks leave the northwest for the southwest as they travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals. The game is scheduled to start at 4:25 PM ET in the U of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The game will be televised regionally on FOX.
The Seahawks come into their regular season opener having won all four games of the preseason. Their last game against the Raiders was a 21-3 rout, with the Hawks scoring in every quarter and shutting out Oakland until the fourth. The Hawks were also a perfect 4-0 ATS in the preseason. This game will feature Seattle as the road favorite for the first time in almost two years. The Hawks are +47 ATS in their last 3 road games, and have put together a 7-1-1 ATS record recently.
The Cardinals did not find as much success in the preseason, going 1-4 overall, and 1-1 in Arizona. They were defeated in their final exhibition game by the Broncos, with a final score of 16-13. The Cardinals did even worse ATS, putting up an 0-5 record in the preseason. On the positive side, in the regular season they have allowed only 18.8 ppg in their last 10, and are on a 7-3 run SU.
The Hawks went 9-5 ATS in the 2011 regular season, and 4-3 ATS on the road. The Cardinals were 8-7 ATS in 2011, and 4-3 ATS at home.
These two teams have met twenty times since 2001, with the Hawks leading the series 11-9. They played last in January of 2012, with the Cardinals edging out Seattle 23-20 in overtime. In that game, Arizona was a 3 point favorite. In September of 2011, the Hawks won a tight game 13-10, where they were favored by 3 ½ points.
According to BetRoyal.com sportsbook, the Hawks are a slight 2 ½ point favorite over the Cards. Seattle went 1-1 ATS last year as the favorite and were never considered a road favorite. Arizona went 6-5 ATS as the underdog last year, and 2-2 ATS as the home dog. The over/under sits at 40 ½ points. Go here to check if the line moves between now and Sunday's game.
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