Lions at Cardinals 12/9/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals
NFL: 4:25 PM EST
Dec. 09, 2018
The Detroit Lions visit State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday to play the Arizona Cardinals. The Lions fell to 4-8 on the season following a 30-16 setback against the Los Angeles Rams. Detroit has lost five of its last six since owning a winning record during October. Matthew Stafford threw for 245 yards and one touchdown.
Arizona improved to 3-9 on the season after a 20-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Cardinals’ kicker Zane Gonzalez booted a 44-yard field goal with just 1:41 left to play lifting the Cardinals to the win. Mason Crosby missed an attempt from 49 yards that would have tied the game for the Packers.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3,086 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The leading rusher for the Lions is Kerryon Johnson with 641 yards and three touchdowns. Kenny Golladay leads all receivers with 854 yards and five touchdowns. On defense, Jarrad Davis leads the team in tackles with 71, while Devon Kennard is the sacks leader with 6.0.
Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen has thrown for 1,670 yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The leading rusher for the Cardinals is David Johnson with 761 yards and six touchdowns. Christian Kirk leads the Cardinals with 43 receptions for 590 yards and three touchdowns. The leading tackler for the defense is Antoine Bethea with 97, while Chandler Jones is the sacks leader with 12.0.
Recent Betting Trends:
Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Lions last 6 versus the NFC
Arizona is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 in the NFC
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Cardinals last 8 versus the NFC
Free Betting Pick: Arizona Cardinals +2.5
Arizona has been competitive in several of its games that ended in losses and has covered the number in 6 of its 11 games. Head to head, Arizona has covered each of the last 7 on its home field against the Lions and 4 of the lost 5 overall against Detroit. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Cardinals win and cover ATS 27-21.