Bills Cardinals Betting Predictions – Cardinals Look To Get Back On Track At Home Versus Bills
The Arizona Cardinals surprised even the hardcore sports betting experts when they opened the regular season with four-straight wins to jump out to the early lead in the NFC West. However, a loss at the St. Louis Rams last week dropped their record to 4-1, and forced them back in to a tie with the San Francisco 49ers for top spot in the division. Arizona has the benefit of an extra three days to prepare for their next game against the Buffalo Bills this weekend, and after watching the 49ers have their way with Buffalo last week it is clear that they have to get the job done in a similar fashion.
Buffalo Bills @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday October 14, 2012 – 4:05 PM ET
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals – 4.5
The Bills barely put up a fight in a 45-3 blowout loss to San Francisco, managing just 23:43 time of possession and turning the ball over twice when they did have it. A second-straight road game on the west coast won’t make things any easier on them, especially considering the shortcomings under center.
NFL Betting Preview: Buffalo Bills
The strength of the Buffalo offense is a pair of stud running backs in Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller, each of who have had big performances already this season. However, as we saw last week against one of the better run-defenses in the NFL, the Bills really struggled to get anything from their rushing attack and an early deficit forced them to the air. Ryan Fitzpatrick didn’t fare much better there where he threw for just 126 passing yards and an interception, and he will have his work cut out for him once again this week. The Buffalo defense spent over 36 minutes on the field last week, and it simply wore them down.
NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals
As long as the Cardinals can protect Kevin Kolb they will have an excellent chance to get back on track with a win. Pass protection was a major problem last week when Kolb was sacked a season-high nine times and hit even more than that, so look for Arizona to balance the offense with more running plays in an effort to slow the Bills’ pass rush down. It won’t help that Ryan Williams isn’t available due to injury, but the Cardinals should have Beanie Wells and William Powell good to go. The strength of this Arizona team so far has been a strong defense that has been able to force turnovers, and it should match up very well against Buffalo this Sunday.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Cardinals have enough weapons to compete in the NFC West this season, but it will take handling their business outside of the division to do so. Arizona has one of the easier schedules in the division this year, and after watching the 49ers dismantle the Bills to move in to a tie for first place, it is now on the Cardinals to respond with a big betting sites win of their own.
NFL Betting Pick: Arizona Cardinals