How To Bet On Cardinals Packers – Arizona’s Luck Has Officially Run Out
Arizona Cardinals @ Green Bay Packers – Sunday November 4, 2012 1:00PM EST
Everyone loves watching an underdog win, but sometimes that underdog is unable to sustain its momentum and things just start to fall apart. When the Arizona Cardinals start losing consecutive games, then NFL betting experts refer to that as things getting back to normal. The shame of it is that the Cardinals do have a talented football team. The problem is that there isn’t enough depth on the team to sustain a start like the one that Arizona has had. After starting 4-0, the Cardinals have lost three games in a row and things are not going to get any better in the desert.
Things in Green Bay are finally getting back to normal with the Packers riding a three-game winning streak heading into this week nine home game against the Cardinals. The sports betting experts are still not quite prepared to put the Packers in the same category as the Atlanta Falcons or San Francisco 49ers, but Green Bay is proving to be resilient in its pursuit of a playoff spot. With just a couple of more wins, the Packers should be able to eliminate the lingering pain of the week three debacle in Seattle that ended the referee’s lockout.
Why the Cardinals Will Win
The Arizona Cardinals used to have a defense that the team could rely on, but that has faded over the past few weeks. The Arizona defense is giving up huge plays and causing a lot of headaches for the struggling offense. If the Cardinals want to win this game, then the best approach is to try and rule the time of possession with a steady running game. With running back Beanie Wells fighting injury and the Cardinals’ offensive line struggling to hold blocks, running the ball against Green Bay may not be as easy as it sounds.
Why the Packers Will Win
The reason Green Bay is on its most recent winning streak is the elevated play of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The betting public has noticed that Rodgers always seems to have another gear to shift to when the team needs him, and that is exactly what he has done in the last three games. The Green Bay defense has also picked up its game significantly in the past few weeks, especially in the area of the pass rush. All the Packers have to do is to keep on playing its game if it wants to win.
The Bottom Line
The Cardinals are in definite danger of dropping below .500 if it continues its current pace. This is not the same team that went into New England and handed the Patriots its first home opening loss in a decade. This is the team that lost at home to the Buffalo Bills a couple of weeks ago. That team is not going anywhere, and the Packers are going to make sure that the Arizona losing streak is extended to four games.
Pick: Green Bay Packers