Thursday night, we get a great match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. With much interest in this game between two 6-3 NFC West rivals, it should live up to the hype.
If you can’t decide on the line (currently at Cards +3), I am here to give you some prop bets to consider. Coming off a two-game primetime slate break to regather after some brutal beats, tonight is the time to get ahead.
Prop Bets to consider record: 1-5
The records lousy, which is why the break was taken to hopefully refresh after Sunday’s game. In that one, the worst loss was the Packers -3.5 in the first quarter. Not only did Green Bay not score on their opening possession for the first time this season, but they also trailed 3-0 after one. On the opening play of the second quarter, Aaron Rodgers hit Marquez Valdez-Scantling for a 78-yard touchdown.
No excuses. Here’s what to consider tonight as we bounce back.
Kyler Murray Over 285.5 Passing Yards (-110)
Kyler Murray is facing a Seahawks secondary that’s allowing the most passing yards per game in the NFL. Although Murray has thrown for less than 283 yards in three of the last four, the one time he had more was against this same Seattle team in Week 7. In that game, he threw for 360 yards.
This comes down to the Seahawks’ lack of ability to stop opponents through the air more than anything else. It is the electric Kyler Murray, and his arsenal of weapons just gives me that much more confidence.
Russell Wilson Over 34.5 Rushing Yards (-110)
Playing off of Murray’s over in passing yards hitting, and the resulting high scoring affair I’m expecting, this Russell Wilson line was too good to pass up. Chris Carson is unlikely to suit up in this one, though Carlos Hyde could return. The Seahawks are going to be relying heavily on their pass game to keep up with the Cardinals’ offense.
That’s why I envision Wilson having many opportunities to pick up yardage on the ground. The last time they played, he ran for 84 yards.
D.K. Metcalf Over 5.5 Receptions (-130)
Initially, I liked this line the other way, or so I thought. After more diving in, and trusting D.K. Metcalf to be hungrier than ever against a Cardinals team that shut him down a few weeks ago, I confidently switched sides.
In their last game, Patrick Peterson held Metcalf to just 2 catches for 23 yards. In fact, D.K. only saw five total targets in the entire game. Russ was clearly avoiding the match-up and looking to Tyler Lockett, who had 20 targets. He absolutely went off, too, with 15 receptions for 200 yards the three touchdowns.
I don’t want to bet against an angry Metcalf with a point to prove. I have a feeling he has been in Wilson’s ear in the lead up to this one and Russ will allow him to make a statement.
In a high scoring affair, I’m expecting D.K. Metcalf to have one of his now usual stellar performances.