Arizona Cardinals (2-9) at Green Bay Packers (4-6-1)
NFL Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Lambeau Field)
Arizona Cardinals +14 Green Bay Packers -1200 Arizona Cardinals +775 Total: 44.5
FREE NFL Pick Arizona Cardinals vs Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are coming off a loss against a good Vikings team on the road, but the Packers get to come home to Lambeau this week. The Packers are going to need to get hot late in the season, and will need some help to sneak into the playoffs this year. Aaron Rodgers’ pass completion percentage is at a 61.7% which is low for Rodgers. He has been careful with the ball too, only throwing one interception this year so far. Rodgers stats are a little down so far this year, but December seems to be his month over the years. Another key to this weeks game is another Aaron, and that is Aaron Jones (the running back for the Pack). Jones has had at least one touchdown in the last three games. He has averaged 5.8 yards a carry the last 3 games as well. The Packers have the hardest strength of schedule in the NFL, however the last 5 games become easier.
The Arizona Cardinals had a rough week last week as they lost to the angry Chargers. The Cardinals are still trying to find themselves 12 weeks into the season, with first year head coach Steven Wilks and a rookie Quarterback Josh Rosen. Josh has thrown for 10 touchdowns and had 11 interceptions, and has the worst QBR in the league. David Johnson, the last 3 games has 298 rushing yards and an average of 4.6 yards a carry with a touchdown. The rushing attack however ranks dead last in the NFL. The Cardinals defense has struggled because they have been on the field a majority of the time. The Cardinals have faced about 67.5 plays a game and that ranks 29th in the NFL.
Green Bay Packers
With Aaron Rodgers at Quarterback the Pack is 16-1 at home in December.
Green Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Arizona.
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona.
The total has gone over in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Arizona’s last 23 games on the road.
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Green Bay.
FREE NFL Prediction Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers
This is a swing game. If the Packers come out and take care of business, this could be the start at a run to the playoffs. Green Bay needs this win more than the Cardinals need it. If the Packers come out lazy and lose they can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye. The weather at Lambeau is supposed to be 36 degrees with an 80% chance of precipitation. The Cardinals are a warm weather team who play in a dome. Also the Cardinals defense has been giving up 26.6 points a game this year. Whereas Green Bay is giving up around 24.3 points a game. With these defenses giving up this many points on average the over seems inevitable. I expect a big game from Aaron Rodgers as he stated last week he played bad. The Packers will bounce back and win big this week, as they make a playoff push. The Cardinals need to come out with a nothing to lose attitude if they plan on covering the spread. With a spread this wide at 14, it is hard to cover. Which is why I’m leaning with the OVER in this one!