Week three of the NFL season is already upon us! Last week we went 2-0 on official plays and 3-0 if you you include our lean of the week. This week we look to continue the streak as we have two more official free plays. One of the picks will be another ten point teaser.
Our first selection we are headed down south to Arizona where the Cardinals and Lions square off. If you follow me on twitter you know these were two of my sleeper picks this season. Arizona has started off fast and Detroit has struggled to find an identity.
We are backing the Arizona Cardinals in this matchup. Detroit is 1-7 in their last 8 against the spread in Arizona. Detroit has struggled defensively. They are in the bottom 4 in YPG allowed, points per game allowed and rushing yards per game allowed they are dead last. They also are allowing 7YPC to quarterbacks over the first two weeks those two quarterbacks are not Kyler Murray. Arizona offensively is sixth in YPG and ranked 5th in Rushing YPG. I see Kyler Murray and the offense being able to extend drives with quick screen passes and also with Murray using his feet. Don't be surprised if Murray finds the end zone once again this week.
When we flip to the other side of the ball we have an Arizona defense that is ranked second in points per game allowed. Detroit can score points however I do not think they will be able to stop Arizona on the other side of the ball and that will allow the Cardinals defense to pin back their ears and get after Stafford. I can see Chandler Jones and that defense getting multiple sacks and maybe even a defensive score in this game. I think the final score will be in the range of 35-24 Arizona.
Pick: Cardinals -5.5 (-110)
Pick number two: 10 point teaser (-130)
Tampa Bay +4.5
Green Bay Packers +13
Kansas City +13.5
LEAN: 13 point teaser (-140)