NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Football Team
The Washington Football Team (1-0) are one-touchdown underdogs on Sunday, September 20, 2020 against the Arizona Cardinals (1-0). The point total is set at 46.5 for the outing.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 20, 2020 Game Time: 4:05 PM ET TV Channel: FOX Location: Glendale, AZ Stadium: State Farm Stadium
Cardinals Players to WatchKyler Murray threw for 3,722 yards while completing 64.4% of his passes (349-of-542), with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 16 games last year (232.6 yards per game). He also carried the ball 93 times for 544 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 34.0 yards per game. Kenyan Drake took 171 attempts for 823 rushing yards a season ago (58.8 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns in 14 games. He also caught 50 passes for 345 yards (24.6 receiving yards per game). Last season, DeAndre Hopkins hauled in 104 passes (on 150 targets) for 1,165 yards (77.7 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns in 15 games. Larry Fitzgerald's statline last year showed 75 grabs for 804 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games. He put up 50.3 receiving yards per game and was targeted 109 times. Over 13 games in 2019, Christian Kirk caught 68 passes on 108 targets for 709 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 54.5 receiving yards per game. Chandler Jones boasted an impressive statline of 19.0 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 55 tackles over 16 games. Jordan Hicks collected 148 tackles, 11.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and three interceptions in 16 games over his 2019 campaign.
Washington Players to WatchKyle Allen racked up 3,322 passing yards (255.5 yards per game) with a 62% completion percentage last year (303-of-489), while throwing 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 13 games. Peyton Barber ran for 470 yards on 154 carries (29.4 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns in 16 games a season ago. Terry McLaurin reeled in 58 passes for 919 yards last season and scored seven touchdowns. He was targeted 93 times and averaged 65.6 yards per game over 14 outings. Steven Sims added 34 grabs for 310 yards and four touchdowns over the course of 16 games last year. He was targeted 56 times and put up 19.4 receiving yards per game. Over 16 games in 2019, Jeremy Sprinkle caught 26 passes on 40 targets for 241 yards and one touchdown, averaging 15.1 receiving yards per game. Matt Ioannidis put together a solid body of work a year ago, collecting 8.5 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 64 tackles over 16 games. In 15 games over the course of his 2019 campaign, Landon Collins racked up 116 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and one sack. Last season, Fabian Moreau hauled in three interceptions and added 43 tackles and five passes defended in 12 games.
Arizona vs Washington: Last 5 Meetings
In the past five matchups between these two teams, Washington has the edge with a 3-2 record over Arizona. Washington has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, totaling 109 points while Arizona put up 103.
Cardinals vs Football Team: Last Five Meetings
When the Cardinals have the ball...Arizona scored 4.6 fewer points per game last year (22.6) than Washington gave up (27.2). Arizona finished 5-4-1 in games when it scored at least 22.6 points last season. When Washington allowed no more than 16.6 points last season, it had a 3-5 record. In 2019, Arizona averaged 43.4 fewer yards per game (341.7), than Washington allowed per contest (385.1). When Arizona piled up 341.7 or more yards in a game last season, the team went 4-4-1. When Washington held its opponents to 385.1 yards or less last year, it had a 3-4 record. Last season, Arizona racked up 124.4 yards per game on the ground, 21.8 fewer per game than Washington allowed per contest (146.2). Last year, Arizona put together a 4-2 record in games the team rushed for at least 124.4 yards. When Washington limited its opponents to 146.2 rushing yards or less last season, it went 2-6. Last year, Arizona turned the ball over 1.1 times per game, only 0.3 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.4 Washington forced on average. Arizona went 5-5-1 in 2019 when it turned the ball over 1.1 times or less. When it forced at least 1.4 turnovers last season, Washington had a 3-2 record.
When Washingtonhas the ball...Washington scored 16.6 points per game last year, 11 fewer than Arizona gave up per contest (27.6). When Washington recorded at least 16.6 points last season, it went 3-5 overall. Last season, Arizona had a 5-4-1 record in games when it held opponents to 22.6 or fewer points. Washington racked up 126.9 fewer yards per game in 2019 (275.1), than Arizona gave up per outing (402). When Arizona totaled 341.7 or more yards in a game last season, the team went 4-4-1. In games Arizona limited its opponents to 402 or fewer yards last year, it recorded a 4-2 record. Washington rushed for 98.9 yards per game last season, 21.2 fewer per game than the 120.1 Arizona allowed per outing. Washington had a 2-5 record when the team rushed for at least 98.9 yards last year. Arizona went 4-5-1 when holding opponents to 120.1 rushing yards or less last season. Washington turned the ball over 1.3 times per game last year, just 0.2 more turnovers per game than the 1.1 Arizona forced on average. In 2019, Washington finished 2-8 when it turned the ball over 1.3 times or less. When it forced 1.1 or more turnovers last season, Arizona compiled a 2-3-1 record.
Cardinals Fantasy LeadersMurray was the No. 9 fantasy player overall and the No. 8 fantasy quarterback in 2019 with 285.3 points (averaging 17.8 per game). Drake racked up 164.8 fantasy points a season ago (11.8 per game), good enough to place him 56th overall and 18th among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings. Last year, Hopkins averaged 11.0 fantasy points per game on the way to 164.5 total fantasy points. That made him the 57th-ranked fantasy player overall and the 10th-ranked wide receiver. Fitzgerald put together the 117th-ranked fantasy season (42nd among wide receivers) in 2019 with 102.4 fantasy points, averaging 6.4 per game.
Washington Fantasy LeadersAllen's productive 2019 fantasy season gave him the No. 44 spot overall and the No. 28 spot among QBs. He totaled 177.5 fantasy points on the year (13.7 per game). Last year, McLaurin finished as the 83rd-ranked fantasy player overall and the 24th-ranked wide receiver. He put up 133.9 fantasy points, averaging 9.6 per game. Barber was the No. 39 running back and the No. 121 fantasy player overall with 100.5 total points last season (6.3 per game). Dwayne Haskins' 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 154 player overall and the No. 36 quarterback after he put up 76.7 fantasy points (8.5 per game).
Cardinals vs Football Team Betting Information
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Cardinals Betting InsightsArizona went 7-6-1 against the spread last year. Arizona's games went over the point total in eight out of 14 opportunities last season (57.1%).
Cardinals Home TrendsArizona's record against the spread in home games last year was just 3-4, and its record at home overall was 2-5-1. Arizona hit the over in 50% of its home games last year (four of eight opportunities). Arizona's home games last season averaged 51.5 total points, 5.0 more than this contest's over/under (46.5).
Washington Betting InsightsWashington compiled a losing 5-9 record against the spread last year. Just eight of Washington's 14 games with a betting line last year went over the point total (42.9% of its opportunities).
Washington Road TrendsWashington's record against the spread in away games last year was just 3-4, and its record on the road overall was 2-6. Washington hit the over in just 25% of its away games last year (two of eight opportunities). The average total in Washington's away games last season was 41 points, 5.5 fewer than this outing's over/under (46.5).
Additional InfoLast season, Arizona played in nine games that finished with a combined score higher than 46.5 (56.2% of matchups). Five of Washington's games went over 46.5 points last year (31.2% of matchups). These two teams averaged a combined 39.2 points per game last season, 7.3 fewer points than the over/under for this matchup. Combined, these teams gave up 54.8 points per contest last year, 8.3 more points than the total for this game. The average point total in Arizona's outings last season was 50.2, 3.7 more points than the over/under for this game. Washington had a 43.8-point average over/under in its contests last year, 2.7 fewer points than this game's total.
Mason Cole: Out (Hamstring),
Maxx Williams: Out (Ankle),
Josh Jones: Questionable (Ankle),
Kylie Fitts: Questionable (Wrist)
Kendall Fuller: Questionable (Knee),
Cole Holcomb: Out (Knee),
Thomas Davis Sr.: Questionable (Calf)
Last Updated on 2020-9-20 2:18 a.m. EDT