Cardinals Jets Odds
This game is between two teams that have very disappointed fans. The Cardinals won their first 4 games and have lost every game since. This could be a game where Shonn Greene dominates. The Cardinals are ranked 4th in the NFL against the pass (203.7 yards/game), but rank 23rd in the NFL against the run (124.2 yards/game).
Beanie Wells had good success in his first game back against the Rams as he ran for 48 yards on 17 carries and 2 touchdowns. For the first time in a long time, it was a successful day throwing the ball for the Cardinals. Lindley had 312 yards on 31 of 52 passing, but no touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Andre Roberts was the top receiver with 9 receptions for 92 yards. Their tight end Housler has a great day as well with 8 catches for 82 yards.
The Jets played the Patriots on Thanksgiving day and it was a day of turnovers and the Patriots just dominating the game. Right now the Jets are -4.5 and the total is set at 36.5.
Reasons why the Cardinals should cover:
This offense is coming off a huge game without the scoring. Ryan Lindley made a strong case to be the starting quarterback when Kolb comes back. With the struggles the Cardinals have had on offense anyone could be in line for the start.
With Beanie back they could have great success on the ground as the Jets defense isn’t what it once was. Their ranked 7th against the pass allowing just 211.3 yards/game but ranked 30th in the NFL against the run allowing 142.8 yards/game. Like I said before, this Cardinals offense is bad. They average 16.4 points/game and only average 292.3 yards/game. The Cardinals offense ranks 24th through the air (210.5 yards/game) and just 30th in running the ball (81.5 yards/game).
On the defensive side of the ball they rank 4th against the pass allowing just 203.7 yards/game and that is mainly thanks to the great crop of corners they have. They rank 23rd against the run allowing 124.2 yards on the ground. The Cardinals are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss. Their also 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Reasons why the Jets should cover:
Shonn Greene should have a very successful day against this Cardinals defense. If they Jets were smart, they would give Tebow a chance to show what he can do as their pretty much out of it the way their going. Their offense ranks 28th through the air (201.2 yards/game) and 15th on the ground (109.5 yards/game). The problem is their averaging 20.1 points/game, but their allowing 26.4 points/game to their opponents.
If Greene can have success against the run defense of the Cardinals, they have a very good chance. If they Jets can win the field position game, it could be a long day for Arizona.
Mark Sanchez has been very disappointing this year but has thrown for 2,339 yards and has completed 194 of 350 attempts with 12 touchdowns. Jeremy Kerley has been a big addition to the Jets passing offense with Holmes out as he has 45 catches for 664 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss but also 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.
This game will come down to which running back has the most success. If one of the quarterbacks has a little bit more success than the other, that could be a deciding factor as well. If Patrick Peterson is able to get a return touchdown or if a team has a defensive touchdown, that team is more than likely going to win!