Cardinals road favorites in Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football

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The Arizona Cardinals can clinch the NFC West division crown with a win when they battle the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football as 3.5-point road betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Arizona rides a seven-game straight up win streak into Sunday night’s Cardinals vs. Eagles betting matchup at Lincoln Financial Field, but have failed to reward bettors during their current tear, going 1-3 against the spread in their past four games.

The Cardinals have struggled to score points in recent weeks, averaging just 23 per game over their past three after averaging over 35 per game in their previous three.

Fortunately, the Arizona defense has been up to the task, holding opponents to just 12 points per game in their last three, while effectively containing opposing rushers who have averaged just 68.3 ground yards and run for just one total touchdown.

Arizona’s recent low-scoring affairs have also forced the point total UNDER in their last three games, after playing OVER in eight of their first 10.

After suffering SU losses in four of five games through the end of November, a stretch that dropped them to 4-7 SU and seemingly out of playoff contention, Philadelphia has rebounded with a pair of big wins over New England and Buffalo.

The Eagles’ current win streak is even more impressive considering the beatings they suffered in their previous two games, surrendering a combined 90 points to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions in a pair of blowout losses.

Two weeks ago Philadelphia effectively turned a pair of Tom Brady interceptions into 14 points and added a third major on a Darren Sproles 83-yard punt return in their stunning 35-28 defeat of a Patriots team that sits as a favorite on the odds to win Super Bowl 50.

The Eagles followed that up with a 23-20 win over the Bills despite being dominated in both time of possession and total yards.

Philadelphia may need lightning to strike a third time if they are to steal a win against the Cardinals, who are 4-1 SU in their last five against the Eagles, going undefeated ATS during that stretch according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

But win or lose on Sunday, a playoff spot still remains within the Eagles’ grasp. Philadelphia enters Week 15 deadlocked with Washington and New York at 6-7 in the NFC East, but currently trails the Redskins on tiebreakers.

With SU victories over Washington and the Giants, whom they face in the final two weeks of the campaign, the Eagles would seize the edge in tiebreakers on both division rivals, should the clubs remain deadlocked in the divisional standings at the end of the regular season schedule.

Broncos double-digit favorites on Sunday night vs. winless, depleted Giants

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The Denver Broncos head into Sunday night with the largest spread they have had at home after a bye week in at least 25 years. The Broncos are 11.5-point favorites against the winless New York Giants with a 38.5-point total for the Week 6 Sunday Night Football matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Denver is 6-1 straight-up and against the spread in post-bye week games dating back to 2010. There’s a similar long-running trend of Denver being 7-2 SU and ATS in home games following a bye week since 2003. However, this is the first time since 1996 that Denver has been a double-digit favorite in that scenario.

The Giants, which are 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS, had three wide receivers, including Odell Beckham Jr., sustain season-ending injuries last week. That has left QB Eli Manning with WR Roger Lewis (15 career catches) and WR Tavarres King as his main outside targets. Slot WR Sterling Shephard (sprained ankle) could be inactive.

While team performances tend to gravitate toward the mean with time, the Giants will need to show something new – with replacement-level personnel – in order to move the ball against a Denver pass defense which allows only 6.2 yards per pass, fifth-best in the NFL.

The Broncos’ top-ranked defense, led by OLB Von Miller, is also first in run defense and has every starter healthy. While NFC teams are a combined 1-10 SU on the road against Denver since 2012, the Giants are a solid 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the AFC.

Denver, 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS, has been quietly efficient on offense. The Broncos, with QB Trevor Siemian, are in the middle of the NFL pack in yards per pass, but they are facing a Giants secondary that is minus CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (suspension) and has also had inconsistent play from CB Eli Apple.

Denver, 7-2 ATS over its last nine home games in October, has been good at opening holes for the tandem of C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles, who are each capable of making things happen in the open field if the tackling gets sloppy. New York also won’t have DT Olivier Vernon drawing double teams up front and keeping blockers off MLB Damon Harrison.

Unless the Broncos stop themselves, they should be able to grind out a workmanlike win.

The total has gone over in three of the Giants’ last four games against the Broncos, according to the OddsShark NFL Database. The total has gone over in six of the Broncos’ last seven games as a favorite of 11.0 points or more.

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Watch Indianapolis Colts vs. Seattle Seahawks live on NBC

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The Seattle Seahawks host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football as both teams look to get back to .500.

Russell Wilson will be the focal point of the Seahawks offense after throwing for a career-high 373 yards and four touchdowns in a losing effort vs. the Titans in Week 3. Wilson’s ability to avoid the rush and use his legs will be on full display as Seattle’s offensive line continues to struggle.

On the defensive side, the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” will look to get back on track at home in a raucous environment against Colts QB Jacoby Brissett who is filling in for an injured Andrew Luck.

If the Colts have any chance to pull off the upset on the road, Brissett will have to use his legs and connect on some deep throws to T.Y. Hilton.

Football Night in America

Start time: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

Colts vs. Seahawks

Start time: 8:30 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app