The Seattle Seahawks can cut Arizona’s lead atop the NFC West standings to one game with a third consecutive straight-up win when they play host to the Cardinals on Sunday night as 3-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Seahawks improved to 4-2 SU in their last six with a slim 13-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys prior to their bye last weekend.
However, the team continued their inconsistent performance at the sportsbooks, failing to cover as 4.5-point road favorites against the Cowboys, dropping them to 1-3-1 against the spread in their past four, and a meager 2-7-2 ATS over their last 11.
The Seattle defense upped its game in the team’s two recent wins, holding the Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers to just 15 total points, but enter Sunday night’s Cardinals vs. Seahawks betting matchup at CenturyLink Field without a SU win this season against teams with a record of .500 or better.
The Cardinals, meanwhile, look to have regained the form that lifted them to an early 3-0 SU record, posting back-to-back wins over Cleveland and Baltimore in their last two.
Quarterback Carson Palmer has connected on six touchdown passes during the Cardinals’ current win streak, but will have to contend with a Seahawks pass defense that leads the NFL, holding opponents to just 172 total passing yards in their last two.
Arizona, who is also coming off a bye, has also dominated without the ball, with its overall team defense trailing only the Seahawks and league-leading Denver Broncos.
The Cardinals have surrendered an average of just 47 rushing yards in their last two but could face a challenge against the Seahawks’ ground game, particularly with rushers Marshawn Lynch and Thomas Rawls, who both have suffered injuries this season, returning to action well rested.
Arizona managed just nine total points in a pair of SU and ATS losses to the Seahawks last season, and are just 1-4 SU in their last five visits to Seattle, and 3-7 SU in their last 10 overall according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The club has also been dismal in recent contests following a bye, winless SU in their last six on the road, while going 2-7 SU, 3-6 ATS, in their last nine overall.
Seattle has also struggled coming off a bye, winning their last two SU, but going 5-11 SU in their last 16. However, they have only hosted one of their last 10 following a bye week, posting a dominating 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints as 6.5-point chalk in their most recent such home date two years ago.