NFL gambling odds continue to go up and down with the Arizona Cardinals as their quarterbacking problems make them a dicey choice with the NFL gambling lines.
The Arizona Cardinals will host the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday with a telecast on FOX set to begin at 4:20 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with Arizona as a 3 point home favorite and with an over/under of 39.5.
Tampa Bay has a NFL football betting record of 4-2 straight up and 3-3 against the spread with 4 of their games going under the total. The Bucs are coming off an 18-17 home win over St. Louis although they failed to cover as 3 point chalks.
An improved defense has been the catalyst for the improved play from last year as the Bucs rank 17th for points allowed while the offense has shown modest improvement and ranks 23rd. Second year quarterback Josh Freeman leads an improved passing attack that ranks 18th and is not making the same mistakes as his rookie season of last year.
Arizona has a betting on NFL football of 3-3 straight up and 2-4 against the spread with 4 of their games going over the total. The Cardinals are coming off a bad 22-10 loss at Seattle as both Derek Anderson and Max Hall were horrific at QB, which has been the weakness of coach Ken Whisenhunt’s team this year.
Hall suffered a concussion in the loss and Anderson had to replace him. Hal is questionable for this game. Arizona ranks dead last in passing and a poor 28th for points allowed. They are fortunate to be in the weak NFC West Division where they are just a game behind the Seahawks. Without better QB play however they don’t stand a chance.
The Cardinals have beaten the NFL gambling odds in 7 of their last 10 games when coming off a loss against the spread. Arizona has paid out in just 2 of their last 7 games as a favorite.
Tampa Bay has gone under the total in 11 of their last 13 games overall while Arizona has gone over the total in 21 of their last 27 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.