Free NFL Prediction: Cardinals vs Steelers
Week 6 NFL betting sees the Arizona Cardinals taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday October 18th at the Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Arizona Cardinals (4-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2)
Date: Sunday October 18
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA
ATS Betting Lines Cardinals -3
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 44.5
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The Steelers came up with a thrilling win this last Monday night winning on a TD in the last play of the game. They now host a Cardinal team that got over their first loss of the season with a blowout win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The Cardinals are atop the NFC West with a 1 game lead over the Seahawks and the Steelers are at 3-2 and 2 games back of the undefeated Bengals in the AFC North.
The Steelers have won 4 of their last 5 games facing the Cardinals.
Carson Palmer leads the Cardinals and while he only had 161 passing yards in the win over the Lions he had 3 TD. This season he has 13 TD and only 3 INT and he guides the Arizona offense that is the highest scoring team in the NFL averaging 37 ppg.
Palmer has a solid WR corps led by the ageless Larry Fitzgerald, who ranks 5th in the league in receiving yards.
He is finally getting help from a rushing offense that is led by the resurgent Chris Johnson, who went over 100 rushing yards in the 42-17 win over the Lions.
Johnson ranks 2nd in the league in rushing yards and he has cracked the 100 yard barrier in 2 of the last 3 games.
The Steelers stuffed the run in their Monday night 24-20 win over the San Diego Chargers only giving up 62 rushing yards, but they did give up 354 passing yards.
Overall, Pittsburgh ranks 20th in the league defending the pass and 18th defending the run.
Michael Vick had a solid game in the win over San Diego passing for 203 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT and he made some key plays in the 4th quarter. He has a lost of weapons including star WR Antonio Browns and RB Le’Veon Bell.
Bell scored the game-winner over San Diego scoring a TD from 1 yard out in the last play of the game and overall he rushed for 111 yards.
While Arizona ranks in the middle of the pack (15th) in pass defense they lead the league with 11 INT.
However, Pittsburgh has only turned the ball over twice all season.
One big match up in this game is Bell facing an Arizona run defense that ranks 13th in the league.
NFL Betting Trends:
* Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
* Cardinals are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall.
* Cardinals have an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 games.
* Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
* Steelers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 44.5
NFL Free Score Prediction: Steelers 26 – Cardinals 23
While the Cardinals stuffed the run in the win over the Lions in their previous game, which was their only loss of the season, they gave up 164 rushing yards.
Bell will have a big game and the Steelers will not only cover as a 3-point underdog, but win the game as well.
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