NFL Betting Predictions - Cardinals vs. Falcons Free Picks For Week 12

Nikki Adams

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:35 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 5:35 PM UTC

Arizona Cardinals are in trouble and a well-rested Atlanta Falcons pose a tough ask at the Georgia Dome. We analyse this tilt and proffer up our choice NFL picks to spot.

 Cardinals vs. Falcon

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
1:00 PM ET



Point Spread Value

On paper, the Cardinals look the real deal with plenty of solid ball players on both sides of the ball. Yet, inexplicably, things are just not going to plan as they are a woeful 4-5-1 SU and 3-7-0 ATS thus far, a run of form highlighted by a -3.6 losing margin and -1.8 differential versus the spread. Last Sunday’s 30-24 loss to the free-falling Vikings was yet another example of the many frustrating accounts by Carson Palmer and the Cards this season. More importantly, news of Bruce Arians’ hospitalisation this week can’t be good for the team and their preparations for week 12 NFL betting. The Falcons have had a couple of weeks to put behind them the disappointing 24-15 loss to the Eagles. Matt Ryan had a subpar day by his lofty 2016 standards. Suppose everyone is entitled to a bad day in the office.  Falcons are 6-4-0 ATS this season with a 3.7 winning margin on average and + 4.4 differential versus the spread. Shade the Falcons on your week 12 NFL picks.


Free NFL Pick: Falcons -4 (-105)Best Line Offered: at BetCRIS

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The Survivor

The Atlanta Falcons may only be 2-2 SU at the Georgia Dome but the Cardinals are just 1-3 SU on their travels. Crucially, they’ve lost to Bills, Panthers and Vikings on the road – teams that aren’t without their fair share of problems. Consider they can’t beat those opponents, what realistic shot do they have against a soaring Falcons side that is vying for the NFC South crown. It’s hard to look past the home win for week 12 NFL picks until proven otherwise.


Free NFL Pick: Falcons -197Best Line Offered: at MatchBook

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Game Total

The clash between the Cardinals and Falcons represents a clash between the stout passing defence of Arizona and the high-rolling passing offence of Atlanta. It’s anybody’s guess unit will dominate proceedings on the field. According to the NFL betting markets that roll out a high total for this game we can assume a shootout is expected; thereby, it follows cool Matty Ice and the Falcons will dominate. Another aspect that has this game cracking the OVER is the Falcons defence that is quite porous. Carson Palmer could have a good day too in some respects. Atlanta currently holds the best OVER record in the league – 8-2-0 which includes a whopping +11.8 differential versus the total.

 Free NFL Pick: Over 50 (-110)Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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