NFL Picks: Cardinals vs. Eagles

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:33 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 3:33 PM UTC

Nick Foles is locked in as the starter and will try to lead the Eagles to another win, this time at home over the Cardinals. Will he do it? Can he earn the Eagles a spot amongst our NFL picks?

Odds Overview

Again home-field advantage is the difference, with Philadelphia favored by a field goal. An NFL betting line of 3.5 can also be found if you think the Cardinals are the right side with your NFL picks. The total's at either 48 or 48.5 points depending on the sportsbook.

Arizona enters with a 7-4 SU and 7-4 ATS record, while the Eagles are 6-5 both straight up and against the spread.

Arizona Cardinals

What a month it's been for the Cardinals.

They've won four straight games, beating Atlanta (27-13), Houston (27-24) and Indianapolis (40-11) at home and Jacksonville (27-14) on the road.

Arizona's latest victory was easily their most impressive, as they trounced Andrew Luck and the Colts. It was domination from start to finish, with the Cardinals racing out to a 27-3 lead by halftime and never looking back.

Carson Palmer was terrific, completing 26-of-37 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns, both of which were caught by Larry Fitzgerald. Michael Floyd was Palmer's favorite target though, ending up with seven catches for 104 yards.

Overall, the Cardinals' momentum couldn't be higher right now. They're going to need all the help they can get against another hot team in Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are tied with Dallas in the NFC East, thanks to a three-game winning streak which has seen them overcome Oakland (49-20), Green Bay (27-13) and Washington (24-16).

It's been two weeks since we saw Philadelphia beat the Redskins by eight points.

QB Nick Foles had 298 passing yards but was held without a passing touchdown – he did find the endzone with his legs and added 47 total rushing yards. LeSean McCoy was the standout, as he finished with 150 total yards and two touchdowns in the win.

We may not want to read too much into this winning run though. The Eagles were fortunate to play the 4-7 Raiders and then faced off against a Packers team missing Aaron Rodgers. Plus, the Redskins have really been bad lately.

Nonetheless, there's no doubt Foles' efforts have stabilized this team, giving Chip Kelly a legitimate chance of reaching the playoffs in his first season as an NFL head coach. He's completing 63.6 percent of his passes and has 16 passing touchdowns (without an interception) on the season.

NFL Picks: Week 13 NFL Value Picks

NFL Pick

 It's hard to ignore Foles' record as the starter, but the Cardinals are playing great football right now and we don't want to go against them either. Both teams are playing well, making it hard to decipher where the best betting value lies on the NFL odds given.

So, let's go with a total play instead for this Week 13 battle.

Arizona may be having a tad bit of trouble running the ball, but Palmer has been managing this offense well and the Cardinals have scored 27+ points in four consecutive weeks. Their defense has been on top of things lately, but they haven't dealt with as talented as an offense as Philadelphia for a while.

On the other side of the ball, we don't trust the Eagles to stop anyone, so our best bet here is to take the OVER 48 points. We expect good things out of both passing offenses this week.

Pick: OVER 48

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