New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals Betting Pick
Ricky Gray | December 13, 2022
Mac Jones and the Patriots will face Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.
This game is likely to become an offense versus defense battle very quickly as the Monday Night Football game kicks off.
The New England Patriots, with a record of 6-6 this season, will face the Arizona Cardinals who have a record of 4-8 at the moment.
The Patriots are 3-3 when playing on the road and have one of the best defenses in the NFL. However, they’re currently at the bottom of the AFC East.
Although they’re at the bottom of the division, there is no doubt just how talented this team has been at times, especially starting quarterback Mac Jones.
He leads the offense well, the only problem is he doesn’t have very many targets to throw to. The Patriots as a team average just 214 passing yards per game, ranking 21st.
As a team, they’re scoring just 20.8 points per game, ranking 19th overall this season. This is why their ability as a defensive team is so important.
This season, the Patriots rank sixth in the NFL in points per game, allowing just 18.8 points per game. They’ll need every bit of this defense as they face the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals have a 1-6 record at home and have one of the worst defenses in the league. There are also several concerns surrounding Kyler Murray, who has also struggled this season.
As a team, the Cardinals are averaging 22 points per game, ranking 17th overall. Their defense, however, is giving up 26.8 points per game, ranking last in the NFL.
Because of this, we’ll go with Mac Jones and the Patriots on the road.
Ricky’s Pick: New England Patriots -1.5, UNDER