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Boomer: Players under most pressure in Week 16
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Boomer: Players under most pressure in Week 16
Saturday December 20th, 2014

The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the hottest teams in the NFL and can again state their case as not only the best team in the NFC West but also the entire conference when they visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football.

The defending Super Bowl champions have definitely looked the part over the last month, winning four games in a row both straight-up and against the spread. That’s one of the reasons the Cardinals are the biggest underdogs as an 11-3 team since 1983.

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Arizona is an eight-point home underdog against Seattle at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Cardinals have been outstanding as home dogs over the past four seasons though, going 10-3 SU, including 3-0 this season with wins over the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs. Their last loss as a home dog came last year against the Seahawks, who beat them 34-22 as five-point favorites.

The Cardinals are coming off a 12-6 victory against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday Night Football as a six-point road underdog, with rookie kicker Chandler Catanzaro providing all of the team’s scoring with four field goals. But the team is down to third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley due to a knee injury suffered by Drew Stanton against the Rams.

Seattle eliminated the 49ers from playoff contention last week in a 17-7 win, beating them for the second time in three weeks after coming in as nine-point home favorites. They were able to knock out the 49ers thanks to a controversial roughing the passer penalty early in the fourth quarter that allowed Seattle to score a touchdown instead of settling for a field goal. That turned out to be the final score of the game, and it put the Seahawks in position to take the division lead away from the Cardinals with a victory Sunday night, which would give them a sweep of Arizona in the season series.

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The Seahawks are 10-3 SU in their past 13 games as road favorites according to the OddsShark NFL Database, going 8-5 ATS.

The total on this Seahawks-Cardinals betting matchup is the lowest of any game in Week 16 at 36 due to the great defenses that both teams have. The UNDER has cashed in six of Seattle’s last eight games as a road favorite. The UNDER is also 8-3 in Arizona’s previous 11 games as a home underdog, including 5-1 in its past six.

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