Results: W, $200Analysis:
Considering the lack of offense on both sides, taking this
many points is huge.
The Cardinals' defense is playing well, but their offense has
put up more than 23 points only once during the past 12 games.
Aside from Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals have no playmakers on
offense and Kevin Kolb never has taken full advantage of
Fitzgerald's considerable skills.
Miami ranks No. 3 in run defense giving up less than 2.5 yards
per run. The Cardinals are 26th in rushing and their backfield
depth took a hit with the loss of Beanie Wells. Arizona ranks 29th
in passing yards and 31st in total offense. It's easy to knock
rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but Miami averages more than 100
yards per game than Arizona does. It's a big plus that Reggie Bush
appears ready to play. He's the Dolphins' best weapon and is off to
his finest start.
The Cardinals have the best record in the NFL during the last
12 regular-season games going 10-2. But Miami has covered five of
its last six road games and is 7-1 ATS the past eight times when
playing a foe with a winning record.
The Cardinals are on a nice roll, but the oddsmaker has caught
up to them. This has all the makings of a play-for-field-position
type of game that is decided by a field goal at the end.
Pick Made: Sep 28 2012 6:46AM PST