Things did not turn out like most predicted in the NFC West. Both the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks have played much better than many expected. Both teams conclude their season this week going head-to-head. The winner will have an 8-8 record; the loser will be 7-9, the exact same record the Seahawks had last year when they won the NFC West.
Arizona, who hosts this game, opened the week as three-point favorites. Most odds makers still have them there, with a few dropping it to two and a half points. The Cardinals are 8-7 against the spread. The Seahawks are 10-4-1 against the spread. Seattle has been playing strong football, particularly on defense, and covering the spread this week is not particularly far fetched.
The over/under on the game is 41 points. Both teams average about 20 points per game, while Arizona allows slightly more than their division rivals.