NFL odds and lines 2013, Week 8: Falcons vs. Cardinals

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The Cardinals are slight favorites over the Falcons at home.

The Arizona Cardinals host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8, and Vegas is predicting a close match. According to betting website OddsShark, the Cardinals are favored by just 2.5 points over the Falcons.

The Cardinals dropped their second straight game last Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks, losing 34-22. They were five-point underdogs and failed to beat the line. Arizona fell to 3-4 on the season and is 4-3 against the spread. The offense continues to struggle with Carson Palmer under center and a sputtering run game.

Atlanta snapped their three game losing streak in Week 7 with a big 31-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They were favored by six points and had little trouble covering the spread. The Falcons moved to 2-4 in the standings and are also 2-4 against the spread. The offense is still ravaged by injuries -- Roddy White and Steven Jackson both missed their last game and it's unknown if they will be ready to play this week.

For more betting details on this matchup, head over to OddsShark.

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