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Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals Betting Tips - 09/12/18

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Friday 7th December 2018

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Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals Betting Tips - 09/12/18

Event name: Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium

Event date: 09/12/2018

OVERVIEW

Two teams with little to play for meet in ‘the desert’ as the Arizona Cardinals welcome the Detroit Lions. Realistically, the best each of these teams can hope for this season is to finish third in their respective divisions after disappointing seasons. The Lions are favourites to win this one.

RECENT FORM

The Arizona Cardinals have endured a long, difficult season and they currently sit third in the NFC West with a record of 3-9. They are one win ahead of the 49ers and four behind second placed Seattle. The Cardinals actually picked up a rare win last week, beating the Green Bay Packers in a game that proved to be the end for Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. That was the Cardinals’ first win in four games, including a disappointing defeat to the Oakland Raiders.

The Lions looked as though they could challenge for the play-offs on a couple of occasions this season, but their inconsistency has left them bottom of the NFC North, albeit just a tie behind the Packers with a record of 4-8. The Lions are only two wins behind the Vikings in second, but they have no chance of making the postseason after a run which has seen them win just one game in their last six. The Lions have also lost their last two games, most recently losing 30-16 to the in-form LA Rams.

TEAM NEWS

The Cardinals are likely to be without Budda Baker and Deone Bucannon through injury with both players listed as DNPs on Thursday. Markus Golden and Korey Cunningham were both limited.

The Lions had just one absentee from Thursday’s practice. Kerryon Johnson missed out with a knee injury. Ezekiel Ansah, Trevor Bates and QB Matthew Stafford were among eight who were limited.

PREDICTION

This is a tough one to call with both teams in poor form. The Lions probably have the more talented roster of the two teams, but they are looking down and out at the moment. This could be a second straight win for the home team who come into this game on the back of a huge win. A narrow Cardinals win.

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