The Arizona Cardinals and the Miami Dolphins will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Hard Rock Stadium.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Miami Dolphins
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 11, 2016
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
|115||ARIZONA||-1 (-110)||43.5 (-110)||-130
TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Dolphins -1. O/U: 43.5
PREDICTION: Cardinals 28, Dolphins 16
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 2-point favorites versus the Dolphins, while the game’s total is sitting at 43½.
ABOUT THE CARDINALS (5-6-1): Arizona is making its first trek to play a regular-season game in Miami since 2004. How long ago was that? Well, veteran wideout Larry Fitzgerald began his active streak (191) of catching at least one pass in that contest, which he capped with a touchdown reception with 19 seconds remaining to push the Cardinals to a 24-23 victory. Fitzgerald (NFL high-tying 88 catches) is a trusted target of veteran Carson Palmer, who recorded his 48th career 300-yard performance last week and 21st as a member of Arizona to reside one shy of Kurt Warner’s franchise record.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 31-23 winner as they battled the Redskins at home. The Cardinals covered in the match as a -2.5-point favorite, while 54 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 5-6-1 SU,4-8 ATS
Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games
ABOUT THE DOLPHINS (7-5): Jay Ajayi announced his presence by eclipsing the 200-yard plateau in back-to-back outings and adding a 111-yard performance coming out of the team’s bye before being held under 80 yards in each of his last four games. The second-year back could continue to struggle to amass yards versus Arizona, which boasts the second-ranked total defense (297.3). Jarvis Landry erupted for 11 catches last week while Miami tried in vain to rally versus Baltimore, but should be shadowed by Patrick Peterson. Linebacker Kiko Alonso (team-leading 97 tackles) missed practice on Thursday due to thumb and hamstring injuries and is unsure if he’ll play on Sunday.
Team record: 7-5 SU,6-5-1 ATS
Miami is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games
1. Johnson would tie Edgerrin James (2005) with 13 straight 100 scrimmage yard games to begin a season should the former reach triple digits on Sunday.
2. Miami DE Cameron Wake, who leads the team with 8.5 sacks, recorded a franchise-best 4.5 in his last meeting with Arizona.
3. The Cardinals are just 1-4 on the road this season after winning seven of eight away from home last season.