Thursday Night Football Betting Overview and Player Props

Arizona Cardinals (6-3) vs Seattle Seahawks (6-3) 

In a primetime rematch of a game that ended in a 37-34 overtime victory for the Cardinals, the Seahawks will attempt to re-establish themselves this week in a revenge game. The Seahawks are currently 3 point favorites with a game total of 57.5. We are definitely in-store for another offensive masterclass from both sides, it’s safe to assume neither defense will be on their same level. The Cardinals are coming off a thrilling last-second win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, while the Seahawks are coming off of back to back losses to the Rams and Bills. Lets get into the props!

Kenyan Drake Over 12.5 Carries -106

Is Kenyan Drake the first round caliber fantasy player we thought we were getting this year? No. Has Kenyan Drake been particularly impressive so far this year? No. Has Kenyan Drake rushed at least 13 times in every game this year? Yes.

The List of negatives related to Kenyan Drake’s disappointing season could probably go on a lot longer but that’s not why I’m writing this. Drake is the Cardinals leading running back, despite the wishes of analytics twitter, and it’s impossible for me to imagine a world where he doesn’t hit this number against a shockingly weak Seattle defense. Its simple, week in and week out he has comfortably hit this number while simultaneously looking unimpressive. This should give you enough confidence that even if the talent isn’t there, the volume is. Drake isn’t a flashy play but your also not expecting the world in return, just 13 carries.

Larry Fitzgerald Over 3.5 Receptions -110 

As a disenfranchised Christian Kirk bettor I’m excited to finally be supporting the league’s best safety valve. Over the last 5 games Fitzgerald is averaging 4.2 receptions per game on 5.8 targets per game. If you’re getting fired up about the explosive Cardinals offense but scared to commit to the huge Murray, Hopkins, and Kirk numbers then Larry Fitzgerald might be your guy. He consistently comes down with low pressure catches from the slot providing valuable small yardage gains. This isn’t the most flashy play but I’m confident in the future Hall of Famer. 

DeAndre Hopkins Over 89.5 Receiving Yards +100

DeAndre Hopkins consistently proves that he is one of the best wide receivers in the league. He has hit this number 5 of 9 times this season including their week 7 matchup where he went for over 100 yards. The simple reason I’m playing this prop is because there is absolutely nobody in the Seahawks locker room who can stop him. If they want to attempt to negate the deep threat, that’s fine he can get his yards after the catch. If they want to negate the wide receiver screens and slot catches, that’s fine he’ll go deep on you. Sometimes you just have to bet on the talent and that’s what I’m doing this week. 

Russell Wilson Over 30.5 Rushing Yards -110

Russ has hit this number in 4 of 9 games this year including their last matchup where he went for 84 yards on the ground. He’s averaging 31 rush yards on the season but it’s definitely more of a boom or bust situation. The Cardinals defense is going to be getting after Russ, but with an injured linebacker core there is opportunity for him to break a couple runs. The Cardinals defense, on average, gives up 25.2 rush yards per game to the QB position including four games over 30 yards from the Bills, Seahawks, Dolphins, and Panthers. Russell Wilson is in a good position to hit this number and there’s a solid chance he does it comfortably. 

All Lines From Fanduel & DraftKings Sportsbook.

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