The New England Patriots will play the first of what could end up being five must-win games when it travels west to face the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.
The Patriots, who find themselves one game out of the No. 7 seed, close the season with three games against teams currently holding down AFC playoff spots and another who is fighting to qualify.
The Cardinals have even less hope despite a favorable schedule upcoming as they are three games out of the No. 7 seed.
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Patriots vs Cardinals. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 14 picks for you to consider.
Patriots vs Cardinals Betting Lines and Analysis
Offense Inconsistent for Patriots
The New England Patriots continue to be hamstrung by poor offensive line play and inconsistent play-calling and have yet to beat a quality team aside from two wins over the New York Jets. The offense flatlined last week against the Buffalo Bills after showing signs of life in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings the week prior. Four of the last five Patriots’ games have finished under the total points, but facing a Cardinals team that has allowed nearly 30 points per game over their last six contests, this game is shaping up to be a relative shootout.
The Patriots may have to make due without top receiver Jakobi Meyers, who is in concussion protocol. That could cast running back Rhamondre Stevens into a larger role in the passing game. New England may have to go with a patchwork offensive line once again as tackles Trent Brown and Isaiah Wynn have both missed practice time while Yodny Cajuste has been limited in practice.
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Cardinals: Wide Receiver Shuffling
Wide receiver Greg Dortch returning to practice this week after missing last week’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers is welcome news for the Cardinals, who have been a part of six straight overs. The second-year player out of Wake Forest matched his season highs in receptions and targets two weeks ago while topping 100 receiving yards in a game for the first time. Receiver Rondale Moore also missed last week’s game and has yet to practice this week, putting his status in jeopardy for this game. DeAndre Hopkins also missed practice Thursday due to an illness but is expected to suit up for Arizona, which is trying to avoid a third straight defeat.
Patriots vs Cardinals Game Injuries
Patriots vs Cardinals Head to Head
The New England Patriots have won two straight and four of the last five meetings to forge an 8-7 lead in the series with the Cardinals. The last three games were decided by a total of seven points and all three finished under the total points. New England has taken four straight games in Arizona.
Patriots vs Cardinals Game Information
- Game: Patriots vs Cardinals
- Date/Time: Monday, Dec. 12, 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
- Patriots vs Cardinals Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Patriots vs Cardinals Weather Conditions
55 degrees, 9 mph wind, 70% chance of rain, retractable roof stadium, grass field
Patriots vs Cardinals Picks & Prediction
Predicted Score Cardinals 27, Patriots 23
- Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
The money line isn’t an attractive bet on either team given the odds in play
- Worth Betting ATS?
The Cardinals are a solid bet to win this game outright, but the spread may not come into play seeing as the Patriots are favored by just one point.
- Worth Betting on the Totals?
The over is the more solid play, but best to avoid in a hard-to-predict game.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.