NFL Week 4 Miami @ Arizona
The Cardinals strut into their 3rd home game of the season favoured with huge wins over the Patriots and Eagles in weeks 2 and 3 led by their top 5 defense. Its hard to believe in a team driven down field by part time QB Kevin Kolb who has an incredible completion percentage of 64%. The most exciting aspect of the Cardinals is their balance on offense, an equal 50/50 pass and run split. Couple this with a strong defense which has so far this season been incredible. This defense is getting to opposing QB’s sacking them 12 times this season an average of 4 per game. The Base 3-4 defense is keeping opposing QB’s at bay and forcing them to throw into heavy coverage as Dockett and Williams come roaring down hill at them. Making their job easier this week is the loss of Reggie Bush for the Dolphins.
Miami began the season with limited expectations and ‘Hard Knocks’ only enforced this. Bush has been a surprise exploding in week 2 & 3 before being slowed by a knock in week 3. Saying this rookie Head Coach Philbin is giving Tannerhill every chance to succeed by implementing a pass first offense. This plays right into the hands of the Cardinals, especially in Arizona. Miami have no studs on offense, weak receivers and a non-threatening running game make point scoring difficult. It’s hard to believe Arizona are for real this season, but their recent form over New England and Philadelphia cant be ignored. Expect Fitzgerald to have a day out against the slower Miami secondary, it is time for Arizona to get the engine started in their running game. The line sits at Arizona -6 at the moment and this is money for jam. We recommend taking anything from -6 to -7 .
ARI -6 (3 units)
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