Eagles vs. Cardinals Point Spread: NFL Week 15 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Dec 17, 2020

Jalen Hurts, Eagles, 2020

Jalen Hurts was outstanding in his first NFL start last week. His Eagles are underdogs travelling to Arizona this weekend.

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December 20, 2020, 4:05 PM ET
State Farm Stadium
Arizona
8-8
Pointspread +6.5 -115
Moneyline +223
Over / Under o +49.5

53%

Betting Action

47%

Pointspread -6.5 -105
Moneyline -268
Over / Under u +49.5

53%

Betting Action

47%

Jalen Hurts is rightfully the talk of the league heading into Week 15 after saving the Philadelphia Eagles’ season with a 24-21 win against New Orleans. Hurts and the Eagles are now making a cross-country trip to face off against the 7-6 Arizona Cardinals, who have a mobile quarterback of their own in Kyler Murray.

Murray has over 700 rushing yards on the season while averaging 54.8 per game, but it’s Hurts who exploded for 106 last week and has brought the hype back toward the 4-8-1 Eagles.

NFL Week 15 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Philadelphia’s covered in just one of their last seven contests versus Arizona — and it’s a large spread for Sunday’s tilt with oddsmakers placing the Cards as 6.5-point favourites.

They’re clearly of belief that Hurts’ first start was more of a fluke, and now that Vance Joseph has some film on the Eagles’ 2020 second-round pick it’ll be a much different outcome.

Except Hurts might not be the only runner to account for — just ask the Saints who had not allowed a 100-yard rusher in the past 55 games only to have Hurts and Miles Sanders each go off for triple digits.

Philadelphia Eagles

You can bet Doug Pederson is asking himself why it took 13 weeks to bench Carson Wentz. Albeit a losing season is guaranteed, a home playoff game is still up for grabs for the Eagles. Sunday’s likely a must-win, but it’s not as if many gave them a chance in Week 14.

Philly’s bread and butter came to play in Week 14 too, as they sacked Taysom Hill five times. With 43 sacks on the season their defence now sits only behind Pittsburgh in team sacks.

But the Eagles have to remain level-headed as they continue their late surge. It’s easy to be optimistic after last Sunday, but Philadelphia’s still a 1-5 road team that ranks 26th in points for, 27th in red zone defence, and 31st in turnover differential.

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona got a much-needed bounce back win last Sunday, throttling the New York Giants 26-7. The Cardinals had lost three straight prior to Week 14, jeopardizing their own playoff hopes before all but ending the Giants’ chances.

Hassan Reddick might be single-handily responsible too, as the 2017 first-round pick reeled up five sacks and three forced fumbles in the win. Quite a way to reach double-digit sacks on the season and earn NFC defensive player of the week honours.

Murray also had a strong performance in Week 14, rushing over 10 times for the first time since Week 10 after doing so in four straight games. And don’t think Murray will be eager to silence the noise about Philly’s emerging mobile pivot with another big afternoon.

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