Cardinals-Jets: 'It is an ugly game to cap'
The Arizona Cardinals have lost seven games in a row and have covered only once in their past eight. The New York Jets, meanwhile, have won only one of their past five and have covered only one of their last four.
What does it add up to?
"It is an ugly game to cap," says Mike Perry, oddsmaker at Sportsbook.ag. "The Jets are awful, but the Cards are a whole other level of bad. Arizona is just 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight. So I can see why 73 percent of the money is on the Jets."
Yes, believe it or not, bettors love the Jets this weekend and on Saturday they pushed New York from a 4.5-point fave to a 5.5-point fave.
It may be hard to fathom if you've watched Mark Sanchez this year or if you watched the Jets get obliterated by the Pats last week. Sanchez has an NFL-worst four red-zone interceptions this year. He has 10 interceptions overall and three fumbles against just 12 TDs.
In Cardinals land, meanwhile, rookie QB Ryan Lindley is expected to start again ahead of an injured Kevin Kolb (questionable). Lindley threw four picks with no TDs last game. To make matters worse Arizona is dinged up at wide receiver
with injuries to Early Doucet and Andre Roberts.
Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked about his depth at wide receiver Friday and he replied: "Is that what we have, depth?"