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Point spread and line: Cardinals vs. Saints, Ravens vs. Dolphins

Betting preview with the line and point spread on the Week 15 football games Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins.

Point spread and line: Cardinals vs. Saints, Ravens vs. Dolphins We will start this betting preview with the two teams still in the race for a playoff spot, the matchup between the Arizona Cardinals (6-7) and the New Orleans Saints (6-7). There are plenty of ways for these two football teams to end up in the playoffs in the NFC, but the most likely scenario remains the chase after the Minnesota Vikings, who currently hold the second wild card, a game ahead of the Cardinals and the Saints, which makes the Sunday game a must win for either team. Although with equal record so far this season, the list of injuries in the Arizona camp has made the Saints a favorite at the online odds makers. The betting firm Bodog Sports has listed the point spread on the Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints game at -3.5 points chalk the Saints with total expected sitting at 48 points. New Orleans is also the betting favorite at another betting site, Bookmaker has posted the line on the Saints at -195 and the Cardinals are underdog with betting line +165.

 At New Orleans only running back Reggie Bush was listed out for the Week 15 game, but the Cardinals will visit New Orleans banged up. Arizona wide receiver Anquan Boldin missed Wednesday practice, as well as defensive end Ross Kolodziej and linebacker Monty Beisel. Limited Wednesday practice in Arizona had quarterback Kurt Warner, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and linebacker Karlos Dansby. If all of these Cardinals key-players miss the Sunday game against the Saints, New Orleans has a great chance of covering the spread and moving a game closer to the playoffs. Keep in mind that New Orleans is 5-11 against the spread in its last 16 games and Arizona is 3-6 against the spread in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans.

 The other NFL Week 15 game we will look into doesn't have much at stake but the Miami Dolphins (0-13) trying to keep away from winless season, when they welcome the Baltimore Ravens (4-9) on Sunday. Considering the way things have been going for the Dolphins this season, it comes as no surprise that they will be once again underdog at home against a weak football team. At Bodog Sports the point spread on the Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins is favoring the Ravens -4 points with the total sitting at 37.5 points. The line on the Ravens at Bookmaker is posted at -195 and the line on the Dolphins is +165.

 The Dolphins have a very small chance of wining this Sunday, even though at Baltimore wide receiver Demetrius Williams will miss the game, tight end Todd Heap missed practice and cornerback  Samari Rolle, safety Gerome Sapp and three defensive tackles had a limited practice. But limited Wednesday practice for the Dolphins had running backs Jesse Chatman and Patrick Cobbs, CB Michael Lehan, DE Matt Roth, LB Channing Crowder, as well as two defensive tackles - Vonnie Holliday and Keith Traylor. Miami is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games, but Baltimore is 1-6 against the spread in its last 7 games.

 Published on 12/13/2007

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