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NFC odds: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals point spread

NFC odds: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals point spread After a long season and very exiting playoffs, we are finally at the point when the Super Bowl contenders will be decided and we will begin our point spread and odds preview with the NFC Championship game Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals. The Philadelphia Eagles (9-6-1 reg.) and the Arizona Cardinals (9-7 reg.) already met on November 27th and the Eagles put the smack-down on the Cardinals beating them 48-20, but the NFC Championship game this Sunday will likely prove to be tougher for the Eagles, compared to the Thanksgiving matchup. The Eagles reached the NFC Championship game by a wild-card victory over the Vikings, followed by the upset of the NY Giants during the playoffs. The Cardinals, on the other side, beat the Falcons in the wild-card match-up and delivered even bigger upset by beating the big-favorite Panthers in the playoffs.

 Unlike our usual point spread and odds preview of the NFL games, today we will look at the betting numbers posted by two online sportsbooks. Starting with the spread and odds at the online sports betting firm Bookmaker, where not surprisingly the majority of players are taking Philadelphia, making the NFC Championship the most bet on even this week. Also hardly a shocker, Bookmaker has listed the Philadelphia Eagles as the favorite team to win the NFC Championship with odds -210, while the Arizona Cardinals will once again be the underdog with odds +185 to win NFC conference title. The Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals point spread is currently at -4 points chalk the Eagles at Bookmaker, where the total is at 47 point even. At another popular online sportsbook, BodogLife, the total for the Eagles vs. Cardinals game is also at 47 points, but the NFC Championship point spread is at -4.5 points in favor of the Eagles. For those who watch the betting trends, keep in mind that Philadelphia is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games, while Arizona is 4-2 against the spread in its last 6 games. The Eagles, however, are 7-2 against the spread in their last 9 games when playing the Cardinals, but Arizona has won 5 of the last 7 games against the Eagles at home.

 And finally, let's take a look at the physical condition of both NFC Championship contenders. The Arizona Cardinals are a bit worse in this department, although only wide receiver Anquan Boldin, defensive end Travis LaBoy and tight end Ben Patrick had a limited practice yesterday and remain questionable for the NFC Championship game. In Philadelphia meanwhile running back Brian Westbrook missed Thursday practice and guard Shawn Andrews had a limited one, but the rest of the injured players seem to have made full recovery and did a full practice yesterday, including running backs Correll Buckhalter and Dan Klecko, wide receiver Jason Avant and linebacker Stewart Bradley and should be ready for the Eagles vs. Cardinals NFC Championship game Sunday.

 Published on 01/16/2009

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