I have not been a fan of the Cardinals and have been selling them short all through the playoffs. They beat a physical Carolina team, and I chalked it up to Delhomme having an atrocious day. I thought fer shure, the eagles would take the piss out of them, with some complicated zone blitzes and a physical secondary. Oh sure Mcnabb mad a game of it, but it just looks like the Cardinals year.
That is not reading the way you think it is. It means that the Cards +7 beat the Steelers. The Steelers are the favorite. the over is 46.5 which might be doable. However, I like the under of 110. There is no way both teams are going to combine for 110
bookies make money on the vigorish not on who wins or loses
they try to make a line that gives a 50-50 chance for both teams, they try to get equal money going out and comming in and their vig makes the differance, they do not want to have any company money on any team, they want equal money going both ways
that's why the line changes, as more people bet one way the bookies have to get people to bet the other way so their books show a sum=zero or as close to sum=zero as possible
if they can't get sum=zero they will try to sell their ballance or "lay it off" with another bookie, paying some vigorish themselves or they'll get someone to place bets the other way across state lines in vegas...illegal but most bookies are illegal in the first place
they do not care how far off their line is as long as that line gets them to sum=zero, they do not give a flying hoot who wins or loses
it definitely is the cardinals year. Kurt Warner played here in STL (we still wonder why they let him go) and the man is solid... there is no better qb under pressure
I personally believe that he and Larry Fitzgerald will be as steady as a tank... basically unstoppable... and when the steelers decide to double cover him .. and run the blitz .. Warner with the quickest release in football will beat the blitz with a quick outside pass to Hightower... and that will be the basic gameplan of Arizona. Basically the best WR in football with arguably the best qb all around ... well what else can i say.
Arizona just needs to score a bunch ... cause the steelers have a better offense than the cards do defense.
Warner and fitzgerald are the only good players they have. They can't do anything with just two of them. And, I feel that the Eagles would have won if they two more minutes left in that game against the Cardinals.