Despite loss, Cardinals favored in Christmas Day game vs. Colts

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The Arizona Cardinals have two games in a row and three out of their last four games, including a 30-12 embarrassment against the Detroit Lions, who had one win entering the game.

However, despite the recent issues, the Cardinals begin the week as home favorites over the Indianapolis Colts, whom they face in Week 16 on Christmas night, according to odds from Tipico Sportsbook.

The Cardinals mustered only five yards in the first quarter against the Lions, fell behind 17-0 and never recovered.

The Colts played Saturday night and snapped the seven-game winning streak of the New England Colts, beating them 27-17 behind 170 rushing yards and a touchdown from running back Jonathan Taylor, who leads the NFL with 1,518 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.

Let’s look at the odds and lines for the Colts-Cardinals matchup this weekend.

Colts at Cardinals NFL Week 16 odds and lines

The Cardinals are -130 on the money line to start the week. That gives them 56.52% implied odds of winning. A $130 money line bet on them would win $100 if they beat the Colts outright.

The Colts are +105 on the money line with 48.78% implied odds of winning. A $100 money line bet on the Colts wins $105 if they beat the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are favored by 2.5 points against the spread. They are -2.5 (-112). A $112 ATS bet on the Cardinals wins $100 if they beat the Colts by at least three points.

The Colts are +2.5 (-108), meaning a $108 bet on the Colts against the spread wins $100 if they beat or tie with the Cardinals, or if they lose by no more than two points.

The Cardinals and Colts are both 9-5 ATS this season.

The total is set at 49.5 points, with both the Over and the Under priced at -110.

A $110 bet on the Over wins $100 if the teams combine for 50 points or more, while a $110 bet on the Under is a $100 winner if they combine for no more than 49 points.

The Cardinals are 7-7 O/U and the Colts are 8-6 O/U this season.

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