QB Mac Jones looks to lead the Patriots to victory in Arizona.
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Mims' Monday Night Football Picks: Patriots vs Cardinals, Kyler Murray, Mac Jones props, over/under, more

The Patriots still have playoff hopes and the Cardinals are in desperation mode.

The Monday Night Game has the New England Patriots against the Arizona Cardinals.  The Patriots are favored by 1.5 and the total is 43.5. The money line is the Patriots -125 and the Cardinals +105. The Cardinals  are the home team.

Head Coaching Match Up: Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick over Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury.

The last five: Patriots  are 3-2 over their last five and 3-3 on the road. Cardinals are 1-4 over their last 5 and 1-6 at home.

Prop Bets:  Quarterback Kyler Murray over 1.5  passing touchdown. The price is -116.  Murray has thrown for at least 2 TDs in each of his last three games. Take Murray over.  Mac Jones over 225.5 passing yards. The price is -127. The Cardinal’s defense has allowed their opponents to complete 69% of their passes. Jones should be able to move the ball against them. Take him over.

Consensus: 58% of the money is on the Patriots. The total is 58% under.

The Selection: The Patriots are still in contention for the playoffs. The Cardinals are on the verge of being eliminated. This is a game that Belichick’s coaching acumen should be the difference between the two teams. Arizona has a dismal record at home so there is no advantage at State Farm Stadium. In 2021 the Cardinals were 3-5. Take the Pats and the over.

Follow me on Twitter during the second quarter of the game. I will be back on Thursday with my preview of the game between the San Francisco 49ers  and the Seattle Seahawks. 

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