Cardinals, Kyler Murray’s betting odds on the rise after win over Rams

Oct 4, 2021, 5:00 PM | Updated: Oct 5, 2021, 9:40 am
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks on from the sideline during an NFL game betwee...
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks on from the sideline during an NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams on October 03, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

There’s a new favorite to win the NFC West on the FanDuel Sportsbook and you guessed it, it’s the Arizona Cardinals.

Following Arizona’s dominant 37-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams, the Cardinals now have the best odds to win the division. With +170 odds to win the NFC West, a $100 bet on the Cardinals to take home the division would net you $170.

However, some sportsbooks are taking Sunday’s result in Southern California with a grain of salt. DraftKings has the Rams remaining the favorite in the division, with +150 odds compared to the Cardinals +170. On BetMGM, both teams have +170 odds to take the division crown.

Even with the Cardinals getting the best of the Rams and starting the season 4-0, the three sportsbooks mentioned all have the Rams at better odds to take home the NFC Championship and Super Bowl.

FanDuel currently has the Cardinals with the fourth-best odds to win the NFC at +700, just one spot behind the Rams (+550). BetMGM has the same odds set for the Cardinals, but has the Rams behind only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the conference favorites.

The Rams still maintain better odds than the Cardinals to lift the Lombardi Trophy on FanDuel, having the fourth-best odds behind the Buccaneers, Chiefs and Bills.

With that being said, it does appear there is a clear frontrunner for the league’s MVP award by the various oddsmakers.

Kyler Murray is at the top of all three, having +500 odds to win the award. Behind Murray in second is Josh Allen (+600), while Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes have the third-best odds at +800.

Through four weeks, Murray has started to solidify himself as one of the favorites to be the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. The Cardinals being 4-0 certainly helps his cause, but Murray is letting his play do the talking.

The Arizona signal caller is completing 76% of his passes to start the season, while throwing for 1,273 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Murray has a passer rating of 115, the fifth-best in the league

And of course, he’s getting the job done with his legs as well. Murray has found the end zone three times with his legs so far this season and has 109 yards rushing.

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