Betting lines favor Cardinals for NFC showdown against Packers

Oct 28, 2021, 10:18 AM

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden (44) celebrates his fumble recovery against the Houston ...

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden (44) celebrates his fumble recovery against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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The Arizona Cardinals are considered the favorites for one of the biggest Thursday Night Football matchups in history.

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Arizona is a 6.5-point favorite on game day against the Green Bay Packers and have -270 odds on the moneyline.

Arizona started the week across many sportsbooks as 3.5-point favorites, according to Odds Shark. The spread had already jumped a half point when Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. After that news, sportsbooks gave Arizona two more points to make the Cardinals a 6-point favorite.

That injury also prompted the game’s over/under to drop. At the start of the week, sportsbooks set the over/under around 53 points, according to Odds Shark. FanDuel currently has the over/under set at 51 points.

Odds did not update, though, after the Cardinals ruled out defensive end J.J. Watt on Wednesday with a shoulder injury.

Arizona’s odds at divisional, conference and a Super Bowl title continue to rise as the team keeps on racking up wins.

The Cardinals are the third-favorite to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel, with +850 odds. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Buffalo Bills have more favorable odds than the Cardinals.

Arizona’s +450 odds to win the NFC championship are second-best only to Tampa Bay. The Cardinals have a slight edge over the Los Angeles Rams (+460) for the second-best odds. Green Bay is also not too far behind Arizona with +550 NFC championship odds.

Arizona’s slight edge in the NFC West title odds has grown in recent weeks. This week, the Cardinals are at -195 to win the division followed by the Rams’ +175 odds.

The Cardinals’ 7-0 start has made them a favorite in another area as well. FanDuel gives Arizona +350 odds to finish with the best regular season record. Tampa Bay sits right behind the Cardinals with +400 odds.

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