We’re 40 days away from the opening game of the Arizona Cardinals’ 2021 regular season, when quarterback Kyler Murray and company will look to guide the squad to the postseason for the first time in six years.
It’s safe to say, for those excited about Arizona sports betting, oddsmakers don’t favor the squad’s chances, as the Cardinals currently rank 20th in the 32-team league when it comes to win total over/under, at eight wins.
That would match the franchise’s win total from a year ago, when the Cardinals lost five of their final seven regular-season contests to miss the playoffs for the fifth straight season.
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Betting the over on the Cardinals’ projected win total would net a line of between -105 and -140, while DraftKings has the over at +100 as of Monday morning.
Taking the under on the Cardinals’ win total would net -120 or -125 from DraftKings and PointsBet, and +110 and +120 from FanDuel and William Hill, respectively.
Record Looks About Same as Last Year
Despite adding three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and seven-time Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Green during the offseason, Arizona sports betting apps project them to have about the same record.
Both Watt and Green signed with Arizona during free agency, with the former nabbing a two-year, $28 million deal. Green landed a one-year, $6 million contract with the team.
The Cardinals also signed veteran cornerback Malcolm Butler to a one-year, $6 million contract and re-signed outside linebacker Markus Golden to a two-year, $5 million deal and tackle Kelvin Beachum to a two-year, $4 million contract.
Other additions during free agency include:
- Cornerback Robert Alford
- Safety Chris Banjo
- Offensive Tackle Branden Bowen
- Tight End Darrell Daniels
- Guard Max Garcia
- Punter Andy Lee
- Quarterback Colt McCoy
- Kicker Matt Prater
- Linebacker Tanner Vallejo
- Safety Charles Washington
- Safety Shawn Williams
- Guard Brian Winters
Cardinals Open With Titans on Sept. 12
The Cardinals, like the rest of the league, will play a 17-game regular season for the first time in NFL history in 2021, which forces them to play 11 games in a row before their bye week at the end of November.
The Cardinals kick off the 2021 regular season against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on Sept. 12, then play the Minnesota Vikings in the home opener on Sept. 19.
Last year’s Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs (12 wins) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11.5 wins), rank atop the league in win total odds for betting the NFL.
Rounding out the top teams according to top sportsbooks are the Baltimore Ravens (11 wins) then the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers — all of which are at 10.5 wins.