Arizona Sports Betting Views Cardinals Much Differently Than Rest of Nation

Arizona Sports Betting Views Cardinals Much Differently Than Rest of Nation
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The Arizona Cardinals capped off the 2021 NFL season with the franchise’s most wins in six years, while giving sports bettors in the Grand Canyon State reason to believe along the way.

The Cardinals finished the year 11-6, qualifying for the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 2015, with the state rallying behind them all fall long.

Data from the BetMGM backs up that anecdote, as Arizona sportsbook customers seem to be far more confident in the Cardinals’ futures than their national brethren.

Arizona opens the season at home against Kansas City at 1:25 p.m. Arizona time Sept. 11 on CBS. That will also be the first time fans can visit the BetMGM Sportsbook retail location at State Farm Stadium on a gameday — the sportsbook is having its grand opening next Thursday.

Here’s a rundown of how BetMGM Arizona bettors have wagered on Kliff Kingsbury’s squad for the 2022 NFL season, versus the operator’s national clientele.

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Arizona Sports Betting vs The Nation

Cardinals to win Super Bowl

  • Arizona: 10.4% of tickets (1st), 10.0% of handle (3rd)
  • National: 2.0% of tickets (18th), 1.5% of handle (19th)

Cardinals to win NFC

  • Arizona: 51.6% of tickets (1st), 55.1% of handle (1st)
  • National: 11.2% of tickets (3rd), 10.5% of handle (5th)

Cardinals to win NFC West

  • Arizona: 43.5% of tickets (1st), 40.0% of handle (1st)
  • National: 16.3% of tickets (3rd), 7.5% of handle (3rd)

Cardinals to be No. 1 Seed in NFC

  • Arizona: 38.1% of tickets (1st), 30.9% of handle (2nd)
  • National: 9.4% of tickets (6th), 9.9% of handle (4th)

Information provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona

Arizona Has the Cardinals Back

Those using Arizona NFL betting apps have more faith in the Cardinals than those outside the Grand Canyon State.

According to Drew O’Dell, sportsbook data specialist for BetMGM, Arizona more than doubles national averages for tickets on the Cardinals to win the Super Bowl (10.4%, vs. 2.0% nationally), the NFC (51.6%, vs. 11.2% nationally), and the NFC West (43.5%, vs. 16.3% nationally).

Arizona NFL betting at BetMGM has also pushed the Cardinals into the No. 2 spot in the state, in terms of NFC championship betting (38.1% of all tickets and 30.9% of handle), behind only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

By that metric, Arizona more than triples the national BetMGM average, as 9.4% of all tickets on NFC Championship futures (and 9.9% of handle) have gone on Kyler Murray and company for the upcoming season.

Led by the Cardinals, Arizona remains a top-five market nationally for BetMGM when it comes to NFL betting action after rocketing into that spot after last year’s early September launch.

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Super Bowl Odds

🏈 Buffalo +600
🏈 Tampa Bay +750
🏈 Kansas City +1000
🏈 L.A. Rams +1100
🏈 Green Bay +1200
🏈 L.A. Chargers+1400
🏈 Denver +1600
🏈 San Francisco +1600
🏈 T14. Arizona +3000
Odds provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona.

How BetMGM Sees the Cardinals Faring in 2022

BetMGM has a host of Cardinals-specific futures, ranging from the club’s odds of making the playoffs to their win total over/under.

As far as the Cardinals’ odds of making the postseason for a second consecutive season, BetMGM lists the Cardinals at +120, compared to -145 that they miss out.

As far as wins are concerned, odds range from -1400 the team will clear 4.5 wins to +700 they hurdle 12.5 wins. In between, BetMGM lists the Cardinals at -105 to hit 8.5 wins, +150 to clear 9.5 wins, +240 they capture 10.5 victories or more, and +450 they win 11.5 or more games.

For those looking to lay an under on the Cardinals in 2022, BetMGM has odds ranging from +700 on under 4.5 losses to -1400 on the team losing 12.5 or fewer games.

Arizona bettors can even wager on which stage of elimination the Cardinals will face this year, with “miss the playoffs” featuring the lowest odds, at -145. After that, BetMGM has “lose in the Wild Card Round” (+275), losing in the Divisional Round (+550), losing in the Championship Round (+1200), losing in the Super Bowl (+2500), and winning the Super Bowl (+3000) as possibilities.

With the Super Bowl in Arizona, NFL betting in the state should only build throughout the season.

Other prop bets BetMGM is offering Arizona users include +1000 odds on the Cardinals starting the year 4-0, +700 odds on them starting 0-4, +1400 odds on the club winning all six divisional contests, +3000 odds on them winning all their home games, and +4000 odds on them winning all their road games.

If you’re really feeling adventurous, then you can feel free to wager on whether the Cardinals will lose all their home (+2000) and road games (+2000), and on the team going 17-0 this season (+30000).

Last but not least, Cardinals fans can place a wager on whether the team will finish 2022 with a tie on their ledger, with “yes” listed at +700, while “no” is -1100.



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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