Cardinals Face Long Arizona Sports Betting Odds As NFL Draft Approaches

Cardinals Face Long Arizona Sports Betting Odds As NFL Draft Approaches
By Christopher Boan
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

The Arizona Cardinals have seen their Super Bowl betting futures move in the wrong direction since free agency kicked off March 16.

The Cardinals, fresh off the franchise’s first NFL playoff appearance in a half-decade, have lost five starters off last year’s team to free agency, including starting outside linebacker Chandler Jones, running back Chase Edmonds, inside linebacker Jordan Hicks and defensive end Jordan Phillips.

Kliff Kingsbury’s squad has added outside linebacker Nick Vigil from the Minnesota Vikings and re-signed punter Andy Lee, long snapper Aaron Brewer, and inside linebacker Ezekiel Turner.

Arizona GM Steve Keim’s bevy of moves during the free agency period has done little to impress Arizona sports betting apps, with the Cardinals ranking behind the defending champion L.A. Rams and San Francisco 49ers on four different sites.

The odds haven’t been helped by the uncertainty surrounding quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray’s agent released a statement in late February saying the quarterback wants to stay with the Cardinals long-term, but wants a hefty contract extension. Murray is in the final of his rookie contract.

Here’s a rundown on where the Cardinals stand in advance of the 2022-23 NFL season.

Cardinals Given Lukewarm Super Bowl, Playoff Odds

The outlook for Kingsbury’s fourth season in the desert appears lukewarm at best, with the Cardinals slotted either 12th or 13th out of 32 teams in Super bowl betting odds.

DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona places the Cardinals’ win total over/under at nine this season. That would represent a two-win decline from last season’s 11-6 record.

DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona also gives the Cardinals +2200 odds of winning Super Bowl LVII (held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale), which is the best figure among four major sportsbooks.

The folks at BetMGM Arizona and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona give the Cardinals the next-best Super Bowl odds of the four, pegging them at +2500 to become the third straight NFL team to win the trophy on their own turf after Tampa Bay and the Rams.

Caesars Sportsbook gives the Cardinals the longest Super Bowl odds, listing Arizona at +3000.

As for divisional odds, BetMGM Arizona and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona give the Cardinals the best odds at +270, though they are third behind the Rams and 49ers.

The Cardinals are listed at +300 to win the NFC West on DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona and +320 on Caesars Sportsbook Arizona.

Arizona’s last NFC West championship came in 2016, when they finished 13-3 and made it to the NFC Championship Game.

Fast forward six years, and the Cardinals look to qualify for the NFL playoffs for the sixth time since 2008.

It seems like Kingsbury’s squad has a lot of Arizona sports betting ground to make up, either via the NFL Draft or the remaining stretch of free agency, to get the franchise to such a spot.

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

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