The Arizona Cardinals have had one busy offseason. They added defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver A.J. Green, who have combined for 12 Pro Bowls during their career.
They selected Zaven Collins, a linebacker from Tulsa, in the first round of the NFL draft and Purdue receiver Rondale Moore in the second round.
But were those moves good enough to help Arizona take the next step in the NFC? Let's look at where Arizona Cardinals betting sites have the futures lines set for the Cardinals this season.
Cardinals Super Bowl Odds
The Cardinals are +4000 to win the Super Bowl and there are 16 teams with better odds.
Not much has changed according to NFL betting sites this offseason, even with the addition of Watt and Green and after the NFL Draft. Part of the reason for Arizona’s lower odds is because of an incredibly tough division.
The other three NFC West members – the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks – all have better Super Bowl odds at the PointsBet Arizona and other top bookmakers.
The Cardinals are also in the conference with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who return all 22 starters from last year’s Super Bowl-winning team.
Add in teams like the Dallas Cowboys, who should be getting better quarterback play (as should the Rams), and it's not hard to see why Arizona might not make it out of the NFC.
The Cardinals are +2000 to win the conference and that feels a bit high considering how deep the NFC is this year. It isn’t all that uncommon for a 40-1 underdog to win the Super Bowl, but it would be quite the uphill climb for this Arizona team to win the championship.
Cardinals Win Total Odds
After an 8-8 season in 2020 and the addition of one extra game during the 2021 season, the win total for the Cardinals hasn’t changed much. Currently, DraftKings has Arizona at 8 wins.
That shouldn't be all that surprising, considering the Cardinals haven't won more than eight games in five straight seasons. The rest of the teams in the division have win totals of 9.5 or more, meaning that oddsmakers believe the Cardinals will finish last.
However, the NFC West might be the NFL’s best division and it wouldn't be a surprise if all four teams won nine or more games.
Cardinals Odds To Make The Playoffs
The Cardinals are currently +190 underdogs to make the playoffs (and -240 to miss out) according to Unibet Arizona. The last time the Cardinals made it was 2015 when they went 13-3 with Carson Palmer at quarterback.
But with seven teams now making the playoffs in each conference, is this the year the Cardinals finally get back? Considering the odds are stacked against them to win their division, they would likely need to do so as a wild card.
But that might not be too difficult considering how weak the NFC East and NFC North might be this year. At +190 odds with BetRivers Arizona to make the playoffs, the Cardinals might not be a bad bet to win a few more games and make the playoffs.