Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals NFL Football Betting Predictions
After watching a thrilling conclusion to Week 6 in last night’s Monday Night Football matchup, NFL football betting players are ready for the next thrilling wager. That would just happen to be this Thursday night’s Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals matchup, which pits two West Coast teams against one another. The Broncos are coming off a massive defensive performance against the Rams. Although Denver failed to come out on top, they still showed their defense ranks amongst the best in the NFL by holding one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL to just 23-points. The Cardinals on the other hand, failed to get the job done against the Vikings this past Sunday and will be eager to go up against a team that isn’t as dominant on offense. What kind of turnout are the sportsbook betting odds predicting?
Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals – Thursday, October 18th
When: 8:20 pm ET
Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
TV: Fox, NFL Network
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Football Betting Odds:
|Broncos||-2½ (-110)||41 (-110)||TBP|
|Cardinals||+2½ (-110)||41 (-110)||TBP|
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 16, 2018
The Broncos charge into this Week 7 contest flashing a 2-4 record that pegs them as the 3rd best franchise in the AFC West. Right now the division is led by the 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs, who look like one of the best teams in the NFL. With that in mind, it’s clear that Denver is already too far behind in the divisional race. And although they could theoretically have a shot at a Wild Card berth, Denver is already in a pretty deep hole. Not just because of their current record, but also due to their lack of offensive firepower. This past weekend’s 23-20 loss proves that the Broncos are having a hard time getting some points on the board. Keenum has been showing some modest improvement from week to week but is still not the leader they were hoping for. Granted, a little more contribution from the running game would certainly help Keenum out.
Players to Watch: Case Keenum (1,687 passing yards, 7 TD, 8 INT), Philip Lindsay (346 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Emmanuel Sanders (501 receiving yards, 2 TD, 40 REC).
The Cards fly into this Week 7 match sporting a rather meek 1-5 record. The Cardinals kicked the season off with 4 straight losses. And although they were able to pick up their first win of the season last week over the 49ers 28-18, they were unable to build on that momentum this past weekend. Facing the Vikings on the road, Arizona knew they had a dire challenge ahead of them. In the end, Arizona came out on the short end of the stick 27-17. However, considering they’re facing the Broncos, Arizona could very well bounce back this weekend. Obviously the Cardinals path to victory lies in taking advantage of Denver’s inability to put points on the board. But can we count on Arizona’s offense to find the end zone against a defense that held the Rams to just 23 points?
Players to Watch: Josh Rosen (626 passing yards, 2 TD, 2 INT), David Johnson (297 rushing yards, 5 TD, 2 F), and Christian Kirk (311 receiving yards, 1 TD, 25 REC).
Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games when playing Arizona
- Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arizona
- Denver is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
- Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
- Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona’s last 10 games
Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals matchup? All in all this one is a bit of a tossup. However, at the end of the day the Broncos seem like the better options especially since they’re playing on a short week. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 24-20 Denver.