Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals Online NFL Betting Preview and Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
While most sportsbook bettors are firmly focused on the Round 16 of the 2018 World Cup, online NFL betting players can’t help but look ahead to the 2018 season. There are plenty of unanswered questions like will Tom Brady’s play decline? Or will the Eagles have any problems at quarterback? Today we try to answer some of 2018’s questions by looking at the Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 1 matchup. Let’s check on the NFL sports wagering odds to see what they have to say about this pairing.
Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals – Sunday, September 9th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
In 2017, the Redskins delivered a disappointing 7-9 record to finish 3rd in the NFC East. Before the 2017 season began, most NFL pundits were talking up the NFC East, claiming that it would be one of the toughest divisions in pro football. In the end, that didn’t turn out to be the case as most NFC East contenders struggled to find consistency. The Redskins were no different as defensive struggles crippled an offense that could not find stability. Ultimately last season’s failures opened the door for the franchise to kiss Kirk Cousins goodbye and welcome in Alex Smith. Smith had a great season last year with the Chiefs but started to struggle later on. However, his touchdown to interception ratio is pretty impressive. The Redskins are hoping that ratio leads to less turnovers this season and hopefully a spot in the playoffs.
Players to Watch: Alex Smith (4,042 passing yards, 26 TD, 5 INT), Samaje Perine (603 rushing yards, 1 TD, 2 F), and Jamison Crowder (789 receiving yards, 3 TD, 1 F).
The Cardinals had a rough year last season, finishing 8-8 to be ranked 3rd in the NFC West. Despite being favored in the division, an early-season injury to David Johnson spelled doom for the Cardinals. Without their star runningback in the lineup, the Cardinals offense struggled rather heavily. Heading into this year’s season, Arizona is hoping for a healthier turnout. However, they’ll have to do it without Carson Palmer, who is now officially retired. The addition of Sam Bradford might ease the transition. .
Players to Watch: Sam Bradford, David Johnson, and Larry Fitzgerald (1,156 receiving yards, 6 TD, 109 REC) [Bradford and Johnson are coming off injuries].
Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Predictions
Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet NFL 2018 take in this Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals matchup? This one is a bit off a tossup but it’s looking like Washington will have more pieces in place once this matchup rolls around. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 15-12 Washington.