Matchup betting preview, game information
Who Who: Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints
• When: October 20th, Thursday (Week 7)
8:15 p.m. Eastern Time
A location is State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)
Betting Odds Overview
Saints +3 (-110), Cardinals -3 are the spreads (-110)
• Saints (+125), Cardinals are the moneylines (-150)
• Total: 43.5 Over/Under (-110/-110)
Please take note that odds and lines are current as of writing but are subject to change.
In Week 7’s Thursday Night Football game, the New Orleans Saints will travel to the desert to face the Arizona Cardinals.
Both teams are 2-4 and outside the playoffs at this point. Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Marshon Lattimore could miss the primetime game because the Saints have been decimated by injuries.
James Conner, Rodney Hudson, and Marquise Brown are all potentially going to miss the game for the Cardinals due to their injuries. But wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is returning from his six-game suspension, which should help the offence along with the trade-in of Robbie Anderson.
There are countless ways to wager on Thursday. Both sides are desperate for a victory, but because they are missing key players from their starting lines, the game will undoubtedly end in a tie.
Here is our opinion of the major markets’ betting odds.
Moneyline, Total, and Spread: Cardinals vs. Saints
The Cardinals have been set as 3-point favourites by oddsmakers, as is common for home teams.
This season, Arizona is 2-4 against the spread while New Orleans is 3-3. However, in handicap betting this season, underdogs have outperformed favourites, covering 57.8% of the time.
This season, the Cardinals’ offence has regressed, ranking 16th in total yards and 22nd in points, which has prompted head coach Kliff Kingsbury to suggest that he would soon give up his role as play-caller.
The Saints’ offence, meanwhile, has been unexpectedly effective this season despite all the ailments, ranking seventh in total yards and 11th in scoring. They have had trouble winning games, despite their ability to close out games, therefore they have not been able to capitalise on their success. They have lost three games as a result of opponents outscoring them four times in the fourth quarter.
Arizona, on the other hand, excelled in the final period, scoring the third-most points and surrendering the joint-fewest. The Cardinals’ biggest problem is that they play poorly in the first half and frequently put themselves in situations where they can’t recover.
It is challenging to predict the victor of this game on the spread or moneyline due to the contradictory analytics and injuries. The over, though, is really inviting. Both teams have strong offences but have had trouble stopping the opposition, finishing in the bottom 11 for points surrendered.
Cardinals vs. Saints player prop bets
The injuries are revitalising the market for player props. As a result, multiple players have a good chance of having an impact on the game on Thursday night. Here are two that we believe will stand out from the crowd.
• Over 32.5 rushing yards for Taysom Hill (-115)
With his versatility, Hill is the NFL’s equivalent of a Swiss Army knife. In this case, we’re counting on him to contribute the required rushing yards to make up for the absence of his injured teammates. He’s also on a roll right now after rushing for 112 yards the week before and 39 yards the week before that.
• Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+125) DeAndre Hopkins
A realistic bet has a great chance of winning more money on this wager. Hopkins is the best red zone target in the NFL, and his performance will be a huge asset to a team in need of a dependable scoring threat. In his first game back, anticipate a big role for him, and don’t be surprised if the Cardinals try to get him his first season goal right away.
Same-Game Parlay we Offer
A same-game parlay is a multi-staged wager on just one game that doesn’t pay out until each leg is successful. If every leg wins, the payouts are substantially more than with a regular wager. For the game on Thursday, we have created a four-leg parlay as an example.
The DeAndre Hopkins 60 or more receiving yards; over 45.5 points overall
Alvin Kamara; Taysom Hill, Anytime Touchdown Scorer 4-plus Receptions
Hopkins needs to rack up at least 60 yards in receiving for the first leg. Even though he only averaged 57.2 points per game last year, he has a career average of 77.8, and he will be well rested for this clash against New Orleans’ average defence.
The alternate total for our second leg is more than 45.5 points. In order to somewhat increase the value, we are doubling down on the over.
The third leg is Hill, who can score touchdowns at any time. With so many of his teammates injured or limited, Hill, who has scored five touchdowns in five games, including four in his previous three, will be crucial in the red zone.
Kamara must register at least four receptions to win the parlay. He has six receptions over the past two games and serves as a safety net for Andy Dalton, who prefers to throw underneath routes to deep balls.
With the +850 odds this parlay offers us across many sportsbooks, a winning $100 wager would net you $850 in earnings in addition to your original investment.
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