The Cardinals 2022 season was an outright disaster as they finished 4-13 and saw head coach Kliff Kingsbury dismissed. They also saw quarterback Kyler Murray go down with a knee injury that has his 2023 season in doubt.
With new head coach Jonathan Gannon in place, the Cardinals will look to resurrect themselves from the ashes like a phoenix (in Phoenix). However, they have their work cut out for them, as they’ll at least start the season without Murray and without veteran receiver DeAndre Hopkins (who was released last week).
While the NFC playoff picture is currently WIDE open, the Cardinals have a massive uphill battle ahead of them in 2023.
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NFL odds featured in this Cardinals report were found at Caesars Sportsbook and are current as of May 31, at 3 P.M. ET.
Cardinals Win Total Odds
- Over 5.0 Wins (+115)
- Under 5.0 Wins (-135)
Cardinals Win Total Bet: Under 5.0 (-135)
Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 2.0 units
This is the NFL. Anything can happen. However, considering the team’s state, I don’t see any gimmies on the Cardinals’ schedule. The closest they come to that category is games against the Texans and Bears – and I’m not sure I’d favor the Cardinals in either of those games.
The next closest to that category would be two games against the Rams and one each against the Browns, Steelers, and Falcons. They’d have to win all but one of those games to top five wins.
I don’t think they will go 0-17, but I think the Cardinals will be closer to zero wins than five wins this season.
Cardinals Make Playoffs Odds
- Yes (+1000)
- No (-2000)
Cardinals Make Playoffs Bet: No (-2000)
Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 2.0 units
Based on everything above, I don’t need to write a novel here to tell you that I don’t see them making the playoffs. Between their roster and schedule, I don’t see a path toward the team winning more than a few games, and that’s just not going to be enough – even in a wide-open NFC.
Even if they prove me wrong and top five wins, it will be the upset of the century if the Cardinals get close to the seven or eight wins they’d need to get into the NFC playoff picture.
Cardinals Futures Prop Bets
Worst Regular Season Record (+230)
Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1.0 unit
This is a two-team race between the Cardinals and Texans. I’m sure injuries will throw an unexpected team into the mix, but I don’t see how the Cardinals win games unless Murray makes a miraculous recovery – and even then, I don’t see how they win many games.
I might be overselling how dire their situation is, but I don’t think I am. And these odds are great if you agree with that two-team race statement. Arizona is ranked 32nd in our NFL defense power rankings.
Regular Season Division Wins: Under 1.5 (+115)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 units
Outside of splitting with the Rams, there’s a good chance the Cardinals will go 0-6 in the NFC West this season. The 49ers and Seahawks are too good compared to Arizona (and yes, I know anything can happen within the division), so they’ll go 0-4 in those games.
Even if they can split with the Rams, that puts them squarely in the under here – and I think they’ll probably lose both games to the Rams too.
Most Rushing Yards: James Conner (+3000)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.25 units
These odds are long – and for good reason. James Conner has a tough time staying healthy and is not exactly a big yardage guy.
But if you’re willing to take a flier on the situation and assume that the Cardinals move to more of a ground attack as opposed to relying upon Colt McCoy and whoever else they throw out there at quarterback – these odds make a lot of sense for a proverbial Hail Mary.
Cardinals Game Odds & Lines
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How to Bet on Cardinals Games in 2023
How to Bet Cardinals Moneylines
NFL moneyline wagers are the simplest forms of NFL bets. All you have to do is pick a team to win a game; if they do, you win your bet.
Since winning is the only requirement to cash your bet, the odds for NFL moneylines can vary greatly depending on each team’s implied probability of winning (or losing) that game. Favorites are designated by a minus symbol (-200), whereas underdogs are represented by a plus symbol (+200).
If the Cardinals are a (-200) favorite against the rival Rams, you would have to bet $20 to turn a $10 profit. If Arizona were a (+200) underdog, you would profit $20 off a $10 bet.
- 2022 Cardinals Moneyline Record: 4-13
How to Bet Cardinals Spreads
Betting the spread is the most efficient way to wager on NFL games, as it presents two evenly priced-options. The spread, which is assigned a value by the books, is the number of points that the favorite is expected to win by against the underdog.
If the Cardinals are 6-point favorites over the Buccaneers, the spread for that game will be set up like this: Cardinals -6 (-110) vs Buccaneers +6 (-110).
In this scenario, the Cardinals would have to win by more than six points for you to win your bet. If they were to win by a pair of field goals, your bet would push, and you would recoup your initial wager.
Arizona was 8-9 against the spread last year, so their likely bad record this year shouldn’t have too much effect on how they do against the spread.
- 2022 Cardinals Against the Spread Record: 8-9
How to Bet Cardinals Over/Unders
If you don’t want to pick a side, you can still bet on Cardinals games by wagering on the total number of points scored.
Sportsbooks set the number of combined points they expect both teams in the game to score, and then you can bet on either the Over or the Under.
If you expect McCoy, Conner, and the Cardinals to light up the scoreboard, then you’ll probably want to take the Over. If you think a specific game could be more defensive, then you would bet the Under. Cardinals games exceeded scoring expectations last season, but they’ll likely take a step back this year due to the loss of Murray and Hopkins.
- 2022 Cardinals Over/Under Record: 9-8