Arizona Betting Apps and Retail Sportsbooks are anticipating a large turnout for the Cardinals playoff game.

Arizona Betting Apps, Retail Sportsbooks Expect Big Turnout for Cardinals Playoff Game

The Arizona Cardinals have returned to the NFL Playoffs after a six-year absence, and betting app operators in Arizona are gearing up for increased activity on Monday night.

Top sportsbooks’ oddsmakers predict that Monday’s game has the potential to garner significant interest both locally and across the country.

The Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams will kick off their game at 6:25 p.m. Arizona time on Monday at SoFi Stadium, with ESPN broadcasting the matchup. This game will wrap up the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend.

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All eyes in the betting world are focused on the Cardinals’ playoff game.

The active participation of Cardinals fans on different websites has led to adjustments in the spread for Arizona, with DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona setting it at +3.5 (-105) and Caesars Sportsbook Arizona at +4 (-110).

Johnny Avello, the Director of Race & Sportsbook Operations for DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, has noted a surge in demand for the upcoming Cardinals-Rams game.

Avello told that there has been a noticeable increase in NFL betting on the Arizona Cardinals, despite the team ending the regular season with a 1-4 record.

Avello noted that the team receives strong support from fans, especially in Arizona, where many are anticipated to place significant bets on them. He forecasted that the ticket count would probably be 90% in favor of the Cardinals.

As per Craig Mucklow, vice president of trading at Caesars Sportsbook, the song has stayed the same.

In an email to, Mucklow noted that the betting frenzy surrounding the Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray began early in the season. The team was a favorite among Super Bowl bettors even before Week 1, and the betting public’s confidence in them was validated as they won their first 7 games. Throughout the season, the Cardinals’ popularity only increased, with their gameday support and odds for NFC and outright titles placing them among the top 5 most popular bets.

Mucklow, like Avello, noted that despite facing challenges towards the end of the season, public funds have still been used to support the Cardinals.

Mucklow acknowledged the trading team’s recognition of the team’s early season success and ability to win away games, despite recent struggles. He foresees a surge in betting interest as the team’s impressive victory over the Rams in Week 4 and motivation from a previous loss fuel anticipation leading up to game time. Mucklow is confident in the team’s talent and predicts a competitive playoff run, aligning with the expectations of the betting public.

Kevin Hennessy, the director of publicity for FanDuel Sportsbook, stated that the New York-based operator is expecting a significant increase in Cardinals fans before Monday’s Wild Card game.

According to Hennessy, the majority of public funds in the Grand Canyon State have been allocated to the Cardinals up to now. There is little indication that this trend will change before Monday night.

In an email to, Hennessy stated that a large majority of bets are anticipated to be placed on the Arizona Cardinals at the beginning of their first NFL Playoff game. The current betting trends in Arizona show that 87% of bets and 75% of the money are on the Cardinals moneyline, with 70% of wagers and 49% of the money on the Cardinals spread.

Hennessy reported that 50% of the tickets and 45% of the national handle for the Cardinals vs. Rams game at FanDuel came from Arizona residents.

Retail sportsbooks are now offering betting options for Cardinals games.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos in Phoenix are hosting watch parties for Cardinals games at their three sportsbook facilities.

Customers at Gila River sportsbooks partnered with BetMGM Arizona will receive free Cardinals-branded facemasks, headbands, signs, and special rally towels from Saturday to Monday.

The game between the Cardinals and Rams will be televised in the sportsbooks at Gila River’s Wild Horse Pass, Vee Quiva, and Lone Butte locations.

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Avello and his team at DraftKings Sportsbook are excitedly looking forward to Monday’s Cardinals-Rams game as the exciting finale to a weekend packed with must-watch NFL matchups.

Avello pointed out that although it is still early, there has been a considerable amount of money wagered on the Cardinals across their network. He also highlighted that in the lead-up to Monday night, there are multiple thrilling games scheduled that are likely to see a high volume of bets from Arizona residents.

Avello predicts that the NFL’s first-ever three-day Wild Card round will provide operators like DraftKings Sportsbook with a competitive advantage in the Arizona sports betting market.

Avello announced that they will be taking larger bets as they head into the playoffs. The upcoming weekend promises to be thrilling, featuring games on Saturday, Sunday, and for the first time ever, Monday with the Cardinals-Rams matchup.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent over seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for various publications such as, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at

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