The Arizona Cardinals are heavily favored to win against the Texans in Week 7.

Arizona Cardinals Heavy Favorites Against Texans in Week 7

The Arizona Cardinals have a chance to match their franchise’s best season start at home on Sunday afternoon.

The last unbeaten team in the NFL will face the 1-5 Houston Texans at 1:25 p.m. Arizona time, broadcast on CBS.

Arizona NFL sportsbook bettors are intrigued by the Cardinals, who are now 6-0 for only the second time in franchise history. This milestone follows the St. Louis Cardinals’ 7-0 start 47 years ago, eventually finishing with a 10-4 record.

The Cardinals are expected to reach that milestone on Sunday, with strong odds in their favor on Arizona sports betting apps.

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Cardinals are heavily favored against the Texans

The Cardinals are entering Sunday’s game with their best odds of the season, as three Arizona sportsbooks have them favored by three touchdowns.

BetMGM Arizona, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona all have the Cardinals favored by 17 points with odds of -110, making it the team’s first double-digit spread of the season.

For Sunday’s game, the Cardinals in Arizona have moneyline odds of -1667 at BetMGM, -1250 at DraftKings Sportsbook, and -1200 at FanDuel Sportsbook.

BetMGM and DraftKings in Arizona have set the over/under at 47 total points, while FanDuel in Arizona has it at 47.5.

The Cardinals have covered the spread in five out of six games this season, with their only failed cover coming in Week 2 when they beat the Vikings 34-33 as 2.5-point favorites.


The MVP odds for Kyler Murray

Throughout 2021, the Cardinals have been closely monitoring the development of third-year QB Kyler Murray as a key storyline.

Murray is currently ranked in the top 10 in the NFL for passing yards (1,741), passing touchdowns (14), and quarterback rating (68.0). He is on pace to achieve career highs in passing yards per game (289), completion percentage (73.8%), and projected passing touchdowns (40).

The former Heisman Trophy winner’s surge in production has resulted in him having some of the best NFL MVP betting odds at BetMGM Arizona and DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, with Caesars Sportsbook placing Murray as the sole leader at +350.

Murray is ready to take advantage of the vulnerable Texans secondary this Sunday, as they are allowing an average of 249.8 passing yards per game, placing them 18th in the NFL.

The Texans gave up 223 passing yards and two touchdowns in a 31-3 defeat against the 2-4 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, which could have a negative effect on Murray’s chances for MVP in the upcoming games.


The Cardinals’ Journey to a Perfect 6-0 Record

The Cardinals extended their winning streak to six games on Sunday, thanks in large part to their impressive defensive showing.

Arizona’s defense had a strong performance against Browns’ QB Baker Mayfield, recording five sacks in their 37-14 victory. Mayfield struggled, throwing an interception and fumbling twice during the game.

In the first half, Arizona’s offense built a solid lead thanks to touchdown passes from Murray to Christian Kirk and DeAndre Hopkins, along with three field goals from kicker Matt Prater.

Touchdown passes were caught by both Hopkins and A.J. Green in the second half of the game, helping to secure the Cardinals’ victory.

Murray finished the game with 229 passing yards, going 20 for 30 with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Conner led the Cardinals in rushing with 71 yards on 16 carries. Despite Kingsbury testing positive for COVID-19 before the game, the team delivered a strong performance. The Cardinals were also missing Turner and two defensive linemen due to COVID protocols.

Arizona’s defense achieved five sacks, propelling the team to fifth place in the league with a total of 16 sacks through six games.


The performance of the Cardinals against Houston.

The Cardinals and Texans have a limited history of only four meetings, which took place between 2005 and 2017.

The previous match-ups between the two teams have ended in a draw, with the Cardinals winning in 2013 (27-24) and 2009 (28-21), but losing in 2017 (31-21) and 2005 (30-19).

In a game four years ago, Arizona lost 31-21 to Houston, with former Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins making four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown.

In that game, Blaine Gabbert led the Cardinals as their quarterback. He managed to complete 22 of his 34 passes for a total of 257 yards and three touchdowns. However, he also threw two interceptions in the loss.

In four years, Hopkins will be sporting the Sedona red and white colors as Arizona looks to achieve a 7-0 record for the first time since 1974. Cardinals fans can now show their support for the team by placing bets at different Arizona sportsbooks.

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Peterson Christopher

For more than seven years, Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona. He has worked for ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News before becoming the lead writer at yengols.com.

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