Arizona’s perspective on sports betting regarding the Cardinals contrasts sharply with the rest of the nation.

Arizona Sports Betting Views Cardinals Much Differently Than Rest of Nation
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In 2021, the Arizona Cardinals achieved their highest number of wins in six years, sparking optimism among sports bettors in Arizona.

The Cardinals finished the season with a record of 11-6, earning a spot in the NFL Playoffs for the first time in six years. The entire state rallied behind the team throughout the autumn season.

BetMGM data shows that Arizona sportsbook customers are expressing greater optimism about the future of the Cardinals than sports bettors across the country.

The Arizona Cardinals will start their season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 11 at 1:25 p.m. local time, broadcasted on CBS. This game will also feature the opening of the BetMGM Sportsbook retail location at State Farm Stadium on gameday, with the grand opening set for the following Thursday.

Below is a breakdown of how BetMGM Arizona customers have wagered on Kliff Kingsbury’s team for the 2022 NFL season in comparison to the operator’s customers nationwide.

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Arizona Sports Betting compared to the rest of the country

Cardinals are predicted to emerge victorious in the Super Bowl.

  • Arizona is ranked first with 10.4% of tickets sold and third with 10.0% of the total handle.
  • On a national level, 2.0% of tickets were sold, ranking 18th, and 1.5% of the total handle, ranking 19th.

Cardinals to win NFC

  • Arizona is the top state in both ticket sales and total handle, representing 51.6% of tickets sold and 55.1% of the handle.
  • They are ranked third in tickets sold, making up 11.2% of the total, and fifth in handle, representing 10.5% of the total.

Cardinals expected to emerge victorious in NFC West.

  • Arizona is in the lead with 43.5% of tickets and 40.0% of the handle.
  • The team is ranked third nationally in ticket sales at 16.3% and also ranks third in handle at 7.5%.

The Cardinals are set to secure the top seed in the NFC.

  • Arizona had the highest ticket percentage at 38.1% and the second highest handle percentage at 30.9%.
  • The team ranked 6th in ticket sales, accounting for 9.4% of tickets sold nationally, and 4th in handle with 9.9% of the total amount wagered.

The information has been provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona.

The Cardinals have Arizona’s support.

People in Arizona who use NFL betting apps tend to have more confidence in the Cardinals than those who live outside of the state.

According to Drew O’Dell, the sportsbook data specialist for BetMGM, Arizona has more than doubled the national average for betting tickets on the Cardinals to win the Super Bowl (10.4% compared to 2.0% nationally), the NFC (51.6% compared to 11.2% nationally), and the NFC West (43.5% compared to 16.3% nationally).

Placing bets on the Arizona Cardinals at BetMGM has boosted them to the second highest spot in the state for NFC championship betting, capturing 38.1% of all tickets and 30.9% of the handle. They are only behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in terms of betting popularity.

Based on this metric, Arizona surpasses the national BetMGM average by over threefold, with 9.4% of all NFC Championship futures tickets (and 9.9% of handle) being wagered on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals for the upcoming season.

Since its launch in early September last year, Arizona has quickly climbed to become one of the top five markets in the nation for NFL betting on BetMGM, guided by the Cardinals.

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Super Bowl Odds

Buffalo +600
Tampa Bay +750
Kansas City +1000
L.A. Rams +1100
Green Bay +1200
L.A. Chargers+1400
Denver +1600
San Francisco +1600
T14. Arizona +3000
Odds provided by BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona.

Predicting the Cardinals’ Performance in 2022 According to BetMGM

At BetMGM, you can find an array of futures bets tailored specifically for the Cardinals, such as odds on their playoff prospects and predicted number of wins for the season.

BetMGM gives the Cardinals a +120 chance of making the postseason for the second consecutive year, with odds of -145 of missing out.

When it comes to wins, the team’s odds range from -1400 to achieve 4.5 wins to +700 to exceed 12.5 wins. BetMGM has the Cardinals at -105 to reach 8.5 wins, +150 to surpass 9.5 wins, +240 to achieve 10.5 victories or more, and +450 to win 11.5 or more games.

BetMGM is providing odds for individuals looking to place bets on the Cardinals in 2022, with the under 4.5 losses at +700 and the under 12.5 losses at -1400.

In Arizona, bettors can wager on the stage at which the Cardinals will be eliminated this season. The odds are most favorable for the Cardinals missing the playoffs at -145. Other options include losing in the Wild Card Round (+275), losing in the Divisional Round (+550), losing in the Championship Round (+1200), losing in the Super Bowl (+2500), and winning the Super Bowl (+3000).

As the Super Bowl nears in Arizona, it is anticipated that NFL betting within the state will rise steadily leading up to the big game.

BetMGM is providing Arizona users with a range of prop bets, including +1000 odds on the Cardinals beginning the season 4-0, +700 odds on them starting 0-4, +1400 odds on winning all six divisional games, +3000 odds on winning all home games, and +4000 odds on winning all away games.

If you’re feeling adventurous and ready to take a risk, you might consider placing a bet on the Cardinals losing every home game (+2000) and away game (+2000), or on the team completing a flawless 17-0 season (+30000).

At long last, Cardinals supporters can now place bets on whether the team will finish the 2022 season with a tie in their record. The odds for a “yes” outcome are +700, while “no” is listed at -1100.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been writing about sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years. He is currently the main writer at, and has also worked for, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News in the past.

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