Preview of the Betting Odds: The Cardinals are heavily favored against the Texans.

Betting Preview: Cardinals Huge Favorites Against Texans

The Arizona Cardinals can match their best start in franchise history by beating the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The Cardinals made history on Sunday by defeating Cleveland 37-14 as a 3-point underdog on the road, achieving a 6-0 record for the first time since 1974.

A week later, the Cardinals are the clear favorites at Arizona NFL betting sites for their upcoming game against the Texans. The match is scheduled to be held at State Farm Stadium at 1:25 p.m. Arizona time and will be televised on CBS.

The 1974 St. Louis Cardinals achieved their best start in franchise history by winning their first 7 games before suffering their first loss to Dallas, 17-14, in Week 8. The team finished the season with a record of 10-4.

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Cardinals are strong favorites for Sunday’s matchup.

Arizona betting apps are predicting a strong win for Coach Kliff Kingsbury’s team on Sunday, with both DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona listing the Cardinals as 17.5-point favorites. BetMGM Arizona has Arizona at -17.

You can find the Arizona Cardinals moneyline odds at various sportsbooks: BetMGM has them at -1600, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona offers -1500, and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona has them at -1400.

The over/under for the total points on all three sites is 47.5.


The odds of Kyler Murray winning the MVP award

One of the main storylines leading into Sunday’s game is the discussion of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray’s potential as an MVP candidate in his third season.

This season, Murray has stood out with impressive stats, ranking in the top 10 for passing yards (1,741), passing touchdowns (14), and quarterback rating (116.2). He is on pace to achieve career-best numbers in completion percentage (73.8%) and passing yards (expected to reach 4,933).

According to BetMGM Arizona, Murray’s grasp of Kingsbury’s offensive tactics has elevated him to a tie with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott as the leading contenders for the NFL MVP award, both with odds of +400.

The former winner of the Heisman Trophy started the season with +1600 odds at BetMGM and is currently leading players like Josh Allen (+450), Tom Brady (+900), and Matthew Stafford (+1000).


DeAndre Hopkins to Play Against Former Team

DeAndre Hopkins, the Cardinals receiver, will be facing his former team for the first time this Sunday.

Hopkins, the leading receiver for the Cardinals, has accumulated 26 receptions, 367 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns. Prior to his time with the Cardinals, he spent seven seasons with the Texans, where he recorded 632 receptions, 8,602 yards, and 54 touchdowns.

In the 2020 offseason, the former Clemson Tigers wide receiver was sent to the Valley of the Sun by Bill O’Brien, the former coach and GM of the Texans.

In 2020, Hopkins had his most statistically impressive season since 2018, hauling in 115 receptions for 1,407 yards and six touchdowns.

During the 2017 game between Arizona and Houston, Hopkins shined for the Texans, recording four catches for 76 yards and scoring a touchdown in their 31-21 victory.

After four years, Hopkins and Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt will finally meet the Texans on the field for the first time.

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Peterson Christopher

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

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