Cardinals’ Super Bowl chances decline following their first loss

Cardinals Super Bowl Odds Take A Hit After First Loss

The Arizona Cardinals’ dreams of a perfect season were dashed in the Phoenix suburbs on Thursday night.

The previously undefeated Cardinals lost 24-21 to Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers after Kyler Murray threw an interception from the Packers’ 5-yard line with only 15 seconds left in the game.

The Cardinals’ closely contested defeat not only put an end to their flawless record, but also tarnished the reputation of Arizona sports betting apps connected to the team.

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Cardinals’ Super Bowl Chances Diminished

Despite leading in Arizona NFL betting just a week ago, Murray and his team were surprised on Monday to discover that their betting odds for the AZ Super Bowl were lower than those of the Cowboys and Packers.

BetMGM Arizona and DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona are offering the Cardinals the best Super Bowl odds at +1000, placing them fifth among all 32 NFL teams.

The Cardinals are listed at +1100 odds to win Super Bowl LVI at Caesars Sportsbook Arizona and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona, ranking them sixth and seventh in the standings respectively.

According to TwinSpires Sportsbook Arizona, the Cardinals are ranked seventh in the league for Super Bowl odds, with a line of +1200.


Analyzing Kyler Murray’s chances of winning the NFL MVP award

Murray’s chances of winning the NFL MVP award have been a major focus throughout the 2021 season.

The former Heisman Trophy winner who played quarterback is currently ranked either second or tied for second in the betting odds at Caesars Sportsbook (+500), DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona (+600), FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona (+600), and TwinSpires Sportsbook Arizona (+500). Additionally, he is placed third on the leaderboard at BetMGM Arizona (+500).

Until the Cardinals’ loss to the Packers in Week 8 of the NFL season, Murray was ranked first or tied for first on most Arizona sports betting sites.

Murray’s ankle sprain, which occurred on Thursday night, could be a challenge for him in the future. It is uncertain if he will be able to play in the upcoming game against the 49ers, as his availability is currently in question.

Murray’s injury is a rare setback for the third-year quarterback, who is currently among the top 5 in the NFL for passing yards (2,276) and passing touchdowns (17), while also ranking sixth in overall QBR (63.2).


The Cardinals are favored on the road against the 49ers.

The Cardinals are headed to the Bay Area to face off against the 3-4 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon.

In the Week 9 matchup, the Cardinals are favored by 2.5 points with odds of -115 by three operators: BetMGM Arizona, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona, and FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona.

If you are wagering on the moneyline, DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona and BetMGM Arizona both list the Cardinals at -145, while FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona offers odds of -144 for the team.

All three operators have set the total points for the over/under bet at either 46 or 46.5, with odds of -110.


Arizona aims to complete a season sweep of San Francisco

The Cardinals won 17-10 in their previous matchup during Week 5 of the season.

During the game, Murray threw for 239 yards and one touchdown, with DeAndre Hopkins leading all wide receivers with 87 receiving yards and a touchdown.

The Cardinals swept the 49ers in 2018, but in 2019 San Francisco returned the favor by sweeping Arizona. In 2020, the teams split their two matchups.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has accumulated over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, having worked with ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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