With longtime quarterback Carson Palmer and former head coach Bruce Arians now both comfortably rocking away in their respective retirement rocking chairs, the Arizona Cardinals are in an undeniable ‘re-branding’ mode heading into the upcoming 2018 regular season. While the once, perennial playoff contenders weren’t awful in going a respectable 8-8 in 2017, they’re going to have a completely new look this coming season and for the foreseeable future as they transition from Arians and Palmer to new head coach Steve Wilks and the young signal-caller they hope will become the new face of their franchise, sooner rather than later.
Thanks to the fun-filled, yet insightful analysis that you’re about to get on Arizona’s must bet games in 2018, you’re going to maximize your chances of cashing in on several Cardinals’ games in 2018. With that thought in mind, let’s find out just which games on Arizona’s 2018 schedule you just shouldn’t miss betting on.
Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL Betting Guide
New coach. New QBs. No shortage of headlines this offseason. Thanks for taking the journey with us. Presenting the finale of Cardinals Flight Plan.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) June 21, 2018
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 PM ET
I like Arizona’s hiring of Steve Wilks as their new head coach and I love the Cardinals’ drafting of quarterback Josh Rosen as their future franchise quarterback following what should be a one-year run under veteran Sam Bradford, there’s no way Arizona will be able to beat a Los Angeles Rams team that is absolutely loaded on both sides of the ball and gearing up for a legitimate Super Bowl run following their stupendous worst to first 11-5 campaign last season. Arizona is going down in this contest by at least a touchdown!
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 31 Cardinals 14
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 PM ET
The San Francisco 49ers may have gone just 6-10 last season, but they’ll enter 2018 with some high hopes under new franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after the former New England Patriots backup won all five games he started to finish off their 2017 campaign last season. Arizona will still be in their early learning stages under Wilks defensively and with Sam Bradford’s bones as brittle as peanut brittle, who knows if he’ll even be healthy enough to make this start. The Niners win this NFC West divisional matchup with room to spare!
NFL Betting Pick: Niners 28 Cardinals 17
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, at Minnesota Vikings, 1 PM ET
The Cardinals will be much more in tune with how their new head coach wants them to play by this juncture, but they won’t be any match for a Minnesota Vikings team that has the best defense in the game today and is expecting to contend for a Super Bowl berth after coming up one game short this past postseason. If Sam Bradford isn’t on the bench with an injury by this point, he could go down like the Dow Jones following another Trump tariff announcement in this one.
NFL Betting Pick: Minnesota 27 Arizona 14
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, at Green Bay Packers, 1 PM ET
Look, there’s no way that Arizona is going into Green Bay in the month of December to beat Aaron Rodgers and a Packers team that will almost surely be be semi-desperate and almost certainly playing their best football at this late juncture of the regular season. Green Bay wins because they have Aaron Rodgers and no one really beats the Packers at home once November rolls around.
NFL Betting Pick: Green Bay 31 Arizona 27
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 PM ET
The Cards will be looking for revenge in this one, but they won’t get it against a Rams team that is far superior to them on both sides of the ball and one that will be looking to pick up some momentum prior to the start of the postseason. The Rams will win this one going away to complete their regular season sweep!
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 30 Cardinals 17