After recording three straight double-digit winning seasons from 2013 to 2015, the Arizona Cardinals have been nothing more than mediocre in each of the last two seasons. Now, after going 7-8-1 in 2016 and a modest 8-8 last season, Arizona is a franchise undergoing some serious change with longtime starting quarterback Carson Palmer and former head coach Bruce Arians now both firmly entrenched in their respective retirements.
If you’re wondering what lies ahead for the Cardinals as they get set for their 2018 campaign under first-time head coach Steve Wilks and veteran quarterback Sam Bradford, the you’re going to love the expert betting analysis and prediction that you’re about to get on Arizona’s 2018 win total odds.
With the start of raining camp getting closer by the day, let’s get started.
Arizona Cardinals 2018 NFL Win/Loss Odds Prediction
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Week 1 vs Washington
The Cardinals get the win in Wilks’ debut mostly because the Cards are playing at home and running back David Johnson will be the best player on the field. Win. 1-0
Week 2 at LA Rams
I like Arizona’s hiring of Wilks as their new head coach and I love the Cardinals’ drafting of quarterback Josh Rosen as their future franchise quarterback but there’s no way Arizona will be able to beat a Los Angeles Rams team that has some legitimate Super Bowl hopes in 2018. Loss. 1-1.
Week 3 vs Chicago
Much like their Week 1 matchup, Arizona wins because they’re at home against a team in a nearly identical ‘semi-rebuilding’ situation. Win. 2-1.
Week 4 vs Seattle
The Seahawks are no longer the same perennial title contender they used to be, but they should be good for the regular season sweep starting with this Week 4 road date. Loss. 2-2.
Week 5 at San Francisco
San Francisco enters 2018 with some high hopes under new franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and I like the new and improved Niners to get the big home win in this NFC West divisional matchup. Loss. 2-3.
Week 6 at Minnesota
Minnesota’s powerful defense will lead them to the easy home win in this one while Kirk Cousins has a fantastic game under center for the NFC North Super Bowl hopefuls. Loss. 2-4.
Week 7 vs Denver
the Cardinals will be playing at home but I like Denver to get the win since they now have a competent quarterback for the first time in the last couple of seasons in veteran Case Keenum. Loss. 2-5.
Week 8 vs San Francisco
I see another loss coming in this contest as Frisco gets a bit of payback for the regular season sweep they suffered against the Cardinals last season. Loss. 2-6.
Week 9 Bye
Week 10 at Kansas City
The Chiefs may have a first-time starter under center in second-year signal-caller Patrick Mahomes, but they’re going to be too tough for the rebuilding Cards to beat in super difficult Arrowhead Stadium. Loss. 2-7.
Week 11 vs Oakland
By this point, Arizona will be completely desperate. Oakland will bring their collective A game, but I’m going with Arizona in a shootout. Win. 3-7
Week 12 at LA Chargers
The Cardinals just won’t be able to beat a Chargers team that is now loaded on both sides of the ball and shooting for nothing less than a playoff appearance in 2018. Philip Rivers and company hold it down at home in this one. Loss. 3-8
Week 13 at Green Bay
Look, there’s no way that Arizona is going into Green Bay in the month of December to beat Aaron Rodgers and company. It’s that simple! Loss. 3-9
Week 14 vs Detroit
I’m not real fond of Detroit’s hiring of former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and I expect Detroit’s offense to take a step backwards in 2018 because of it. Arizona wins a close on at home in Week 14. 4-9
Week 15 at Atlanta
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have some legitimate Super Bowl hopes. The Arizona Cardinals, do not! Loss. 4-10
Week 16 vs LA Rams
Break out the brooms people. The Rams are going to out at least 30 points on the board in both of their meetings against the Cards in 2018 while completing the regular season sweep in this Week 16 meeting. Loss. 4-11.
Week 17 at Seattle
As I said earlier, I’m going with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to get the sweep in 2018 and I expect Seattle’s starters to play in this regular season finale as they try to secure a playoff berth. Loss. 4-12.
I’m thinking Arizona is going to win either four or five games in 2018, but I just don’t see six wins to top their win total odd. Go with the Under people!