With week seven all wrapped up, all eyes will be on this NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers (6-1) and the Arizona Cardinals (7-0) at State Farm Stadium for week eight NFL action. The Packers took their sixth game in a row after dominating Washington 24-10. Similarly, the Cardinals humiliated the Texans 31-5 at home en route to their seventh straight victory.
This will be one of the best games of the week, and they’ll kick off week eight action on Thursday Night. Both teams are atop their respective divisions, and this could be an early playoff matchup. Let’s dive into this matchup to give you the best bets for Thursday!
Green Bay Packers Betting Preview: Vintage Rodgers Strikes
The Packers used three touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers to cruise past the Football team last week. Rodgers looked like the Rodgers of old, completing 77% of his passes, including an off-script throw on the run that hit Devante Adams for a 17-yard score.
Since their opening loss to the Saints in week one, Rodgers has thrown 15 touchdowns to just one interception. The run game slowed down a bit; Aaron Jones only managed 19 yards on six carries; however, the Packers may not be in championship form, but they still find a way to win.
The defense played a significant role last week, coming up with huge plays against the Washington offense. The Packer defense has been the worst red-zone defense in the league, allowing a touchdown 58% of the time. Be that as it may, they clearly made adjustments stuffing the Football Team four times in the red zone. They will need that type of defense when they play a red-hot Cardinal offense.
Arizona Cardinals Betting Preview: Kyler Murray and Cardinals Aim to Remain Unbeaten
The Arizona Cardinals have somehow managed to rattle off seven straight victories in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. Even more impressive, they went on the road to take down Browns, Rams, and Titans. This team is clicking on all cylinders and cannot be stopped.
The offense has no weaknesses; to put it simply, they run well, throw well, and execute. Kyler Murray diced the Texan defense for 261 yards and three touchdowns, while James Connor and Chase Edmonds ran it down their throats.
It was the sixth game in 2021 that the offense managed 30+ points and 400+ yards. Additionally, the offense showcases its balanced attack with Kyler Murray’s second straight three + touchdown game, while the ground game recorded their second straight 150+ yard rushing attack.
The Cardinal defense has been spectacular, with the defense conceding just five points to the Texans. Markus Golden led the way with two-sack, while the secondary limited Davis Mills to 135 yards in the air. The rushing defense also chipped in, holding Houston to 42 yards on the ground. They’ll look to continue that effort against a strong Packer offense.
Betting Lines & Odds
Early betting odds on MyBookie opened with Cardinals -3, and the total is set at 53 points.
Moneyline: Cardinals -165 | Packers +145
Free Betting Pick
The Packers have come out resilient and continue to find ways to win. Aaron Rodgers has been on fire, and the defense has really stepped it up, proving they’re a championship-caliber team. Be that as it may, the Cardinals are just built differently.
Every time the Cardinals have faced a challenge, they have risen to the occasion. There is no way you can bet against them now. Aaron Rodgers admitted the Packers hadn’t played their best football. The Cardinals won’t take it easy on them.
The Arizona offense is too powerful, and the defense will challenge and frustrate Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are coming off a short week and head on the road. For that reason, I’m backing the Cardinals.