Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds

Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds

Red Dawn Approaching

There are a lot of changes and new faces in the desert for 2018, which makes Arizona Cardinals betting interesting for this upcoming season.

Coming off an 8-8-0 record in 2017, where they finished third in the NFC West and missed the playoffs, General Manager Steve Keim got to work at the 2018 draft and addressed some key areas of concern.

At quarterback, they chose Josh Rosen of UCLA with the number 10 pick. He also picked up wide receiver Christian Kirk and offensive lineman Mason Cole, which should bolster an offence that was 22nd overall in Yards per game last year.

He also named Steve Wilks as Head Coach in the offseason. Wilks replaces the retired Bruce Arians, who held the position since 2013.

Better Than Ever at QB

The Quarterback position is where the Cardinals seem to have improved the most. Not only is Rosen a top candidate for Offensive Rookie of the year according to our NFL sportsbook, Keim also made a couple of acquisitions via free agency to help smooth Rosen's transition to starter.

Keim signed Sam Bradford, giving the Cardinals an established starter that should double as a mentor for Rosen.

They also singed Mike Glennon, who can be a capable backup to start the season while Rosen gets groomed for the position.

These three give the Cardinals a lot of options at the QB position, as Bradford is a solid option when healthy, and Glennon will be able to fill his shoes if he does go down with injury, while Rosen is a proven talent at the college level who will be eager for a shot when he gets one.

Further, should Bradford do well during the regular season and stay healthy, he could be a great bargaining chip at the trade deadline should Glennon or Rosen prove that they can take over the number 1 spot for a late push.

Many Concerns Remain

Despite the improvements at QB, there are still some areas of concern for the Cardinals, especially at cornerback, safety and tight end.

Keim waited until the sixth round to select a cornerback, where the Cardinals are lacking a decent option to line up opposite Patrick Peterson.

At tight end, Jermaine Gresham is still recovering from injury, and may not be ready to start the season. His backup, Ricky Seals-Jones only played 3 games last season but did manage to pick up 126 yards on seven receptions.

As for the safety position, Tyrann Mathieu  has been released and Tyvon Branch is currently testing the market, so there is no clear candidate to start at that position for now.

Could this be the year?

The Cardinals betting odds to win the Super Bowl are pretty terrible, as they are still in a bit of a rebuild.

Here at Betmania, we currently have them at +1000 odds to win the NFC West division and +7500 odds to win the Super Bowl.

That being said, there is a chance that this is a breakthrough season for some Cardinals players as well as new head coach Steve Wilks.

The future looks bright for this team, but for now, it is a question of how soon Wilks can get things turned around and head in the right direction.