Thursday Night Football Week 8 Picks
New Orleans Saints VS Arizona Cardinals Best Bets
A duel between 2-4 teams that had lofty expectations set for them in the offseason, are now looking down the barrel of possibly missing this years postseason.
With both teams desperately in need of a win, the stage is set for an intense matchup between two teams that have underperformed this season but could still have their best football of the year ahead of them. In order to turn their seasons around, a win on Thursday Night Football may go a long way.
Find our top picks & predictions along with expert analysis on the Saints VS Cardinals here on Canadian Sports Betting.
Moneyline/Point Spread Pick: New Orleans Saints (ML/+2.5)
They may enter as the underdogs but look for the New Orleans Saints to leave State Farm Stadium victorious. Even shorthanded, the Saints have a deep roster on both sides of the football. Health has been the main factor that has held the Saints back this season, but even if a few players don’t suit up for this contest, the Saints will be in great shape to walkaway with a win.
The Saints defence is going to be the X-factor in this win. One of the leagues top defensive units, the Saints have several game-breaking defensive players such as Cameron Jordan and Tyrann Mathieu at their disposal.
Matched up with a Cardinals offence that has struggled to put points on the board this season, the Saint defence is primed to shred through the Card’s offensive line, and put the pressure on Kyler forcing him into rushed situations and tougher passes outside the pocket.
On the offensive end, the Saints are poised to have plenty of success in this matchup a well. Whether its Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, or even Taysom Hill getting the nod at quarterback, the Saints top playmakers seem to find a way to get the job done.
Everyone loves an underdog, back the Saints to win moneyline or to cover a thing two-point spread on Thursday Night Football against the Cardinals.
Over/Under Pick: Over 43.5 Points
Both teams essentially playing with their season on the line, neither side has any room to play timidly. While the Saints defence is a formidable force, the Cardinals offence is explosive and could pick their spots and find the end zone on multiple drives.
This primetime affair will feature the return of one of the leagues best wide receivers in DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins has finished serving his six-game suspension and is now ready to make up for lost time and take the Cardinals offence to the next level.
With his number-one target back in the lineup, Kyler Murray is primed to find his reliable target downfield in both long distance and short yardage situations, a luxury he’s been without so far this season.
The Cardinals defence has looked worse for wear this season, especially in pass-coverage. Look for the Saints to match the Cardinals high-octane offence with their own brand of air-raid offence as both teams outscore their season averages and hit the Over as a result.
TNF Player Prop Bets
Aside from the major betting markets focusing on the games outcome, player prop bets can be an exciting way to get some skin in on the game when watching Thursday Night Football.
Below you’ll find our top picks for this marquee matchup as we have selected two players that are bound to have big nights and could secure you an even bigger win.
Alvin Kamara Over 61.5 Rushing Yards
Offensively the Saints are set to (literally) run all over the Cardinals defence. Coming off a matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, the Cardinals allowed 136 rushing yards against to a team that isn’t known for its smash mouth style of play.
With Alvin Kamara chomping at the bit to get out and onto the field, the Pro Bowl running back is set for a big game. Kamaras dynamic ability to use his speed on the outside but play physical up the middle, the Cardinals won’t have an answer for his talents
Bet the over on Kamara’s rushing total against the Cardinals and hit paydirt on this player prop bet.
DeAndre Hopkins Anytime Touchdown Scorer
As mentioned above, DeAndre Hopkins is making his long-awaited return back to the Cardinals lineup and is sure to make an impact immediately for his team. With eight touchdowns in 10 games played last season, Hopkins has proven time and time again he has a nose for the end zone.
Look for D-Hop to pick up where he left off and put six points on the scoreboard and some cash in your pocket, bet Hopkins as an anytime touchdown scorer.
Saints VS Cardinals Same Game Parlay
One of the hottest trending sports betting methods, same game parlays (SGP) are as fun as they are profitable. Just like a traditional parlay, SGPs allow bettors to combine several bets from a single game into one bet slip.
Below we’ve created our own same game parlay for the Saints VS Cardinals matchup that is sure to hit and provide you with a terrific opportunity to cash-in on Thursday Night Football.
- New Orleans Saints (+2.5)
- Chris Olave Over 44.5 Receiving Yards
- Kyler Murray Anytime Touchdown
Total Odds: (+750)
NFL Public Betting Trends
Whether you like to follow the crowd or follow your own path, in sports betting knowing where the public is leaning can be a helpful tool when placing your NFL bets.
Public betting trends can provide players with much needed insight before placing their bets. This can help you decide if you want to ride with the public and use their consensus to formulate your bet. Or you can go with the underdog in the publics eyes and fade the masses en route to your next winning bet.
Take a look at the current public betting trends on the major markets for the Saints VS Cardinals on Thursday Night Football and place a wager once you’ve carefully reviewed where they stand.
New Orleans Saints - 53%
Arizona Cardinals - 47%
Point Spread Trends
New Orleans Saints - 44%
Arizona Cardinals - 56%
Over - 43%
Under - 57%
Saints VS Cardinals Injury Report
Betting on a matchup without knowing who’s healthy can be like driving with your eyes closed, you’re just setting yourselves up to crash and burn.
That’s why we provide an updated injury report for every primetime matchup including this weeks Thursday Night football action. Find the injury report for the Saints VS Cardinals below, and stay informed on all of the factors that could effect your NFL bets.
|New Orleans Saints||Arizona Cardinals|
|WR Keith Kirkwood (Questionable, Ankle)||S Jalen Thompson (Questionable, Hamstring)|
|OL Calvin Throckmorton (Questionable, Undisclosed)||K Matt Prater (Questionable, Hip)|
|DL Payton Turner (Questionable, Undisclosed)||LB Dennis Gardeck (Questionable, Ankle)|
|CB Paulson Adebo (Questionable, Knee)||RB James Conner (Questionable, Ribs)|
|WR Jarvis Landry (Out, Ankle)||CB Trayvon Mullen (Questionable, Undisclosed)|
|WR Michael Thomas (Out, Foot)||RB Darrell Williams (Out, Knee)|
|OL Andrus Peat (Out, Pectoral)||OL Rodney Hudson (Out, Knee)|
|TE Dylan Soehner (Out, Undisclosed)||OL Justin Pugh (Out, Knee)|
|TE Adam Trautman (Out, Ankle)||WR Marquise Brown (Out, Foot)|
|CB Marshon Lattimore (Out, Abdomen)||OL Cody Ford (IR, Ankle)|
|CB Alontae Taylor (IR, Knee)||WR Atoine Wesley (IR, Quardriceps)|
|WR Deonte Harty (IR, Foot)||RB Jonathan Ward (IR, Hamstring)|
|CB P.J. Williams (IR, Quadriceps)||LB Nick Vigil (IR, Hamstring)|
|OL Trevor Penning (IR, Toe)||S Charles Washington (IR, Chest)|
|DL Albert Huggins (IR, Undisclosed)||OL Joshua Miles (IR, Undisclosed)|
|OL Forrest Lamp (IR, Undisclosed)||S Tae Daley (IR, Undisclosed)|
|OL Ethan Greenidge (IR, Knee)||OL Marquis Hayes (IR, Knee)|
|LB D’Marco Jackson (IR, Knee)|
|S Smoke Monday (IR, Knee)|
Best NFL Thursday Night Football Lines & Odds
Comparing all the best odds from various sportsbooks and trying to get the best bang for your buck when betting can be a tiring process. That’s why at Canadian Sports Betting we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled the best lines & odds for Thursday Night Football Week 7 into one place!
Below you’ll find the best odds on the major betting markets for this Thursday Night Football action, that are sure to maximize your winning potential and earn you your biggest payday yet.
New Orleans Saints - BetRivers (+130)
Arizona Cardinals - PointsBet (-135)
New Orleans Saints - BetRivers (-104)
Arizona Cardinals - PointsBet (-107)
Over - BetRivers (-109)
Under - PointsBet (-105)
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