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This Thursday Night Football matchup was one many fans circled, as it could be the best one of the year. However, following the Green Bay Packers’ COVID issues and J.J. Watt suffering a shoulder injury, the star power is not as bright as hoped. Still, it makes for an interesting game from an NFL betting perspective. The following Packers vs. Cardinals NFL betting picks preview will provide the current odds, betting trends, and best NFL bets for the Week 8 Thursday Night Football matchup.

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NFL Best Bets & Odds: Week 8 Thursday Night Football

Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time:
8:20 p.m. EST
Venue:
State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Ariz.
Coverage: FOX/NFL Network

After the Week 1 embarrassment, the Packers offense has been rolling, leading the team to six straight victories. Unfortunately, Davante Adams tested positive for COVID and will likely be out for this game. Their No. 2 wide receiver, Allen Lazard, will also be out due to COVID issues, as will defensive coordinator Joe Barry. They join a few other important pieces of Green Bay’s squad that will be out due to injuries. Still, Aaron Rodgers is money in prime-time games, and losing the team’s top weapon forces their offense to become creative and unpredictable.

The Cardinals are the lone undefeated team, though it has not gone without blemishes. They continue to play to their opponent’s level, whether good or bad. Their biggest weakness as a team has been the run defense, allowing 5 yards per carry, which is the second most in the NFL. This is a bad weakness when facing the Packers, and losing Watt makes this hole even larger. Still, the offense is humming and can cover up for many defensive lapses, much like the Packers.

Packers vs. Cardinals Betting NFL Picks + Odds Shopping

Using Awesemo’s OddsShopper tool, we can easily compare the NFL odds for Packers vs. Cardinals betting across the major sportsbooks. Make sure to check out the OddsShopper tool yourself to get the most up-to-date odds.

Packers vs. Cardinals NFL Betting Trends

  • Green Bay is 6-1 against the spread this season.
  • The over is 2-5 for the Packers this season.
  • Arizona is 6-1 against the spread this season.
  • The over is 3-4 for the Cardinals this season.

Packers vs. Cardinals Betting Stats

  • Green Bay is averaging 24 points per game this season (No. 16 in the NFL).
  • Green Bay is surrendering 20.9 points per game this season (T-No. 7 in the NFL).
  • Arizona is averaging 32.1 points per game this season (No. 4 in the NFL).
  • Arizona is surrendering 16.3 points per game this season (T-No. 1 in the NFL).

Packers vs. Cardinals NFL Best Bet

We are using the new Awesemo NFL Betting Model to figure out what the best bet for Thursday Night Football is tonight. According to the model, betting game total under 51 is the best bet to place, giving it a 6.2% ROI, which is the only positive game bet. It makes perfect sense for this game to go under despite there being two good offenses on display. The Cardinals allow the second-most yards per carry this season (5), and losing Watt makes this weakness worse. With the Packers down receivers, look for a heavy dose of the running game tonight, methodically moving the ball down the field, picking up first downs, keeping the clock moving and keeping Kyler Murray off the field. This will limit scoring chances for everyone, leading to the under hitting.

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