If you’re an NFL betting buff that loves make simple Over/Under wagers and you’re looking for some value on the Week 7 docket, then you don’t have to look very far. That’s right gridiron gamers, the very first game on the Week 7 schedule, Thursday night’s Inter-Conference clash between the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos is offering the Over/Under value you’re looking for.
Now, let’s find out what’s going to go down when Josh Rosen and the rebuilding Arizona Cardinals host Case Keenum and the desperate Denver Broncos on the Thursday Night Football matchup.
Thursday Night Football: Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals
🏈: Thursday Night Football: Denver Broncos (2-4) at Arizona Cardinals (1-5)
⏰: Thu. Oct 18, 2018 8:20 PM ET
🏟️: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
🎰: Denver Broncos -2½ -110 | -140 | O 41½ -110
Denver Broncos (2-4)
Denver (2-4 O/U) out up a good effort but it was a case of ‘too little too late’ in their 23-20 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Denver’s uninspiring defense gave up a career-high 208 rushing yards and two touchdowns to running back Todd Gurley just one week after giving up a career-high 219 to New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell. Denver gave up 270 yards on the ground to the Rams in the loss.
“We knew we were going to be a little bit leaky in the run today because the pass was our focus,” Von Miller said. “But 270 yards is just, you know, ridiculous.”
“We didn’t tackle well. We didn’t fit well,” Broncos coach Vance Joseph said. “That’s two weeks in a row — unacceptable.”
Veteran quarterback Case Keenum completed 25 of 41 passes for 322 yards with two touchdowns and one interception as the game’s final score played Under the 43.-point total.
Arizona Cardinals (1-5)
Arizona (2-4 O/U) also put up a good effort in their hard-fought 27-17 road loss to Minnesota this past weekend. The Cardinals’ fifth-ranked pass defense was solid in sacking Kirk Cousins four times, picking him off once and recording seven deflected passes but their 30th-ranked run defense gave up a career-high 155 rushing yards to Minnesota’s Latavius Murray.
“If you allow teams to rush for almost 200 yards on you, you’re not going to win that game. It is what it is,” defensive tackle Corey Peters said. “That’s kind of been our thing all year, and that’s why we’re 1-5.”
Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen went 21 for 31 for 240 yards with no touchdowns and one interception while running back David Johnson added 55 rushing yards and one touchdown on 18 carries while the game’s final score played just Over the game’s 43.5-point total.
Expert Pick and Prediction
I know both of these teams have played Under their respective totals four times in six games and that the Under is a pristine 5 for 5 in Arizona’s last five home games. However, I like the Over for this Week 7 matchup as both teams top the 20-point plateau. The Over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these teams. Denver has given up 27 points or more in three of their last four games while Arizona has allowed 27 or more in two of its five losses this season and 20 or more in three of those defeats. I’m going with Denver for the win out of sheer desperation while both teams put at least 20 on the board!
Predicted Score: Broncos 24 Cardinals 21