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 isn’t as bright as we hoped it would be. Still, it makes for an interesting game from an NFL betting perspective.
Packers vs Cardinals TNF Week 8 NFL Betting Preview and Stream
NFL Regular Season — Week 8 Thursday Night Football
Green Bay Packers (6-1, 3-1 Away) vs. Arizona Cardinals (7-0, 3-0 Home)
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
Venue: State Farm Stadium — Glendale, AZ
Coverage: Click here for the stream
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. The second 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 this Green Bay squad that will be out due to injuries. Still, you cannot count Green Bay out of this game. Aaron Rodgers is absolute money in prime-time games, and losing the team’s top weapon forces this offense to become creative and unpredictable.
The Cardinals remain as the lone undefeated team, though it hasn’t gone without blemishes. They continue to play to their opponent’s level, whether it’s good or bad. Their biggest weakness as a team has been the run defense, allowing 5.0 yards per carry, which is the second-most in the NFL. Obviously, 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. This should be a fun one.
Packers vs Cardinals Odds & Spread
Moneyline: GB: (+215) | ARI: (-260)
Spread: GB: +6.5 (-110) | ARI: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 50.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: GB: (25%) | ARI: (75%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: GB: (+1100) | ARI: (+850)
Packers vs Cardinals NFL Betting Trends
– Green Bay is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) this season.
– The Over is 2-5 for the Packers this season.
– Arizona is 6-1 ATS this season.
– The Over is 3-4 for the Cardinals this season.
Packers vs Cardinals Stats
– Green Bay is averaging 24.0 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 16 in the NFL).
– Green Bay is surrendering 20.9 PPG this season (T-No. 7 in the NFL).
– Arizona is averaging 32.1 PPG this season (No. 4 in the NFL).
– Arizona is surrendering 16.3 PPG this season (T-No. 1 in the NFL).
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Packers vs Cardinals Prediction
The Packers vs Cardinals NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.