Broncos vs Cardinals

Broncos vs Cardinals: The Denver Broncos are traveling to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, kicking off Week 7 of the 2018 NFL season tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET. Neither side has had a great start to their respective campaigns and both are coming off brutal losses this past Sunday.

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The Cardinals were looking like they could potentially upset the Minnesota Vikings to nab their second win of the year, but fell apart by giving up a pair of third quarter touchdowns. The Broncos dropped their fourth straight after a comeback bid against the undefeated Los Angeles Rams came up just short, ultimately losing by three points in a game that was closer than many expected.

The Broncos are desperate to get off the schneid and finally get the type of offensive production they were hoping for when they signed quarterback Case Keenum away from the Vikings in free agency. Keenum has been maddeningly inconsistent for Denver, throwing for seven touchdowns against eight interceptions. This has the Mile High fanbase clamoring for second-year signal-caller Chad Kelly to get a chance under center, but the starter’s job could be safe with a strong outing in front of a nationally televised audience this evening. Arizona’s woes on the offensive end are even worse, however, with the club ranking dead last in total offense after averaging a paltry 220 yards per game this season. Running back David Johnson hasn’t lived up to his star billing and $39 million contract he signed in September, generating just 297 yards on 92 carries at the helm of the league’s worst rushing attack. Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen has shown flashes of the talent that made him the No. 10 overall pick in the draft, but the Cardinals are 31st in the NFL in passing offense with an insignificant average of 156.5 yards per game through the air.

Oddsmakers believe Denver will win a close one tonight, opening the squad as a 2.5-point favorite on the road. Early action has dropped that line to DEN -1.5, which indicates this game could be quite intriguing even if the participants have a combined total of three wins and aren’t looking like playoff contenders this season. Don’t get your hopes up for a shootout though, considering the books have pegged the over/under at a meager 42 points. That’s at least more than the original mark, which was set at 40.5 before being bet up. It’s the second-lowest total of Week 7, just slightly ahead of the 41.5-point over/under in the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry game on Sunday.

For those looking for advice on how to bet this game, you’ve come to the right place. Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has provided his lean on the outcome for readers at the end of this article. Before getting to that, check out the complete schedule, start times, viewing info, live stream site and odds for not only Thursday Night Football, but all of Week 7’s matchups. You can also check out notable betting trends, relevant tweets and quotes from star players and coaches regarding tonight’s showdown between the Cardinals and Broncos.

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