The Denver Broncos are 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against the Arizona Cardinals. In the first meeting between these two teams since 2014, the Broncos hope to continue their historic dominance over the Cardinals this Thursday night on the road.
Denver is a 1.5-point road favorite in Glendale at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Cardinals are 12-3 SU in their last 15 home games coming off a loss in their most recent home game.
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals
When: Thursday, October 18, 8:20 p.m. ET
Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Betting Line / Total: Denver -1.5 / 42 Points
Broncos at Cardinals OddsShark Matchup Report
Coming off a career year with Minnesota last year in which he threw for 22 touchdowns and only seven interceptions in 15 games, Case Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos this offseason. That deal has not paid off for the Broncos in 2018 as Keenum has already surpassed last season’s interception total with an ugly 7-to-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Since starting the season off 2-0 SU with wins over Seattle and Oakland, the Broncos have peeled off four straight losses and are just 1-4-1 ATS on the year.
The Broncos have struggled badly on the road over the last two seasons with a 1-11 SU and ATS record in their last 12 road games per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Arizona entered the 2018 season projected to be one of the league’s worst teams, and so far the Cardinals have lived up to that projection.
The Cardinals are 1-5 SU and have averaged only 13.7 points per game. Despite their poor overall results, the Cardinals have actually been profitable this season with a 3-2-1 ATS record that includes a current stretch of 3-0-1 ATS over the team’s last four games.
Thursday night’s total is set at 42 points. The OVER is 7-0 in the last seven games between Denver and Arizona.
A matchup between the 26th scoring offense in the NFL and the 31st scoring offense in the NFL doesn’t exactly suggest an action-packed game is on the horizon this Thursday night. Still, bad football is better than no football, and the fact that these two teams are so evenly matched could wind up producing a close and interesting game down the stretch.
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