In Week 6, the Arizona Cardinals will face the Cleveland Browns, who are undefeated at home. The opening lines for this game might not be what you’d expect. The latest sports betting odds have the 5-0 Cardinals as 2.5-point underdogs.
Can the Cardinals win on the road this week? First, let’s take a closer look.
Arizona Cardinals: NFL Week 6 Outlook
The Cardinals are coming off a big win at home against their division rival, the San Francisco 49ers. However, quarterback Kyler Murray wasn’t the centerpiece of their victory last week. Instead, it was the defense that carried them.
The Cardinals continue to be in first place in the NFC West as the only undefeated team left in the league. As a result, their Week 6 outlook looks promising.
Last week, the Browns suffered an improbable loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, 47-42. It was the second time this year the Browns’ defense gave up more than 30 points. Both times came against excellent quarterbacks (Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes). The Browns’ defense has racked up incredible stats against average quarterbacks but struggled against good ones.
Unfortunately for the Browns, Kyler Murray is a superstar quarterback that can throw four touchdowns without breaking a sweat.
The Cardinals have held their opponents to 20 points or less in four out of five games this season.
Cardinals: A First-Place Team as the Underdog?
The money line for the Cardinals (+115) vs. Browns (-135) puts a first-place team as the underdog. However, if bettors believe this week that the Cardinals can win on the road, then you’ll undoubtedly see these odds change slightly.
The Cardinals might come down to EVEN, making this game a toss-up.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is off to a great start this season. In their loss last week against the Chargers, he threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns.
The team also had three rushing touchdowns and 230 yards against what was supposed to be a tough Chargers defense. It seems like the Cardinals vs. Browns might be a high-scoring affair, but the total over-under already came down two points to 51.5.
With the Cardinals at +2.5 for the point spread, it looks like oddsmakers believe this game will be a close one.
What Are the Cardinals’ Chances to Win?
This matchup looks like one where it might help to get your wagers in sooner rather than later.
I like the Cardinals here. I think they are going to face a surprisingly good team that has a lot of offensive weapons. The Browns lost a brutal game last week. However, the Cardinals won by the strength of their defense, showing that the team can win challenging games.
I think the Cardinals can win on the road this week against the Browns. The top team in the NFL is getting points for the spread with underdog money line odds, making this a great value bet.
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