Commanders vs. Cardinals Preview: Best NFL Week 1 Betting Site Odds, Promos
The Arizona Cardinals (0-0) visit the Washington Commanders (0-0) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 10. Commanders odds show Washington is a spread favorite and on the moneyline, with Cardinals at as the best price for Arizona to win across sports betting sites . The point total is set at . This article breaks down everything you need to know before placing a bet on Commanders vs. Cardinals odds.
Commanders vs. Cardinals Betting Odds
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Commanders vs. Cardinals Props
Brian Robinson Over 0.5 Touchdowns
It took Robinson a few games to find his groove after missing the first four games of 2022. He quickly asserted himself as the team’s premier rushing option, averaging more than 17 carries per game. He should be the top goal-line option for an offense that should find itself inside the red zone often.
Commanders vs. Cardinals Player Props
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Commanders vs. Cardinals weather
It’s going to be hot and humid around FedEx Field in Prince George’s County, Maryland on Sunday. Commanders vs. Cardinals odds could be affected by scattered thunderstorms that morning, bumping up the humidity to a sweltering 75% by kickoff. Don’t count out rainfall during game action either. By about 4 p.m. E.T., we may be looking at 90% humidity before more thunderstorms cover the area.
Commanders vs. Cardinals Injury Report
NFL teams finalize their injury reports two days before a game. Each report denotes whether a player is questionable, doubtful or out. Practice participation is also logged throughout the week. Here is the Cardinals injury report and Commanders injury report for Commanders vs. Cardinals this week.
Starters On The Injury Report
WAS EDGE Chase Young (Neck): Young suffered a severe stinger in the team’s first preseason game. His status remains in question for Week 1.
WAS WR Terry McLaurin (Toe): There’s still hope McLaurin can return for the team’s opener. X-rays on his injured toe came back negative and he hasn’t been ruled out yet. Still, don’t be surprised if he sees limited action against the lowly Cardinals.
WAS TE Logan Thomas (Calf): Thomas appears ready to suit up for Week 1, despite missing most of training camp and the entire preseason.
ARI TE Zach Ertz (Knee): Ertz recently told reporters he’s unsure if he’ll be ready for the Cardinals’ opener. The 33-year-old tight end is still recovering from an MCL tear he suffered in Week 10 last season.
Commanders Offense vs. Cardinals Defense
Wide receivers Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson are poised to outperform any previous duo in recent Washington history. McLaurin remains questionable against the Cardinals and, as bleak as Arizona’s immediate future appears, they still have safeties Budda Baker and Jalen Thompson. The team also spent its third-round pick on Syracuse safety Garrett Williams. If McLaurin is unable to go this Sunday, this matchup will be more evenly matched than originally projected.
Cardinals Offense vs. Commanders Defense
Arizona’s offensive line could be the weakest link of a team expected to finish with the worst record in the league. 6th overall pick Paris Johnson Jr. should help improve things, but Washington’s defensive line is not an ideal matchup for the rookie’s first game.
Four players drafted in the first round fill out the Commanders starting D-line – Jonathan Allen, Chase Young, Montez Sweat, and Daron Payne. This unit should be one of the scariest all season and it gets a cupcake matchup to kick things off.
Reasons To Bet The Over/Under
We don’t know yet how veteran QB Josh Dobbs will work out for the Cardinals, but we can certainly expect the team’s pace of play to drop. The run-and-gun style of Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray that fueled Arizona to the third-fastest offense over the last three seasons is a distant past. First-year head coach Jonathan Gannon will allow first-year offensive coordinator Drew Petzing to call the plays for an offense with decent talent at the skill positions, but a ton of holes on the O-line.
Washington may have depth at the skill positions, but it has plenty of questions of its own on the offensive line. There will likely be four new starters protecting Sam Howell, less than ideal with a rookie QB. These teams combined to average just under 39 points per game last season, which is right where this total sits on most books at 38. I’m staying away with so much unknown.
I don’t trust Washington to cover a full touchdown in Week 1, even against what’s likely the worst NFL roster in Arizona. I do, however, trust them to win this game and teased them down with the Kansas City Chiefs to WAS -1 / KC -0.5 for a -120 return. The Cardinals seem to be tanking for next year’s first overall pick, USC QB Caleb Williams after cutting Colt McCoy and trading 2020 top 10 pick Isaiah Simmons for a 7th round draft selection.
Neither team projects as championship contenders, according to this year’s Super Bowl odds. The FedEx Field crowd should be electric as Washington enters a new era under owner Josh Harrison. With such a winnable game at their fingertips, the Commanders are a good bet to start the season 1-0.
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