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Cardinals Favored at Home Against Vikings

The Cardinals are 1-0 on the season and in covering the spread.

The Arizona Cardinals were three-point underdogs last week ahead of their 38-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.

At 1-0, they are now favorites in Week 2 for the first time this season against the Minnesota Vikings. 

As of the end of the day Thursday, Arizona is a 3.5 favorite at home according to sisportsbook.com. 

On the moneyline, they are -188 and the over/under is 50.5. Both the Cardinals and Vikings games in Week 1 finished with 51 total points.

The Vikings profile similarly as Tennessee in some ways, with a world-beating running back in Dalvin Cook, two excellent receivers (Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson) and a veteran quarterback in Kirk Cousins. 

However, the Vikings struggled to block last week and the Cardinals defensive line dominated in their season-opener both against the run and rushing the passer.  

The Cardinals offense faces a Minnesota defense that has a number of injuries entering this game, but they will see former Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson on the outside. 

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For Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, the over/under for his passing yards is 274.5 with 1.5 passing touchdowns. For rushing, he is at 37 yards with a long of 13.5. 

Last week, Murray passed for 289 yards with four touchdowns. He had only 20 rushing yards with a long of eight. However, he had several productive runs early called back by penalties. 

His top receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, has an over/under of 86.5 for yards after he gained 80 in Week 1. 

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Receiving yards: 

  • A.J. Green: 43.5
  • Christian Kirk: 41.5
  • Rondale Moore: 29.5
  • Chase Edmonds: 22.5
  • Maxx Williams: 10.5
  • Jefferson (MIN): 70.5
  • Thielen (MIN): 66.5

Rushing yards:

  • Edmonds: 44.5
  • James Conner: 34.5
  • Cook (MIN): 79.5