The Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams Week 3 matchup could have the makings of an offensive game featuring two high-end quarterbacks.
As we head into Week 3, the Arizona Cardinals find themselves in the heat of a wild NFC West division where each team currently stands at 1-1. Of course, the Cardinals are just one bad play away from having fallen to 0-2, but big comebacks do happen in the world of sports, so here they stand.
This week, they face a stagnating Los Angeles Rams team, but one that can get hot at any time. However, these Rams also showed they can allow a lot of yards and points, having given up 29 points per game over the season’s first two weeks. So is this a good week to place some prop bets on the Cardinals? Keep reading to discover the top three.
Best prop bets for Arizona Cardinals vs. Rams – Matthew Stafford OVER 0.5 interceptions (-135)
Stafford may have a high completion percentage and one of the best receivers in football with Cooper Kupp. However, he also threw two or more interceptions in his first two contests, and one of those defenses belonged to the Atlanta Falcons.
While the Cardinals have yet to record an interception this season, they will have some help in this contest with Trayvon Mullen potentially returning. Last week, Byron Murphy also contained Davante Adams well, further telling me the Cardinals are getting close to recording their first interception of the season.
Kyler Murray OVER 26.5 rushing yards (-120)
Murray rushed for 29 and 28 yards, respectively, during the first two games of the season. While he plays much more like a pocket passer than as a dual threat quarterback, Murray is clearly an elite runner, as he showed multiple times in last week’s epic win over the Raiders.
Don’t expect Murray to get too far over the 26.5 rushing yards mark, but his last two weeks show that he can just edge over that number. Even if the line increases to 27.5 yards, it’s safe to believe Murray will reach this mark.
Greg Dortch OVER 35.5 receiving yards (-115)
Dortch had 63 receiving yards in Week 1 against Kansas City and he had another 55 in last week’s win over the Raiders. Clearly, the sportsbooks still have Dortch listed as an underdog, so if there is ever a steal this week, it’s the undersized receiver on pace to snag 94 receptions and over 1,000 yards.
Last week, I fared way better than I did in Week 1, finishing 2-1 in prop bets, bringing me to 2-4 on the season. Had Darren Waller generated just two more receiving yards, I would have finished a perfect 3-0, but that’s the sports betting world for you. Let’s see how I fare in Week 3.