The Arizona Cardinals are facing a team with the best record in the NFL come Week 5 after pulling off a convincing win in Week 4.
The Arizona Cardinals looked good in Week 4 offensively, and a few players produced at a high level. In Week 5, there are many solid prop bets regarding the Cardinals, but they won’t all score on their respective OVERs.
So which prop bets are the best in my eyes for snagging the OVER and which one bet belongs in the UNDER? Here are my three favorite prop bets this week.
1 – Kyler Murray OVER 25.5 rushing yards (-120)
I’ve been hit or miss in this statistical category regarding Kyler Murray this season. But the Arizona Cardinals quarterback showed last week what happens when he extends plays and runs. I am once again looking for Murray to encroach 25 rushing yards against a weak Philadelphia Eagles rushing defense.
Murray’s ability to run around the Eagles D will also let him spread the field more and produce through the air. Which will lead to some big drives that will end in touchdowns.
2 – James Conner UNDER 43.5 rushing yards (-115)
While Conner encroached the OVER in last week’s contest against Carolina, the emergence of Eno Benjamin and yet another solid outing from Darrel Williams could take away some of the production Conner saw last weekend. Sure, Conner reached a season high of 55 yards, but his 3.67 yards per carry remained pedestrian and a far cry from what Benjamin and Williams put up.
Look for Benjamin and Williams to see more action and opportunity in Week 5 against Philadelphia, which will again limit Conner’s rushing production.
3 – Arizona Cardinals OVER 2.5 total touchdowns (+130)
Oh yes, the Eagles have a fine defense, that’s for sure. But the Arizona Cardinals also have an offense that can come to life when Murray extends plays with his legs and when the team uses a run-heavy approach.
While this contradicts head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s variation of the “chuck and duck” offensive approach, it proved last week to be a winning formula for the Cardinals. Kingsbury should be wise enough to use a similar strategy this week against an Eagles rushing defense that has so far given up 5.0 yards per carry. And that should lead to a few more touchdowns.
Whew! Last week, I finished a solid 2-1 in prop bets. Only James Conner, who I took the under for 49.5 rushing yards, ended up with 55 yards thanks to the committee approach the Arizona Cardinals took.
For the season, I currently stand at 5-7, inching me closer to the 0.500 mark in the prop betting arena. If I catch a solid afternoon this Sunday in player props, I’ll be ready to supersede the 0.500 mark. Let’s see what happens this weekend.
(Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change)