The Arizona Cardinals return home to face the New Orleans Saints for a Week 7 matchup in what might just be a season-saving game.
The Arizona Cardinals are 2-4 with an offense that has performed below expectations. Last week, they generated just three offensive points against a Seattle Seahawks defense that had allowed an average of nearly 31 points per game.
So you can’t blame the Red Sea for bringing out the Fire Kingsbury signs. And that may certainly be the case if the Cardinals offense continues to sputter. But reinforcements are on the way with DeAndre Hopkins slated to make his return.
Does that mean the Cardinals are a decent team in the prop bets category? Let’s take a look at my favorite ones.
1 – Zach Ertz OVER 47.5 receiving yards
Even in last week’s dreadful outing, Ertz still logged seven receptions for 70 yards, showing he is an effective player regardless of how well the offense performs. Even with Hopkins returning, Ertz should get plenty of looks against the Saints, and he should log his fourth game reaching the 48-yard milestone or higher, something he accomplished in each of the last two games.
2 – Alvin Kamara OVER 63.5 rushing yards
Last week, the Arizona Cardinals let Kenneth Walker run all over them for 97 yards on 21 carries. This Thursday, things don’t get any easier with Alvin Kamara coming to town. While the Cardinals defense could limit Kamara’s production, the longtime Saints running back appears to have returned to form with 99 and 103 yards, respectively, over his previous two contests.
3 – Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray OVER 242.5 passing yards
While it’s tough to see the Cardinals scoring often in this one, it’s not so tough to see Murray creep over the 242.5 milestone. If the Cardinals are trailing in this outing, expect them to be throwing often. And while he didn’t encroach 243 passing yards last week against Seattle, he came close despite his offense generating just three points.
My current record in the props category
Last week, I fell to 1-2, missing on Marquise Brown’s OVER 70.5 yards prop bet. He had 68 before an injury took him out of the game. Eno Benjamin stumbled his way to just 37 rushing yards, well under his 52.5 prop. I did, however, win with Geno Smith, who passed far below his 269.5 projection.
Unfortunately, I’m just 7-11 this season in the prop category, so hopefully this week I’ll creep closer to 0.500 with some solid outings from the above players. Even Alvin Kamara!
(Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change)