3 best prop bets for the Arizona Cardinals vs. Vikings in Week 8
Week 8 of the NFL season is here, and the Arizona Cardinals will have their work cut out for them against the mighty Minnesota Vikings.
The Arizona Cardinals are dealing with a formidable opponent in the Minnesota Vikings, but there are some leaks in this mighty Minnesota defense. And if you are looking to place some prop bets, there are three that really jump out at me that can become winners if the Cardinals expose Minnesota’s weaknesses.
The Vikings have solid offensive and defensive units, but on defense, a short, quick passing game can melt them. And they will serve as the basis for these prop bets. Ready to discover some marquee player props? Keep reading.
1 – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray OVER 242.5 passing yards
Murray is a former number one overall pick who has proven time and again he cannot elevate anyone’s talent and he’s really shown serious bouts of immaturity. The good news? DeAndre Hopkins can make Murray look like a superstar and Kliff Kingsbury, a competent head coach. That said, look for Hopkins to help Murray hit this number and then some. And speaking of Hopkins….
2 – DeAndre Hopkins OVER 76.5 receiving yards
Even if Hopkins was projected to reach 90.5 yards, I’m still going with the Over. He is the healthiest player on the field, having made his season debut last Thursday. Look for him to once again shine against a Minnesota defense that allows one too many net yards per passing attempt.
3 – Eno Benjamin UNDER 51.5 rushing yards
While Benjamin should still enjoy a solid outing, the best way to melt this Vikings defense is to tax them through the short-to-intermediate passing game. Therefore, don’t expect Benjamin to receive over 12 carries in this contest, especially if he ends up in a timeshare. He could get close to the 51.5 rushing yard mark, but he will likely end up a hair under it.
Last week’s results?
Last week was not a good week, as I went 0-3, and 1-5 over the past two weeks in prop bets. Not that they were bad bets, as I projected Kamara to supersede 63.5 rushing yards, but unfortunately, the Saints fell too far behind and, well, they had to pass.
Likewise, Kyler Murray did not need to throw as much, and he fell 38 yards under his projected 242.5 mark, and Hopkins’ presence limited Zach Ertz. That one was a definite throwaway, and this season has gotten worse for me in prop bets as I’m just 7-14. But, we aren’t out the woodwork quite yet.
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