NFL Picks: Arizona Cardinals NFC West Division NFL Future Odds

Jordan Sharp

Friday, June 7, 2013 3:08 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 3:08 PM UTC

The Cardinals are not one of the teams we can bank on this offseason in the NFL divisional future odds, and for multiple reasons.

Arizona Cardinals divisional future odds update

Either way, a team’s future odds in the offseason can give us a very good look into what their NFL Odds will look like when the season gets here, and if those odds will be under or overvalued. We have already gotten into the Cardinals’ Super Bowl and NFC futures, so this time at a Vegas Sportsbook, will Arizona’s price be any different in their divisional odds?

The Cards are huge underdogs this offseason, but if things go right for them, they might be profitable ATS in 2013. The Super Bowl odds have them at 100/1, and their odds to win the NFC West from LVH Sportsbook in Las Vegas aren’t much better at +3000.

Arizona was an offensive mess last season, but this season could turn out better if they can get some sort of offensive line in there. They have been trying to do just that this offseason. They drafted North Carolina guard Jonathon Cooper at 7th overall this year, and that will help, as it was the inside of their line that caused them the most trouble.

However, I’m not quite sold on one rookie guard and a few minor free agent signings helping their cause up front on offense, but on the other side of the ball, they have definitely been doing their offseason due diligence. Arizona had one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL last season, and even though no one could pass on their talented secondary, all one had to do was pound the rock. This season will be much different for the Cardinals, and even if they still can’t score very well, they will be able to stop good offenses.

That makes four really good defenses in this division, and I think you all know what I’m thinking. Combined with the likely offensive struggles from the Rams as well, this division might be an under cashing machine in the 2013 season. The under was profitable last season in games with NFC West teams, going 14-10 on the year. I think we will see that and then some from this division in 2013. 

All in all, the Cardinals could have some nice value in 2013. Even though they have none this offseason, they could very well be one of the moneymaking teams of 2013. They were 7-8-1 ATS in 2012, but they had some nice value in certain areas. Unfortunately they were 0-4 ATS as favorites last year, but that led the way for them to be undervalued as dogs, as they went 7-4-1 when the other team was favored.

I think this is a rare occasion that the same value will fall on them this season. I think the Cards will be cashing the under a lot this season for NFL picks ,(they went 9-7 in 2012) and once again I think they will be undervalued as dogs. Don’t underestimate them this season. If Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald can get some chemistry, that automatically puts them up several notches from a season ago.

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