NFL Betting: Arizona Cardinals 2018 Season Recap
Vegas had the Arizona Cardinals 2018 season win total at 5.5 games before the season began because of a new coach in Steve Wilks as well as a starting rookie quarterback in Josh Rosen. They failed to get over 5.5 wins and finished with a record of 3-13 which was the worst record in the NFL and as a result it led to the firing of Wilks as well as the majority of the coaching staff. Josh Rosen led the team in passing with 2,278 yards for 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 66.7. David Johnson led the team in rushing with 940 yards on 258 attempts for 7 touchdowns and added another 446 receiving yards on 50 receptions for 3 touchdowns.
Larry Fitzgerald led the team in receiving with 69 receptions for 734 yards and 6 touchdowns and added a passing touchdown. The Cardinals failed to have a 1,000 yard rusher and 1,000 yard receiver this season and had one of the worst offenses in the NFL. The only Pro Bowler the Cardinals had this season was corner back Patrick Peterson. However, just because they had a bad team doesn’t mean the Cardinals didn’t win people money. In this article we will look at how they did against the spread as well as the over under in their games this season. We’ll begin by looking at the against the spread record.
Cardinals Against the Spread
The Arizona Cardinals had an against the spread record of 7-8-1 which ranked 22nd in the NFL better than their overall record, but still not good enough to make anyone money whether being bet on with a 47 winning percentage or being bet against with a 53 percentage. They were 1-1-1 ATS after a win, 6-6 ATS after a loss, 3-5 ATS at home, 4-3-1 ATS on the road, 0-2 ATS as a favorite and 7-6-1 ATS as an underdog. Unless you bet against the Cardinals when they were playing at home which had a 62.5 winning percentage they didn’t make anyone money in that scenario.
Cardinals Total Record
The under hit in nine of the sixteen games for the Arizona Cardinals this season which had a 56 winning percentage if you took the under which is just barely winning anything. The under hit in six of the eight home games for the Cardinals which if someone took the under in the home games for the Cardinals that would’ve resulted in a 75 winning percentage which would have easily made money. The over hit in five of the eight road games for the cardinals which would’ve resulted in a 62.5 winning percentage which would’ve also made money easily. Those who bet on the under when the Cardinals played at home and the over when the Cardinals played on the road could’ve made a nice profit as that would’ve resulted in a 68.75 winning percentage.
The Arizona Cardinals are a team in rebuilding mode, but they did hire Kliff Kingsbury as a head coach from the college ranks. Kingsbury’s offense is a wide open passing attack and he has developed quarterbacks who have become average to great in the NFL including most recently Patrick Mahomes. I look for the offense to take some time to get adjusted next season, but they do have the opportunity to improve on offense as well as their overall winning percentage next season.