May 11 2013
The term “underdog” takes on the same meaning it usually does for the Arizona Cardinals about this time of year as far as the 2013 NFL Las Vegas point spreads are concerned.
Cantor Gaming, which operates a large amount of sports books around Las Vegas has released the point spreads for weeks 1-16 of the 2013 NFL Season. Of the 32 NFL teams, only two are not favored to win at any point this coming season. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the obvious first choice, and of course, (since I’m bothering to write this) the Arizona Cardinals.
Vegas is not interested in personnel upgrades at just about every position. It is of little importance that the reigning NFL Coach of the Year is running the show. What should they care that depth has been added throughout the roster in the event that a (starting) lineman, running back, linebacker, quarterback or receiver can’t play due to injury or possibly legal issues?
Here’s a look of the week-by-week breakdown:
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams (-4.5)
Detroit Lions (-2.5) at Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints (-7.5, -115)
Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4.5)
Carolina Panthers (-1.5) at Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers (-10)
Seattle Seahawks (-6) at Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons (-4) at Arizona Cardinals
Houston Texans (-3) at Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars (PK)
Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals (PK)
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles (-4)
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals (PK)
Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans (-1)
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (-8.5)
Do you think these less than favorable point spreads are justified, or do you think it’s reasonable that the Cardinals aren’t the favorite to win a single game all season? Let us know by leaving a comment or contacting us on Twitter. @BirdgangPodcast