Packers vs. Cardinals odds, spread: Thursday Night Football picks, predictions by NFL model on 126-85 run

The Green Bay Packers (6-1) will visit the Arizona Cardinals (7-0) on Thursday Night Football. The Cardinals are the hottest team in the NFL, reeling off seven straight wins. Arizona’s offense has been remarkable thus far and averages 32.1 points per game, while Green Bay’s offense averages 337.9 total yards and 24 points per game. Receivers Davante Adams and Allen Lazard are both out for Green Bay due to COVID-19 protocols.

Kickoff from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Arizona is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Packers vs. Cardinals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 50.5. Before locking in any Cardinals vs. Packers picks, make sure you check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,700 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 8 of the 2021 season on an incredible 126-85 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Packers vs. Cardinals 10,000 times and just revealed its coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s TNF picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Packers vs. Cardinals:

Packers vs. Cardinals spread: Cardinals -6.5Packers vs. Cardinals over-under: 50.5 points Packers vs. Cardinals money line: Arizona -280, Green Bay +230 ARI: Cardinals are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall GB: Under is 4-0 in Packers’ last four games overall 

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Why the Cardinals can cover

Linebacker Markus Golden has been able to get after the quarterback early on this season. Golden leads Arizona with six sacks on the year. The former second-round pick has recorded back-to-back two-sack performances against the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans. Golden is also first in the league with four forced fumbles.

Linebacker Jordan Hicks has been flying around and is tied for second in total tackles. Hicks has recorded 44 total tackles with 29 solo. The Texas product is also second on the team with three sacks on the year. The Cardinals have also activated Chandler Jones, who had five sacks against the Titans in Week 1, from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Why the Packers can cover

The absence of star wide receiver Davante Adams (reserve-COVID) is a clear concern for Green Bay, but the Packers have found ways to win without the All-Pro receiver in the past. In fact, they have a 6-0 straight-up record in games without him over the past two years. That should give quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company plenty of confidence in this tough road matchup.

Rodgers can get creative in the passing game and isn’t afraid to spread the ball around. Six other players outside of Adams have at least nine catches this season. Green Bay could also see the return of big-play receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who has been out since Week 3 with a hamstring injury.

How to make Packers vs. Cardinals picks 

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 48 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s Cardinals vs. Packers picks at SportsLine. 

So who wins Cardinals vs. Packers on Thursday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cardinals vs. Packers spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $7,700 on its NFL picks, and find out.


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