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Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Prediction, Odds for NFL Week 7

Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Prediction, Odds for NFL Week 7
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Arizona Cardinals vs. Houston Texans Betting Preview & Prediction

There are six teams on bye in Week 7 with several of those teams being playoff contenders. That leaves us with a less-than-desirable slate of games, one of which includes the 1-5 Houston Texans traveling to Arizona to take on the 6-0 Cardinals. We're here to bring you a Cardinals vs. Texans in-depth review and betting prediction breakdown.

The Texans are just trying to stay competitive in games this season, while the Cardinals are looking to continue to rack up wins to stay atop of the NFC West. The Cardinals should win this game handedly, but as we know in the NFL, anything can happen on Sunday.

To get you ready for this Cardinals vs. Texans bout, here is everything you need to know from an NFL betting perspective going into Week 7.

Check out the latest Cardinals vs. Texans odds ahead of the matchup on Sunday.

Cardinals vs. Texans Key Betting Matchups

Texans WR Brandin Cooks vs. Cardinals CB Byron Murphy: Cooks is the best player on Houston’s offense and will likely see double-teams all day long from Murphy and Budda Baker.

Texans RT Charlie Heck vs. Cardinals DE J.J. Watt: Watt will get a chance to face his former team for the first time and will have a very favorable matchup with Heck playing right tackle.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins vs. Texans CB Desmond King II: Hopkins will also get a chance to face his former team for the first time and he will have a significant size advantage over King and the rest of the Houston secondary.


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Cardinals vs. Texans Betting Stats

32: The Cardinals have the No. 4 scoring offense in the NFL, averaging over 32 points per game.

15.3 The Texans have the No. 31 scoring offense in the NFL, averaging 15.3 points per game.

6-0: The Cardinals are 6-0 ATS in their last six games in October.

1-5: The Texans are 1-5 ATS in their last six games against NFC opponents.

6 of 8: The OVER has hit in 6 of the last 8 home games for the Cardinals.


Texans vs. Cardinals Player Props

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Under 267.5 passing yards

Odds: -115 at DraftKings

Murray has thrown for less than 270 yards in three straight games. They won’t need a lot of volume from him this week in order to defeat the Texans.

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Cardinals RB James Conner, Over 54.5 rushing yards

Odds: -110 at DraftKings

This should be a positive game script for the Cardinals, which means more Conner. With Chase Edmonds banged up, Conner should see at least 15 carries in this game.

Texans RB Mark Ingram, Under 47.5 total yards

Odds: -115 at DraftKings

With the Cardinals being 17.5-18 point favorites, they are likely to lead this game throughout. That’ll mean that Ingram won’t see a lot of work in this game. Take the under on his total yards as the Texans will have to throw 35-40 times.


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Texans vs. Cardinals Moneyline Prediction

If there were ever a game to stay away from the moneyline, this is it. The Cardinals are undefeated and playing at home, while the Texans got their only win of the season in Week 1 against the Jaguars.

Arizona should win easily, but there is absolutely no value for Arizona sports betting fans wagering on them here as they are -1667 on some sites. It’s not even worth including them into a moneyline parlay as it’s just too much risk to take on. While the Texans do have great odds (+950 on some sites), it’s very unlikely that the Texans can even keep this game within a score, let alone win. Expect the Cardinals to win by double-digits, but pass on the moneyline in this contest.

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Texans vs. Cardinals Spread Pick

This game features one of the biggest NFL spreads you will ever see. The Cardinals are 17.5 point favorites in this game, which is the highest so far this season. It’s not all that surprising after the Cardinals dominated the Browns, Titans and Rams already this year, winning by a combined 65 points.

With Houston’s offense really struggling over the last few weeks, it just doesn’t feel likely that they can score more than 14 points in this game. For that reason, take the Cardinals -17 (-110) on BetMGM, but be sure to shop around for the best odds on your favorite betting apps and sportsbooks as this will likely move throughout the week.

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Texans vs. Cardinals Total Prediction

The total for this contest is set at 47.5 points, which feels a bit high considering how bad Houston has been on offense this season. They are averaging just 15.3 points per game, which means the Cardinals would need to score 33 points for the over to hit on Sunday.

Arizona could certainly do that as their offense is as explosive as any unit in the NFL. However, Houston’s offense could really struggle in this game, especially without LT Laremy Tunsil to protect QB Davis Mills. Take the UNDER 47.5 points (-110) on DraftKings and expect Houston to score between 10-13 points.

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About the Author

Marcus Mosher for Bookies.com
Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL for Bookies.com. The managing editor of The Raiders Wire is also a contributor to The Athletic DFW, Pro Football Weekly and FanSided.