Football is big in Arizona, mainly thanks to the Arizona Cardinals. But it’s set to be even bigger now that sports betting is legal in the state.
Legal online sportsbooks launched just in time for the 2021-22 NFL Season. Arizona sports bettors can now conveniently, legally, and safely place wagers on all Arizona Cardinals games and any other NFL wager.
The Cardinals have only made it to the Super Bowl once, in the 2008 season, but ended up losing the big game in the final minutes. So, even though they aren’t always a team sports bettors like to wager on, things might start to be different with their revamped roster. Especially with the Cardinals currently being the only undefeated team with a 6-0 record.
The Arizona Cardinals play at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, which currently just announced a partnership with BetMGM. A retail sportsbook and lounge for in-person betting are expected inside the stadium by the 2022 NFL season, which would mark the first an NFL stadium hosts a sportsbook.
NFL Week 5 Odds at DraftKings & Caesars Sportsbook
|HOU Texans vs ARI Cardinals||Moneyline||Point Spread||Total Points|
|HOU Texans||+950||+18.0 (-105)||U 47.5 (-110)|
|ARI Cardinals||-1667||-18.0 (-115)||O 47.5 (-110)|
|HOU Texans vs ARI Cardinals||Moneyline||Point Spread||Total Points|
|HOU Texans||+900||+18.0 (-110)||U 47.5 (-110)|
|ARI Cardinals||-1667||-18.0 (-110)||O 47.5 (-110)|
Odds Of The Arizona Cardinals Making It To Super Bowl 56
Arizona’s home team, the Arizona Cardinals, weren’t even close to being in the talks of making the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl. But with a busy successful off-season rebuilding their roster, the Arizona Cardinals were coming out of the preseason at around +4000 for current Super Bowl LVI odds. Now, Caesars has them at +1000 and the odds just keep getting better for the Cardinals with each win.
History Of The Arizona Cardinals Championships
The Cardinals have called Arizona home since 1988, but they have never won a Super Bowl during that time. They did earn a trip to the Super Bowl XLIII though. The 2008 NFC Champions were led by coach Ken Wisenhunt and veteran MVP quarterback, Kurt Warner. With an all-star team behind Warner including Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Edgerrin James, and Tim Hightower, they came close to winning the Super Bowl but lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27 to 23.
The Arizona Cardinals went on to win the division in 2015 but fell short of making it to the Super Bowl after losing in the NFC Championship against the Carolina Panthers.
Since their appearance in the 2015 NFC Championship, the Cardinals haven’t been able to do much. With the first overall pick in the 2019 draft, they selected quarterback Kyler Murray, paving way for the rebuild of a new team that has yet to make it back to the playoffs.
Off-Season Odds Breakdown For Arizona Cardinals
The NFC West is a tough division, making it hard to get to the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl. But during the off-season, some major changes were made to the roster, giving the team hope of finally returning to the playoffs and increasing the Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl odds.
Most sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings had the Arizona Cardinals sitting at +5000 to win the Super Bowl. But after some major signings in the off-season, the Cardinals are now at around +1000 to win the Super Bowl by most sportsbooks and BetMGM has the Cardinals at +450.
Free Agency Signing And Trades
Top Draft Picks
Round 1 at 16th pick – LB Zaven Collins from Tulsa
Round 2 at 49th pick – WR Rondale Moore from Purdue
Round 4 at 136th pick – CB Marco William from Florida.
At the start of the season, the team was looking to win at least nine games to earn a wild card spot in the playoffs. The Cardinals are now at the top of the NFC West with a 6-0 record and a 2-0 record in the division.
The key is for the Cardinals to stay healthy. If they can’t and fall to under .500 for the season, coach Kliff Kingsbury’s job could be on the line. The good news for the Cardinals is that they have leaders like J.J. Watt and A.J. Green to lead the young team to victory.
Where Can You Bet On The Arizona Cardinals?
Some online sportsbook apps are now available. The opening of retail sportsbooks in the state is still unknown since they need to be built. However, FanDuel has a sportsbook now open at the Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Suns. A sportsbook inside State Farm Stadium is expected in 2022.
Only a few sportsbook apps are now live, but more sportsbook apps are expected to launch soon.
Current sportsbook apps available in Arizona:
Retail sportsbooks will also be opening up across the state due to the partnerships formed between sportsbooks and local casinos and sports franchises.
BetMGM has partnered with the Arizona Cardinals and Gila River Hotels and Casinos, which are located throughout the Phoenix area. Gila River Hotel and Casino Vee Quiva is a short drive from State Farm Stadium. The partnership also includes a sportsbook inside State Farm Stadium.
Not far from where the Cardinals play football is the Footprint Center and Chase Field. Both of which have inked partnership deals. FanDuel partnered with the Phoenix Suns to allow online sports betting through its app and opened a sportsbook lounge inside the arena. Chase Field and the Arizona Diamondbacks partnered with Caesars to open a sportsbook bar across the street and also offer online sports betting. Betting windows are currently open at Chase Field.
Located in Scottsdale, TPC Scottsdale and the PGA made a deal with DraftKings to allow sports betting through its app and to open a sportsbook on the golf course.
How To Bet On The Arizona Cardinals in Arizona
Betting on the Arizona Cardinals in Arizona is incredibly easy thanks to the legalization of online sports betting. Sports bettors in the state now have access to several different options, which means you can easily shop around for the best odds before placing a bet. There’s no law against joining more than one Arizona sports betting app.
First, take a look at the different sportsbook options available, such as BetMGM.
- Find the sportsbook app and download it to your mobile device.
- Register with the sportsbook by providing basic information and verifying your identity, age, and location.
- Deposit funds to place a bet by either using a debit card, credit card, or e-wallet like Paypal.
- Check to see if the app offers any bonus offers.
- Time to make your bet on the Arizona Cardinals!
NFL Odds At Arizona Sportsbooks
You can find a wide range of NFL bets across all online sportsbooks in Arizona. Each sports betting app can have different odds depending on the event, so be sure to shop around for the best odds to maximize your profit.
Here are the different types of bets you can place on every NFL game in Arizona:
- NFL Moneyline: A moneyline bet is simply a win or lose wager. The team’s scores don’t matter other than one team winning and the other losing.
- NFL Points Spread: In a points spread bet, the points matter. The underdog team (the one with the + points) needs to either win the game by any amount or lose the game by fewer points than the spread. The favorite has to win by more points than the spread. If neither team beats the spread, all points spread wagers are lost.
- NFL Totals: The sportsbook will guess the number of points scored by both teams combined. You can either bet over that number or under that number.
- NFL Parlays: Combine multiple bets into one wager to increase the overall payout. All combined bets in a parlay must win for there to be a payout.
- NFL Prop Bets: Wager on specific in-game events, such as number of sacks or number of field goals. The possibilities for prop bets are only limited by the imagination of the sportsbook, and bettors can request specific lines they want to bet on.
Live Betting On The NFL In Arizona
All online sportsbooks in Arizona offer live betting on the NFL. This is where you bet on the game after it’s already underway. You can bet on the next team to score, the winner of the quarter or the half, and beyond. You can also place moneyline or points spread wagers during the game, which would count as a live betting wager.
Some of the best Arizona sports betting apps for live betting include FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM, which all offer powerful and reliable apps, perfect for the fast-paced action of live betting on the NFL.
How Odds Are Calculated At Arizona Sportsbooks
In the US, odds are typically displayed in the American format. The odds start at 100 and either have a plus (+) or minus (-) sign. Thankfully, you can simply type in the amount you want to wager on an event, and the sportsbook will automatically display how much you’d win before you lock in the bet. But you’ll still want to shop around for the best odds and determine which wagers are worth placing, so understanding American odds is crucial for NFL betting.
The odds with a plus sign represent how much you’d win with a $100 bet. You don’t need to place $100 on the wager, that’s just what the number means. So if you see odds at +200, that means you’d win $200 on a $100 bet for a total payout of $300 (your wager + winnings). In casino gaming speak, that’s 2 to 1 odds.
The odds with a minus sign represent how much you’d need to bet to win $100. The standard points spread odds on an NFL game is -110 for both teams. That means you’d need to be $110 to win $100.
How To Bet On The Super Bowl In Arizona
The Super Bowl in 2022 will be the first time sports bettors in the state can legally bet on the big game. Due to the partnership with BetMGM, a retail sportsbook is expected inside State Farm Stadium sometime in 2022, adding another option for Arizona sports bettors.
The Cardinals haven’t been back to the Super Bowl since their appearance in 2008, but things are looking up for the team and fans are hopeful they will make it back to the Super Bowl sooner rather than later.
State Farm Stadium is going to be the home of Super Bowl LVII in 2023, making Phoenix a prime location for sports bettors.
Arizona Cardinals Sports Betting FAQs
Yes. Online sportsbooks in Arizona as well as retail sportsbooks allow bets on the Arizona Cardinals and other local sports teams.
When BetMGM opens a retail sportsbook inside State Farm Stadium, this would obviously be the closest sportsbook since it is home to the Arizona Cardinals.
BetMGM gives the best odds for the Arizona Cardinals winning, putting them at +1100 to win the 2022 Super Bowl LVI. However, DraftKings Sportsbook offers the biggest profit potential with +3500 odds on the Cards.
Yes. The DraftKings Sportsbook app is legal in Arizona after the company formed a partnership with the PGA And TPC Scottsdale.
Yes. FanDuel Sportsbook is legal in Arizona due to its partnership with the Phoenix Suns, which includes a retail sportsbook inside the Footprint Center, which is now open.
Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook offers great odds on the Arizona Cardinals as well as every other NFL team for weekly match-ups, the Super Bowl, and more. New players can receive a $50 free bet for making a $5 deposit as well as a 20% deposit match up to $1,000.