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

Two of the league’s top teams will get the Week 8 NFL schedule underway when the Green Bay Packers travel to Glendale, Ariz. to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. Arizona is the league’s last undefeated team at 7-0, but the Packers have ripped off six straight wins after dropping their season-opener to the Saints. From a betting standpoint, both sides have been extremely profitable with matching 6-1 records against the spread.

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 -6.5
  • Packers 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

The Cardinals’ high-powered offense has been sensational through the first seven games of the season.  Arizona is ranked seventh in total offense at 402.1 yards per game and is also fourth in points per game with 32.1. The Cardinals have scored at least 30 points in six of their seven games.

This unit is led by quarterback Kyler Murray, who is currently fifth in passing yards with 2,002. He has completed 75 percent of his passes and has tossed 17 passing touchdowns on the year. Murray is averaging 304 passing yards per game and has thrown at least three passing touchdowns in four games this season. 

Why the Packers can cover

The status 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 47 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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