After coming out flat against the Rams last week, the Arizona Cardinals get a nice spot to rebound in Week 15 with a road trip to face the Detroit Lions. The Cardinals are dealing with a few player injuries, most notably the news from Thursday that DeAndre Hopkins will shut down for six weeks with a knee injury. They were still waiting to James Conner to return to practice on Thursday too, and center Rodney Hudson landed on the COVID list.
But the even short-handed the Cardinals shouldn’t have too many problems against the Lions. Detroit failed to score more than 10 points last week against Denver, and they’re dealing with a spate of injuries too that includes running back D’Andre Swift. It’s gonna be okay, Lions, only three more weeks left for you.
Kickoff for this one is 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Cardinals-Lions in Week 15 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Cardinals vs. Lions Week 15 odds
Spread: Cardinals -12.5
Point total: 47
Moneyline: Cardinals -675, Lions +475
Our picks for Cardinals vs. Lions
Pick against the spread: Lions +12.5
The Cardinals have covered the spread in each of their last seven road game, and on paper, it seems like a cinch they’d do it again this week. However, the Lions have a solid 8-5 record against the spread. With the injuries, it feels like they can wedge their way into a 12.5-point gap.
Over/under: Under 47
Out of the Lions’ last 21 home games, 15 of them have hit the over. Arizona’s gone 7-6 for its over/under total this year so far, but with the injuries to key offensive players on both sides of the ball, getting the over this week feels like a stretch.
Preferred player prop: Zach Ertz anytime TD (+160)
This another game on the schedule that does not have a ton of favorable player props that you are rushing to play. However, Zach Ertz anytime touchdown play could be a sneaky bet as the Cardinals’ offense is without DeAndre Hopkins for the rest of the season. Ertz has not scored a touchdown since Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks, but is going up against a Lions’ defense that has only given up four touchdowns tight end this season. However, they are ranked 31st in the NFL in opponent red zone scoring percentage (74.42%). Look out for Ertz to work the middle of the field against Detroit’s defense.
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