Cardinals vs. Commanders: Best bets, TV schedule & betting preview for NFL Week 1
The National Football League has returned with a huge slate of Week 1 action, including the Cardinals visiting the Commanders this Sunday afternoon. Two teams who both finished last season at the bottom of their respective divisions, the Washington Commanders are hoping to finally break through with a new ownership group in place while the Cardinals appear ready to go Winless for Williams.
If you’re looking to join Sunday’s action, we’ve got some handy info for anyone looking to bet as the Cardinals face the Commanders this weekend.
Cardinals vs. Commanders: Week 1 info
Date: Sunday, September 10th
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
TV channel: Fox, NFL+, NFL Sunday Ticket
NFL Week 1 odds: Cardinals vs. Commanders
Spread: Arizona Cardinals +7 | Washington Commanders -7
Moneyline: Arizona Cardinals +260 | Washington Commanders -320
Total: Over/Under 38
Cardinals vs. Commanders: Week 1 analysis
The Arizona Cardinals are facing a state of uncertainty as they begin the season without quarterback Kyler Murray, who tore his ACL in December of last year. With their franchise QB on the mend and having lost several starters, including Zach Allen, DeAndre Hopkins, Byron Murphy Jr., and JJ Watt, it’s hard to envision the team improving over last year’s 4-13 season. Perhaps they don’t want to either with all-world prospect Caleb Williams being the potential prize for one lucky NFL team next offseason.
The Washington Commanders, though also unsuccessful last season, have significantly higher hopes than the Cardinals this season. With a mostly healthy roster, a deep receiving core, and a sizeable leap expected for starting quarterback Sam Howell in year two, expectations are as high as they have been for some time in our nation’s capital, especially under the team’s new ownership group.
Cardinals vs. Commanders betting pick
Outside of button-mashing James Connor, the Cardinals will not have many answers against Washington’s defense. At the same time, Arizona’s defense has taken a step back even from last season, while the Commanders offense looks to take a major step forward in 2023.
This game has the early workings of a one-sided affair. One that will have a few highlight plays on both sides of the ball, but won’t necessarily be a shootout either.
Cardinals vs. Commanders: Take the under at 38 points (-110)