The Arizona Cardinals were listed as slight favorites to win 8 or fewer games in 2017 with a price of -120. Winning 9 or more would pay out 110.
There is an outside chance they could win the division should Seattle somehow falter with odds close to 4/1. Their Super Bowl chances were at 40/1.
ESPN.com believes that the Cardinals will win 10 regular season games in 2017 with anticipated losses against Dallas in Week 3, Philadelphia in Week 5, LA (Rams) in Week 6 playing in London (suggestion being that the Cards will be suffering from travel fatigue), Seattle in Week 10 and the Giants in Week 16.
Arizona lost Calais Campbell but improved their special teams in a relatively weak division where the Seahawks are favored but vulnerable.
Arizona got some great news this week with the signing of Tramon Williams to boost the cornerback depth.
"I'm open to anything," Williams said after agreeing on a contract to play with the Cardinals. "I just want to be around the ball. I like getting the ball. I think I can be an asset at it, and we'll see in the future."
- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com