The Cardinals are favored in NFL betting even though they are winless at 0-2 while the Packers are unbeaten at 2-0.
NFL bet lines have the Cardinals as a three-point home favorite with a total of 42.5. This NFL betting total is the highest of all of the preseason games for Week 3 as a lot of scoring is expected. NFL bet notes tell us the Packers have Aaron Rodgers and a balanced offense while the Cardinals have quarterback Kurt Warner and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Arizona may put a little more emphasis into this NFL bet contest since they are winless in the preseason.
Both teams are looking at playing their starters into the third quarter so this NFL bet game should be entertaining. Friday’s NFL bet game will be the first time the Packers have ever played at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Green Bay’s first string offense has been very good in NFL bet preseason action. Rodgers has three TDs and a passer rating of 142.5. NFL bet statistics tell us the defense has also been very good for Green Bay under new coordinator Dom Capers. The defense has nine takeaways and seven sacks in the first two games as NFL bet stats tell us. "The takeaways, I think we have something special," Head Coach Mike McCarthy said, "I think the guys are playing with a lot of confidence. They seem very comfortable in the scheme. The disguise part of it has gone very well. We're playing with more vision to the football than we did in the past, and we're off to a good start."
Thursday’s NFL bet action has the potential to be very exciting with the Packers playing so well but McCarthy doesn’t want to overreact. "There's a lot of positive information in our first two games, and we feel very good about that," he said, "But the reality is there are things we need to correct too. So there's no reason to strike up the band or anything like that."
The Packers and Cardinals have met 20 times in NFL betting preseason action with the Packers holding the 14-6 NFL bet advantage. The teams have not met in NFL betting preseason action since 2002 when the Packers won 29-21.