Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner have both won Super Bowls in their career and they still are in fine form. Last week in NFL betting both the Colts and Cardinals were winners.
Pro football betting has the Cardinals a 2.5 point favorite with a total of 48 in this NBC televised game. The Colts are 2-0 on the season but just as easily could be 0-2 while the Cardinals are 1-1. The Colts were dominated last week by Miami but Peyton Manning threw for 303 yards and a couple of long touchdowns and the Colts won in NFL betting. Warner was nearly perfect last week as the Cardinals routed the Jacksonville Jaguars in pro football betting. Warner set an NFL record for completion percentage in a game as he hit on 24-of-26 throws in the pro football betting win.
The Colts lead the all-time pro football betting series with the Cardinals, 7-6 with the last meeting occurring four years ago at Indianapolis. The Colts lost their only previous pro football betting trip to Arizona in 1990.
Peyton Manning has had a fine start to the 2009 NFL betting season. In the first week he hit Reggie Wayne all over the field and last week when the Dolphins took that option away he hit Dallas Clark for 183 yards. The Colts will try and slow down Arizona’s pass rush which has eight sacks in two games.
The Cardinals are throwing the ball as much as they did a year ago. The team has averaged just 79 yards on the ground. Warner is throwing it all over the field again this season to talented receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston. The Cardinals may have more success running this pro football betting week since the Colts can’t stop the run. Miami had 239 yards rushing last week as NFL betting stats indicate.
Indianapolis has won 11 straight regular season games dating back to last season. Pro football betting stats show that Manning has now thrown for 300 yards ore more in four of his last five regular-season contests.
Arizona is 65-2 since 1981 when scoring 30 points or more in a pro football betting contest. The Colts are 42-15 on the road since the beginning of the 2002 pro football betting season. The Colts have won five straight away from home, all by seven points or less in pro football betting.