So they will likely close the retractable roof at State Farm Stadium and play in AC. Last week against the Washington Football Team, for example, Larry Fitz caught 100% of the 7 passes he was targeted with for 50 yards, while in Week 1 he caught four out of five that he was targeted for and posted 34 yards of offense. The Cardinals appear to have turned their franchise around this year thanks to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, quarterback Kyler Murray and new wideout DeAndre Hopkins. Free Week 3 NFL picks from State Farm Stadium on September 27, 2020. ", Vincent Frank writes: "Imagine this. The Detroit Lions come to State Farm Stadium on Sunday for a week three NFC showdown with the Arizona Cardinals. Check out some picks and predictions for the NFL Week 3 game between the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions. However, he’s supposed to return this game. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Las Vegas Raiders Predictions, Odds & Picks. It's expected to be a hot and sunny afternoon in Glendale, Arizona, with temperatures ranging from 76 to a scorching 102 degrees. ", MORE: Arizona Cardinals among 11 remaining unbeaten NFL teams after Week 2, Mike Lukas writes: "It is not a good sign for head coach Matt Patricia and his steady and effective QB Matthew Stafford that in 2020 for the first two weeks in a row the Lions have blown an early lead, something that might be tough to fix against these Cardinals who haven’t scored less than 24 points in either of their outings this season. Neither is a defense that gets worse as the game wears on. Copy this into the source of your page where you want the article to appear: Get the best sports betting information delivered straight to your inbox for free. He is a college football, college baseball and college hockey addict... and writer. Here are the best sportsbooks for betting on Lions vs Cardinals in your state: If you’re feeling lucky, sign-up to our NFL Pick’em Contest and get a chance to win a $200 Amazon voucher. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-522-4700 (NV), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL). Here are our predictions, odds and picks for this excellent Week 7 NFC West matchup between the KC Chiefs and the Denver Broncos. A quick Lions vs. Cardinals game preview. Detroit’s defense is not that good. Loot’s Prediction to Cover the Point Spread: I’m betting on the Detroit Lions plus 6 points. ", Pete Prisco writes: "The Cardinals are off to a great start and Kyler Murray is a big reason why. The Cardinals look good so far and have produced over 400 yards and averaged 27 points through two games against two very talented defenses. Listen to the latest from Cards Wire’s Jess Root on his podcast, Rise Up, See Red. Stafford is always among the NFL passing yards leaders, unfortunately, the rest of the team (aka the defense) has yet to do their part. The Lions are having a horrible time on defense and the Cardinals are enjoying a swell of offense thanks to QB Murray and new Arizona WR DeAndre Hopkins, so expect this one to not go so well for Detroit. Detroit also has rookie D’Andre Swift and third-year RB Kerryon Johnson. Golladay is listed as questionable for Week 3 with a hamstring issue, an injury that can slow a speedy receiver like him down and limit his overall effectiveness. NFL point spreads can be confusing at first, but our how to bet on football article help you bet like a seasoned pro! The Lions score a late touchdown to make it just a two-score game. With that said, it’s not going to be an easy one. Click for our free NFL Week 3 predictions and betting picks. Detroit's defense doesn't have enough to slow down Arizona, which will put Mathew Stafford in more bad spots. New to football betting? It won’t be easy on the road against a Cardinals’ team that has started fast at 2-0. Currently, the Lions defense has allowed the fifth-most yardage in the first two weeks, with opponents gaining 425 offensive yards per game while only two other teams have allowed their opponents to score more points per game, the Lions giving up 34.5 points per matchup. The Arizona Cardinals host the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Week 3 of the NFL season. Prediction: Cardinals 31, Lions 24 — Written by Eric Sorenson, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. You can bet on NFL odds at every online and casino sportsbooks, including NFL moneylines, spreads, Over/Under totals and a ton of NFL prop odds. Gilbert Brink writes: The west keeps winning, again. The Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions will face one another Sunday afternoon at State Farm Stadium at 1:25 p.m. Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense have gotten off to a scorching start through two weeks, setting up a potential track meet in the desert against Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions in Week 3. NFL odds have the Cardinals as 5.5-point favorites with the Over/Under set at 55. The Cardinals enter the game undefeated at 2-0 and the Lions have yet to win a game. Detroit Lions (0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS) vs. Arizona Cardinals (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) Week 3 NFL. Tadd Haislop writes: "Based mostly on the incredible play of Kyler Murray through the first two weeks of the season, this game for the Lions has gone from winnable to challenging in a hurry. Odds from DraftKings. Check out some picks and predictions for the NFC showdown. Finally, we preview their Week 4 matchup with the Carolina Panthers, break down the matchups and make predictions. Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Detroit got stomped by the Packers last Sunday after squandering a fourth-quarter lead against the Bears in Week 1. The undefeated Cardinals have beaten the 49ers and Washington, so it stands to reason they can beat the winless Detroit Lions. MORE: ESPN analyst not impressed with Arizona Cardinals: 'They are a 6-7 game win type team'. Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. The Cardinals enter the game banged up, as they will have their fourth- and fifth-string safeties starting on Sunday and could be without cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who is currently in the concussion protocol. That game ended in a 27-27 tie. She also is a sports producer for iHeartRadio’s new sports network. With Arizona, you have a team that went through the necessary trials of youth and are now experiencing some well-earned success, and it might be hard to separate them from this momentum they fought so hard to get. What a difference a year makes. That’s especially the case when there was a truncated preseason, and teams are still finding their bearings. I think Arizona scores early and often and gets an easy one.". When these teams met up last September in Arizona, the Lions had a 17-3 lead at half before getting outscored 24-10 the rest of the way and having to settle for a tie. Please check your email for a confirmation. It’s not easy to sugar-coat Detroit’s failings in the first two weeks. Kyler Murray and his Cardinals hosting this very same Lions squad after putting up a brilliant performance against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Arizona has been good both on offense and defense but have not been tested in the passing game the way they will by Detroit. They have averaged 27 points per game through two weeks but still haven’t clicked in the running game or passing game. The two have established a natural connection. We are going to be backing Kyler Murray and the explosive Cardinals’ offense. The Lions signed on NFL veteran Adrian Peterson just before the season who has accumulated 134 yards on an average of over six yards per attempt.

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