The Arizona Cardinals (1-0) meet the Minnesota Vikings (0-1) in Week 2. The Cardinals ( ) and the Vikings ( to win on the moneyline) take to the field on September 19, 2021 at 4:05 PM ET on FOX. The point total for the game is set at points.
Before you place a bet on this game, check out this article for the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from key metrics and player stats to injuries, weather, and more.
The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 12:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Cardinals Vs. Vikings Betting Odds
Cardinals Vs. Vikings Player Props
Cardinals Vs. Vikings Weather
This contest could be played inside because State Farm Stadium has a retractable roof, but the weather forecast for Glendale on Sunday is dry (clear sky) and relatively calm (7 mph winds), with a high temperature of 98 degrees Fahrenheit (as of 12:18 AM on September 15).
Cardinals Vs. Vikings Injury Report
|Bisi Johnson||WR||Knee (acl)||Out|
|Irv Smith Jr.||TE||Knee||Out|
|Jaylen Twyman||DT||Upper Body||Out|
|Janarius Robinson||DE||Lower Body||Out|
Cardinals Offense Vs. Vikings Defense (2020)
|Cardinals Offense||Stats (Rank)||Vikings Defense|
|25.6 (13)||Points/Gm||29.7 (29)|
|0.38 (16)||Points/Play||0.46 (29)|
|384.6 (6)||Yards/Gm||393.3 (27)|
|256.4 (18)||Pass Yards/Gm||266.7 (22)|
|139.8 (7)||Rush Yards/Gm||134.4 (27)|
|5.7 (14)||Yards/Play||6.1 (27)|
|7.1 (19)||Yards/Pass||7.9 (27)|
|4.7 (8)||Yards/Rush||4.6 (22)|
|39.6% (21)||3rd Down %||39.5% (10)|
|65.5% (10)||Red Zone %||58.6% (11)|
|21 (17)||Turnovers||22 (10)|
|29 (11)||Sacks||23 (28)|
Vikings Offense Vs. Cardinals Defense (2020)
|Vikings Offense||Stats (Rank)||Cardinals Defense|
|26.9 (11)||Points/Gm||22.9 (12)|
|0.42 (10)||Points/Play||0.35 (9)|
|393.3 (4)||Yards/Gm||351.9 (13)|
|266.6 (12)||Pass Yards/Gm||246.8 (14)|
|142.7 (5)||Rush Yards/Gm||125.5 (22)|
|6.2 (4)||Yards/Play||5.3 (8)|
|8.3 (2)||Yards/Pass||6.9 (8)|
|4.9 (4)||Yards/Rush||4.6 (22)|
|40.9% (16)||3rd Down %||39.6% (12)|
|71.2% (6)||Red Zone %||51.8% (3)|
|23 (23)||Turnovers||21 (18)|
|39 (20)||Sacks||48 (4)|
When The Cardinals Have The Ball (2020)
- The Vikings’ defense was 27th in yards conceded per game last year (393.3), while the Cardinals’ offense was sixth at 384.6 yards per game.
- Arizona had the seventh-ranked rushing offense in the NFL last year (139.8 yards per game), and will be up against the 27th-ranked defense in that category from a year ago, as Minnesota allowed 134.4 per game.
- The Cardinals were No. 11 in the league in sacks conceded last year (29), facing the pass rush ranked 28th, the Vikings’ (23).
- Arizona had the 13th-ranked offense in the NFL (25.6 points per game) last year, and will be facing Minnesota’s 29th-ranked defense from a season ago (29.7 ppg).
When The Vikings Have The Ball (2020)
- The Cardinals gave up 4.6 yards per rushing attempt last season (22nd in NFL). The Vikings were fourth in rushing, averaging 4.9 per carry.
- Minnesota’s rushing game ranked fifth in the NFL a season ago (142.7 yards per game). Arizona gave up 125.5 rushing yards per game (22nd).
- The Vikings’ pass protection resulted in 39 sacks given up last season, 13th-most in the league. The Cardinals’ defense racked up 48 (fourth-most).
- Arizona’s defense ranked 13th in yards conceded per game last year (351.9), while Minnesota’s offense was fourth in the league at 393.3 yards per game.
Cardinals Betting Trends And Insights
- Arizona covered seven times in 16 chances against the spread last season.
- The Cardinals covered the spread three times last season (3-3 ATS) when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total five times in Arizona’s games.
- Arizona and its opponents went over 51 combined points in six of 16 games last season.
- The Cardinals won 50% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (5-5).
Vikings Betting Trends And Insights
- Minnesota put together a 6-10-0 record against the spread last year.
- The Vikings covered the spread twice last year (2-2 ATS) when playing as at least 4.5-point underdogs.
- A total of 11 of Minnesota’s games last year went over the point total.
- Minnesota combined with its opponent to score more than 51 points in 12 of 16 games last season.
- Last season, the Vikings were the underdog seven times and won two of those games.
Cardinals Players To Watch
- Kyler Murray collected 3,971 passing yards (248.2 yards per game) with a 67.2% completion percentage last year (375-of-558), while throwing 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also tacked on 819 rushing yards on 133 carries with 11 touchdowns, averaging 51.2 yards per game.
- Last year, James Conner rushed for 721 yards on 169 carries (45.1 ypg), with six rushing touchdowns.
- DeAndre Hopkins hauled in 115 passes for 1,407 yards last season and scored six touchdowns. He was targeted 160 times and averaged 87.9 yards per game.
- Christian Kirk also contributed with 48 grabs for 621 yards and six touchdowns last year. He was targeted 79 times and put up 38.8 receiving yards per game.
- A.J. Green caught 47 passes on 104 targets for 523 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 32.7 yards per game last season.
- J.J. Watt boasted an impressive stat line of 5.0 sacks, 16.0 TFL, 68 tackles, and one interception last year.
- In last year’s campaign, Jordan Hicks totaled 158 tackles, 11.5 TFL, and one interception.
- Budda Baker intercepted two passes while adding 146 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, and six passes defended a season ago.
Vikings Players To Watch
- Kirk Cousins recorded 4,265 passing yards (266.6 yards per game) with a 67.6% completion percentage last year (349-of-516), while throwing 35 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
- Dalvin Cook took 312 attempts for 1,557 rushing yards a season ago (97.3 yards per game) while scoring 16 touchdowns. He also caught 44 passes for 361 yards (22.6 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
- Last year Alexander Mattison rushed for 434 yards on 96 carries (27.1 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
- Last season Justin Jefferson reeled in 88 passes (on 125 targets) for 1,400 yards (87.5 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns.
- Adam Thielen also added 925 yards on 74 catches and 14 touchdowns. He was targeted 108 times and put up 57.8 receiving yards per game last year.
- Everson Griffen boasted an impressive stat line of 6.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 48 tackles.
- Eric Kendricks’ 2020 campaign saw him total 145 tackles, 4.5 TFL, and three interceptions.
- Harrison Smith intercepted five passes and tacked on 124 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and 10 passes defended last season.
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