NFL power rankings: Arizona Cardinals’ momentum builds entering Week 9 vs. Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals favored at home vs. Miami Dolphins in Week 9.
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Can they keep it in their week 9 matchup with the Miami Dolphins?
NFL writers weigh in on the state of Arizona’s NFL team after the first eight weeks of the season.
The Cardinals are 5-2 and are coming off a bye after their big win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.
They are ranked as high as No. 6 by NFL writers in their most recent NFL power rankings.
The Miami Dolphins (4-3) visit the Arizona Cardinals (5-2) in Week 9 Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. Here’s a look at the early betting odds and lines at BetMGM Sportsbook.
The Dolphins upset the visiting Los Angeles Rams 28-17 as 3.5-point underdogs Sunday. Miami, which was outgained 471-145 in total yards, jumped out to a 28-7 lead in the first half and held on for the win in rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa’s first start (12 of 22, 93 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT). The defense finished with four first-half turnovers, and Jakeem Grant scored on an 88-yard punt return. The Dolphins are 5-2 ATS with a 2-5 Over/Under record – Sunday’s game finished Under the O/U line of 46.
The Cardinals are coming off a bye week after handing the Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the season in a 37-34 overtime thriller at home in Week 7. QB Kyler Murray has thrown for 1,847 yards with 13 touchdowns against seven interceptions while rushing for 437 yards and seven TDs on 65 carries (6.7 yards per carry). RB Kenyan Drake has 512 rushing yards with four scores on 119 carries, while WR DeAndre Hopkins (704 yards, 3 TDs, 57 receptions) is Murray’s top target. Arizona (5-2 ATS) has won and covered three in a row and owns a 1-6 O/U record.
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At +185 odds, the Dolphins have an implied win probability of 35.09% or 37/20 fractional odds. To cover the spread, Miami must keep the game within 4 points in a loss or win outright. A 5-point loss is a push and you get your money back