When the Arizona Cardinals opening win total came out last season it was set at 6.5 wins. Meaning the over/under would give you either six or less wins or seven or more wins.
Then the Cardinals traded for DeAndre Hopkins and things changed, he was worth a full game and it moved to 7.5 wins.
The Cardinals of course hit the over, winning eight games and finishing the season 8-8.
Now, heading into the third year under Kliff Kingsbury and with Kyler Murray under center, the team has an over/under win total of 8.5.
Arizona Cardinals – 2021 Regular Season Win Total
Note: 2020 opening win total was 6½. They moved to 7½ once they traded for DeAndre Hopkins. They finished the season with 8 wins.
The Cardinals finishing with nine wins would have put them in the playoffs in 2020, so that is good to know that you have to bet at least nine wins to hit the over.
The question is, if they hit the over at nine and do not make the playoffs what is the overall thought on the 2021 season?
Does nine wins matter only if the team makes the playoffs?
What is your opinion and are you taking the over or under?