Week 8 will bring us a Thursday Night Football gem, as two of the top teams in the NFL go head-to-head when the Green Bay Packers visit the Arizona Cardinals. It's tough timing for the Packers, who will be without receivers Davante Adams and Allen Lazard because of the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. That will make veteran Randall Cobb the top option at wide receiver for Green Bay and he could be an intriguing play at +1100 for first touchdown scorer and +190 to score at any time.
Those are just two of the dozens of Cardinals vs. Packers player props available for Thursday Night Football at Caesars Sportsbook. With so many NFL prop picks listed, there are plenty of opportunities to find value as these two juggernauts in the NFC go head-to-head. Before making any NFL prop bets for Thursday Night Football, you need to see the Packers vs. Cardinals prop predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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With Cardinals vs. Packers on Thursday Night Football, the model has evaluated the NFL player props from Caesars and found five strong bets. You can only see them here.
Top NFL player prop bets for Cardinals vs. Packers
After simulating Packers vs. Cardinals 10,000 times, the model predicts that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will fall short of 255.5 passing yards. Since an abysmal two-interception performance in a 38-3 beatdown at the hands of the Saints in Week 1, Rodgers has thrown for 15 touchdowns and just one interception while leading the Packers to six consecutive wins.
However, Green Bay's offense ranks just 23rd in total yardage this season and Rodgers hadn't been particularly prolific. He has just one 300-yard passing game this season and has actually failed to reach 256 passing yards in four of his seven starts. Take away his top two options at wide receiver and put him against a Cardinals defense that ranks third against the pass and it's easy to see why the model is only projected 232 yards for Thursday.
SportsLine's NFL model also says Cardinals running back James Conner will go over 45.5 rushing yards. Conner and Chase Edmonds have split reps throughout the season and Edmonds has actually out-snapped Conner 289-207. However, Conner's work as the early-down and short-yardage specialist has provided him more consistent rushing opportunities.
Conner has carried the ball 89 times on the season (compared to Edmonds' 68) and has had at least 10 carries in his last five games. Against a Packers defense that ranks 30th in the NFL in yards allowed per carry (4.9), the model is expecting Conner's carry volume to win the day, projecting 54 yards on average to create plenty of value on the over with an even-money payout.
How to make NFL player prop bets for Packers vs. Cardinals
In addition, the model says another star easily surpasses his yardage total and has another plus-money prop payout you'll want to jump on. You need to see the model's analysis before making any Cardinals vs. Packers prop bets for Thursday.
Which Cardinals vs. Packers prop bets should you back on Thursday Night Football? And which star is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see the top Packers vs. Cardinals prop bets, all from the model that's up almost $7,700 on top-rated NFL picks.