Week 8 of the NFL season gets kicked off with a monumental NFC matchup on Thursday Night Football between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. In this article, I will identify the three most profitable Thursday Night Football Picks from the Packers-Cardinals matchup. Plus, I’ll show you which NFL betting sites are offering the best NFL odds.
The visiting Packers will be without their top two wide receivers, Davante Adams and Allen Lazard, who both tested positive for COVID. Those injuries could go a long way in making sure the Cardinals stay the lone undefeated team in the NFL once this game is over.
So without further ado, let’s dive into my top NFL picks for Thursday night.
Thursday Night Football Picks For Week 8
Kyler Murray: Under 272.5 Passing Yards + Over 28.5 Rushing Yards
The Packers’ defense has been strong against the pass, allowing no 300-yard performances from quarterbacks and two or fewer TD passes in all but one game. In fact, only one QB (Joe Burrow) exceeded tonight’s mark of 272.5 passing yards, and that game went into overtime. Murray will likely have a more successful day with his legs, considering Washington QB Taylor Heinicke just ran for 95 yards against them last week. Not to mention, other QBs around the league (Jared Goff: 46, Justin Fields: 43, Jameis Winston: 36) have proven this to be a successful route of offense already. Arizona has run the ball at least 37 times in three of its last four games, so we should expect more of the same.
Best Odds – Caesars Sportsbook (+240)
Aaron Jones: Over 59.5 Rushing Yards
Jones will have a full workload on Thursday with the Packers’ top two WRs out of the lineup. This was probably a big reason why he saw such a decreased role in last week’s game, considering Green Bay had the short week to deal with. And this was before the team knew it would be without Adams and Lazard. A hectic situation it is, indeed. Jones has a number that is somewhat depressed here and I believe that we can take advantage of it. He only has one 100-yard rushing game this season, so this would be a perfect opportunity to do it for the second time.
Best Odds – SugarHouse Sportsbook (-114)
DeAndre Hopkins: First Touchdown
While Hopkins hasn’t posted a 100-yard game yet this season, he does have seven TDs. On a short week like this, I wouldn’t expect there to be too many thrills in the playbook. Perhaps, a simple fade toward the corner of the end zone can get it done. The Cardinals have scored 30+ points in six of their seven games, with most of them getting started early. Look for Hopkins to be the main beneficiary for Arizona at the onset and hopefully, we can capitalize on these zaftig +700 odds!
Best Odds – PointsBet (+800)