Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals - 10/18/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals - 10/18/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos (2-4) at Arizona Cardinals (1-5)

NFL Football: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:20 pm (University of Phoenix Stadium)

The Line: Arizona Cardinals +2 -- Over/Under: 40.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Broncos will visit the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on “Thursday Night Football” this week. 

The Broncos enter this game with a 2-4 record so far. Denver posted wins over the Seahawks and Broncos in the first two games, then dropped their next four versus the RAvens, Chiefs, Jets and Rams. 

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In the Rams game, Denver QB Case Keenum managed 322 yards with two TDs and two picks, and Royce Freeman logged 22 yards to lead the rush. Emmanuel Sanders was the top Denver receiver on 115 yards and a TD from seven grabs. 

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re sitting at 1-5 on the year. Arizona’s lone win came in Week 5 against the 49ers 28-18, but otherwise they’ve fallen to the Redskins, Rams, Bears, Seahawks and Vikings. 

In that Minnesota game, Arizona QB Josh Rosen put up 240 yards and a pick, and David Johnson was the lead rusher with 18 carries for 55 yards and a TD. Christian Kirk led the receivers on his six catches and 77 yards. 

The Broncos are 2-8 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 overall. Denver is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six in October. 

Meanwhile, the Cards are 3-0-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Arizona is 6-2 ATS in their last eight following a straight-up loss and 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight Thursday games. 

Denver has been written off for the most part following this four-game losing streak, but in two of those games, the Broncos fell by just four points to the Chiefs and three to the Rams—both very good teams. 

As for the Cardinals, they haven’t been able to get much going at all. Defensively they haven’t been downright awful, but they’re simply not scoring on the other side. Arizona has posted 17 points or fewer in five of six games this year. 

I’m not thrilled about either of these teams, but Denver seems more capable of covering here. I’m going Broncos.

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