How have Cardinals fared as underdogs?
The Cardinals will be underdogs tonight when they take on the Panthers in the NFC Championship Game. How has Arizona fared in that role under Bruce Arians?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Cardinals are currently a 3-point road dog versus the Panthers for tonight's 6:40PM ET kickoff. Arizona enters play with a 14-3 record and is 9-8 against the spread this season, while Carolina is 16-1 overall and 12-5 at the betting window.
Arians took over as head coach of the Cardinals in 2013 and since that point, Arizona is a solid 14-7 against the spread as an underdog. Granted the Cardinals lost by an average margin of -2.3 points in those 21 games, but they still covered at an impressive 66.7% clip.
The Cardinals were underdogs just once this season and won outright as a 3-point dog in a 39-32 victory in Seattle on November 15.