Texans vs. Cardinals prediction, pick, odds, and how to watch the Week 7 game

Here is how to watch and listen to the Week 7 Texans vs. Cardinals game as well as a pick and prediction for Sunday afternoon's contest.

The Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals Week 7 contest will kick off this Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals hope to continue their perfect record while the Texans aim to shatter Arizona’s undefeated hopes. Here’s how to watch and listen, the current NFL odds, and our pick and prediction for the Texans vs. Cardinals game.

Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals prediction and odds | Week 7

DraftKings Sportsbook

States: AZ, CO, PA, NJ, IN, IL, IA, MI, VA, TN, WV

  • Spread: Cardinals -17
  • Moneyline: Texans +750, Cardinals -1250
  • Over/Under: 47 (Over -115, Under -105)

Odds from DraftKings sportsbook

The Cardinals open this week’s game as the overwhelming favorite at -17. That’s not surprising given their dominance to start the season and the Texans’ inability to score consistently. 17 points is a large spread, but Houston has lost by an average of 19.2 points in their five defeats this year. If you’re feeling risky, data and trends show to take the spread.

A big storyline in this game will be J.J. Watt facing his former team for the first time. A three-time Defensive Player of the Year winner, Watt recorded 101 sacks in his 10 years as a Texan. He recorded his first sack as a Cardinal in last week’s 37-14 win against the Cleveland Browns.

Will Kyler Murray continue his MVP run?

Fans will have their eye on Watt against the Texans’ offense. But when the Cardinals are on offense, all eyes will be on the electric Kyler Murray. He averages the second-most yards per completion in the NFL, trailing only Matthew Stafford. Fans will be waiting for Murray to break a long run, something he hasn’t done this season. Through his first six games, Murray has a long run of just 18 yards after posting longs of 35 and 48 during his first two respective seasons.

The Texans have struggled mightily stopping the run game, having given up the second-most rushing yards in the league thus far. Not only will this give Murray more opportunities to roll out of the pocket and do what he does so well, but running backs Chase Edmonds and James Conner will have ample opportunities as well.

Texans vs. Cardinals prediction

Through his four starts, rookie quarterback Davis Mills has yet to lead the Texans to victory. He’s played much as you’d expect on a rebuilding Houston club. One thing Tyrod Taylor did well before getting hurt was take care of the ball — since Mills has come in, turnovers have killed the offense. You can expect a couple more against Arizona’s secondary in Week 7.

Prediction: Cardinals 27, Texans 13

How to watch and listen to Texans vs. Cardinals this week

  • Start time: 4:25 PM ET
  • Channel: CBS
  • Live stream:
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV
    • Paramount Plus
    • DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket
    • NFL Mobile App
  • Listen:
    • Local Houston: SportsRadio 610
    • Local Arizona: 98.7 FM Arizona Sports
    • TuneIn Radio
    • Sirius XM Radio

Tyler Olson is a Senior Data and Content Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can read Tyler’s other work here and follow him on Twitter @TOlsonPFN.