Free NFL Prediction: Broncos vs Cardinals
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Week 4 NFLX
Denver Broncos (2-1) at Arizona Cardinals (0-3)
Date: Thursday September 1st
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium- Phoenix, Arionaa
ATS Betting Lines: Arizona Cardinals -4.0
NFL Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -200 (If Posted)
NFL Betting Total: 38.0
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Rookie Paxton leads the 2-1 Broncos against the 0-3 Cardinals in Arizona tonight. This is the final preseason game for both teams, with the Broncos looking to build momentum heading into the season opener.
The Cardinals are not worried about how bad the offense has looked this season, but should they be?
The opening kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET with QB Paxton Lynch starting for the Broncos with Matt Barkley going against him. Paxton Lynch and Matt Barkley are both scheduled to play the entire game barring an injury .
Trevor Simian received the starting nod from Coach Kubiak to try to deliver the first back to back Super Bowl champions since the Cowboy’s of the early 90’s.
He won’t be playing the final preseason game and Mark Sanchez looks to be on the trading block.
This game is to get the rookie more accustomed to the speed and continue his steady progress.
CJ Anderson is the clear #1 running back, and Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are still two of the most dynamic receivers in the game.
How much playing time will they see with the rookie Lynch under center? Look for a big game from Ronnie Hillman, as he looks to secure a roster spot with a strong second half.
Coach Bruce Arians is smart to not risk an injury to Carson Palmer. Matt Barkley is a serviceable quarterback and should be able to handle the duties in the final game of the preseason.
Will the pressure of being a Super Bowl contender affect the playing time of the veterans in this game?
Most of the time on the playing field will be players looking to make the 53 man and practice squad rosters, with tight end Ifeanyi Momah looking to keep a roster spot after suffering a knee injury which put him on IR last year.
He comes up big tonight and earns a spot with the club.
I am anxious to see how much time Robert Nkemdiche sees tonight. He was a steal of a draft pick and could have the same type of impact Aaron Donald has had for the Rams.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The Broncos are 5-1-2 ATS in their 8 road games last season.
- The Broncos are 26-20-2 ATS in their last 48 regular season games.
- The Cardinals are 30-17-1 ATS in their last 48 regular season games.
- The Cardinals are 9-7 ATS in their last 16 home regular season games.
- Over is 14-17-1 in the Cardinals last 32 games overall.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Under 38
With Lynch and Barkley playing the entire game expect a low scoring affair. The backups will want to play hard and impress the coaches but I don’t believe the full playbooks will be utilized tonight.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Arizona 21 – Denver 10
Lynch will make some good throws, but will also make a few costly mistakes. Barkley will be conservative and not take too many shots down the field, using the running game to set the tempo.
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