Free Preseason NFL Prediction: Chargers vs Cardinals NFL Odds
Looking for Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals free picks & NFL odds? Week 1 preseason NFL betting sees the Chargers taking on the Cardinals on Saturday August 11th at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long including all preseason games so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions like this Chargers Cardinals matchup.
Week 1 NFL Preseason
(0-0) Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals (0-0)
Date: Saturday August 11th
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, AZ.
ATS Betting Lines: Arizona -2.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles +120 / Arizona -140
NFL Preseason Betting Total: 35.5
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The final game of Week 1 of the NFL preseason will feature two West Coast teams kicking of their seasons in Phoenix.
The Cardinals showed some flashes of promise in Bruce Arians’s final season last year, amid all sorts of injury problems. A healthy David Johnson and some stability at the quarterback position after Carson Palmer’s retirement have the Cardinals thinking about contending again in the NFC West.
Meanwhile, the Chargers are the slight favorites in the AFC West, despite some early injuries. They had a typical Chargers season last year and barely missed out on the playoffs after a poor start, a mad dash and Week 17 disappointment.
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles has already lost both tight end Hunter Henry and cornerback Jason Verrett to season-ending injuries and neither player was even hurt in a game situation. Henry went down in practice way back in the winter time and Verrett recently tore his achilles during a pre-practice workout.
The good news is that LA is one of the deepest teams in the league at corner. The loss of Henry will be harder to deal with, though. Keenan Allen had a monster season in 2017 because he stayed healthy for all 17 games. There will be pressure on him to replicate.
But Phillip Rivers always seems to find guys to hit with pin-point passes and move the ball. With an enhanced o-line and a defense that looks to be good, at least on paper, he has to be thinking playoffs.
The Cardinals brought in Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon in the off-season and then drafted Josh Rosen out of UCLA.
There won’t be any rush to start Rosen, who just turned 21 in February, with two capable veterans on the roster making decent money. Of course, one could very likely be traded, depending what happens with Rosen and if Bradford can stay healthy.
Sam is the starter, as of now, according to the depth chart. He will like throwing the ball to Larry Fitzgerald, who enters his 15th season as Arizona’s starting wide receiver.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Chargers +120
The Chargers’ depth is going to be tested this season, as it is seemingly every year. I think this is the far better team, top to bottom and it will show in the preseason.
NFL Free Preseason Score Prediction: Los Angeles 23 – Arizona 14
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