Free Preseason NFL Prediction: Chargers vs. Cardinals NFL Odds
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Week 1 NFL Preseason
(0-0) Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals (0-0)
Date: Thursday, August 8th
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
ATS Betting Lines: Arizona Cardinals -2.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Chargers +115, Cardinals -135
NFL Preseason Betting Total: 36
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Football is back and we will see the Chargers and Cardinals meet on Thursday night in their first preseason contest.
This will be Kyler Murray’s first time playing a live game and therefore he will want to impress.
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The Chargers are coming off a 12-4 season that saw them get destroyed by New England in the playoffs. Phillip Rivers may get a drive or two, but do not expect him to be out there for long. He is obvious a veteran and the Chargers cannot afford him risking an injury.
Of course, Melvin Gordon has recently demanded a trade, so he is not happy with his current situation. He will not play in this game either. The QB battle for the backup will be interesting. Tyrod Taylor sits second on the depth chart, but he has Cardale Jones and Eston Stick right behind him. Both Jones and Stick are sure to get a decent amount of playing to prove they deserve a spot on the roster.
The Chargers have Joey Bosa, who could have an impact early assuming he gets to play. They also have some guys looking to secure their spot, so they will be playing hard. The Cardinals offense is not very good and once the starters leave, the Chargers should be able to take advantage.
Since the draft, everyone has been talking about Kyler Murray. This is finally when he will be able to prove the haters wrong by having a good showing. He might not get to play very long, but he needs to lead the Cardinals to a score in the time he does play.
It was recently noted that wide receiver, Michael Crabtree could not agree to terms, so that is one less playmaker for the Cardinals. They do have David Johnson, who is looking like their best offensive weapon. Outside of him, there are some question marks. The backup QB’s for Arizona also concern me that they can actually move the ball, so once Murray is pulled, I do not expect much from the Arizona offense.
The Cardinals added some help in the secondary, but still have some holes on the defensive side of the ball. There is only so much they can do when their offense is not able to score. I think the defense could be on the field a lot in this game and it will hinder how effective they will be.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers +2.5
The Cardinals offense is likely going to struggle after Murray comes out of the game. I will take the Chargers to win because they have more quarterbacks competing for a spot.
NFL Free Preseason Score Prediction: Chargers 20 – Cardinals 10
I will take the Chargers plus the points to win their preseason opener.
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