Free Preseason NFL Prediction: Raiders vs. Cardinals NFL Odds
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Week 2 NFL Preseason
(1-0) Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals (1-0)
Date: Thursday, August 15th
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
ATS Betting Lines: Arizona Cardinals -3
NFL Moneyline Odds: Raiders +145, Cardinals -165
NFL Preseason Betting Total: 40
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Arizona will welcome another team from California as they take on the Raiders on Thursday night.
Both teams are off to a 1-0 start this preseason and will look to further improve as the regular season inches closer.
The Raiders upset the Rams in week one by a score of 14-3. Technically this was not an upset because the Raiders were favored, but still a lot of people were betting the Rams. Also, the Rams are by far the better team overall, the Raiders just showed up to play, while the Rams did not.
Starting quarterback, Derek Carr, did not play in week one meaning he may get a series or two in this game. Antonio Brown was also out due to the fact that he burned his feet and wanted to use his old helmet. That left Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman to compete for the backup quarterback role. Glennon went 17 for 25 in this game with 200 yards passing. However, he did not throw a touchdown and threw two interceptions. Peterman went 9 for 12 with 66 yards and the only passing touchdown in the game.
As bad as Peterman has looked over the years, maybe this is finally the year he can turn things around. Now he will not play in the regular season barring an injury to Carr, but if he can show promise, there is a chance he can be the second string quarterback for the Raiders. Peterman also had the longest rush of the game that went for 50 yards. Not one guy stood out on the offensive side of the ball as the Raiders had 13 different guys with a reception. They did total 407 yards, so this is promising heading into the next game.
The defense is where the Raiders looked good. They held the Rams to 190 total yards. Granted the Rams did not play many starters including no Jared Goff. Still, they held the Rams to 3 points in the entire game. Against the Cardinals, they need to bring the same intensity because they will be playing their starters, including number one overall draft pick, Kyler Murray.
The Cardinals got a 17-13 win in their first preseason game over the Chargers. They will get back to back home games with the Raiders coming to town.
Kyler Murray finally made his NFL debut last week an only got to play one drive. He went 6 of 7 for 44 yards, so he had a decent debut. It is very hard to judge someone for one drive, so hopefully Murray will get to play at least a quarter in this game. Last week, Brett Hundley stood out as the leading passer, going 10 of 14 with 104 yards and a touchdown.
He should be getting a fair amount of playing time in game two, so we will see if he can keep it up. The Cardinals had 289 total yards in this game against the Chargers. They will look to improve on this mark. Especially on third down, where they went 4 of 11. The Raiders are not exactly the best team, so we should see a lot more from this Cardinals offense.
The Cardinals defense is where we need to see major improvement. They allowed 357 total yards to the Chargers last week. They also allowed the Chargers to go 5 for 10 on third downs. If not for a late fumble forced by this Arizona defense, there is a good chance they would have lost last week. Nonetheless, they need shut down the Raiders to prove that their defense can pose a threat this season.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: UNDER 40
Last week the under was the play for both teams. I do not have much confidence in either offense, so the under is the play I am looking at again.
NFL Free Preseason Score Prediction: Raiders 13 – Cardinals 16
I think this is a low scoring game, but it will be the Cardinals that come out on top again.
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