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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals NFL Football Betting Preseason

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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals Team Logos & NFL Betting Preview

The NFL football betting preseason is finally here, giving us some interesting matchups to bet on this weekend. The preseason doesn’t have much on the line in terms of playoffs but it has a massive impact on the ability of new players to work up the roster. One matchup that is bound to have roster implications is this Saturday’s Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals pairing. Both teams are coming off disappointing seasons and will be looking to work their way back into the playoffs. What do this weekend’s sports betting odds have to say about it?

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals – Saturday, August 11th    

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NFL Game Pass

NFL Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chargers +2½ (-110) 36½ (-115) +118
Cardinals -2½ (-110) 36½ (-105) -138
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Los Angeles Chargers        

Coming off a 9-7 season, the Chargers are well aware that they have the talent to make a push for the playoffs. Especially when considering that 2017 was Anthony Lynn’s first season at the helm. Lynn took over for Mike McCoy last season and was able to take a 5-11 squad and lead them to a winning season. That’s quite a turn around and Lynn will now have a team who he’s proven himself to behind him. All things considered, the Chargers have the weapons to be a threat in the AFC West. They’ll certainly need to develop them a bit and Lynn is just the man to do so.

Players to Watch: Philip Rivers (4,515 passing yards, 28 TD, 10 INT), Melvin Gordon (1,105 rushing yards, 8 TD, 0 F), and Keenan Allen (1,393 receiving yards, 6 TD, 102 REC).

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals turned in a so-so 8-8 record to finish 3rd in the NFC West’s standings. This was a step up from the 7-8-1 record the team turned in the previous year but by the smallest of measures. Granted, the Cardinals lost David Johnson early in the year and they faltered from that point forward. As for 2018, Arizona has a hole to fill at the quarterback position. The team brought in Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon to fill that hole but they’re hoping to develop Josh Rosen for the future. The preseason will let us see where they stand on this.

Players to Watch: Sam Bradford (382 passing yards, 3 TD, 0 INT), David Johnson (Missed most of 2017 with Injury), and Larry Fitzgerald (1,156 receiving yards, 6 TD, 109 REC).

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Chargers posted a 4-4 SU record on the road last season
  • Chargers posted a 5-2-1 ATS record on the road last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 5 of Chargers’ 8 road games last season
  • Cardinals posted a 5-3 record SU at home last season
  • Cardinals posted a 4-3-1 record ATS at home last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 5 of Cardinals’ 8 home games last season
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet NFL preseason online take in this Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals matchup? Currently, it looks like taking Arizona is your safest bet. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 21-14 Arizona.

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