NFL Free Pick | Chargers @ Cardinals

If there is a matchup in Week 1 of the NFL preseason that fans are anticipating, it is the Chargers and Cardinals. Thursday’s game marks the debut of Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray, the No. 1 overall draft pick this year. In addition, it will also be the first game for the Cardinals with new head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Murray playing in Kingsbury’s offense is one of the more anticipated things to watch this season. We will be watching something else.

 

Game: Los Angeles Chargers (0-0) at Arizona Cardinals (0-0)

When: 10:00 PM ET, Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Current Line: LAC +2.5 Total: 37

TV Coverage: Local/Regional Coverage, NFL Network (replay)

 

 

*** Get Your Bookie Business Ready for Football Season ***

Unfortunately for Cardinals fans (but fortunately for us), Murray is only going to play one series on Thursday. It might be a 10-play scoring drive or it might be a three-and-out. Either way, Murray will be on the bench early giving way to Arizona backups Brett Hundley, Drew Anderson, and Charles Kanoff.

Don’t expect RB David Johnson or many other Cardinals’ starters to play much. That factors into our thinking for Thursday.

On the other end, the Chargers, 12-4 last regular season, will not play many of their starters including QB Philip Rivers. With so many starters on the bench, both offenses will be affected. With the depth the Chargers have, expect Los Angeles to put some points on the board, enough for our cause anyway.

WE HAVE ANOTHER NFL PRESEASON WEEK 1 PICK FOR YOU

While the Chargers are 11-2 straight up against Arizona in the teams’ last 13 meetings, they are 8-1-1 ATS versus the Cardinals in the last 10. Los Angeles is also 7-1 ATS in their last eight games on the road and 5-1 ATS in the last six on the road in Arizona.

With their success against Arizona and their record against the spread on the road, against Arizona, and against Arizona on the road; look for the Chargers to cover on Thursday.

NFL Free Pick: Chargers +2.5

Pick by Rick

Related Articles
Dogs Bite the Books: NFL Preseason Week 3 Houston at Dallas Dogs Bite the Books: NFL Preseason Week 3 Houston at Dallas

Dogs Bite the Books: NFL Preseason Week 3 Houston at Dallas

I went with Philadelphia last week as a 2.5-point road underdog against Jacksonville on the simple betting theory of going with the better all-around team. Preseason football is getting harder and harder to handicap with some starters remaining on the bench through the entire four-game schedule. Head coaches are less willing to take any risks Read More…

NFL FREE PICK | 49ers @ Broncos NFL FREE PICK | 49ers @ Broncos

NFL FREE PICK | 49ers @ Broncos

Sticking with the NFL on Saturday worked out for us, so let’s give it another try. San Francisco heads to Denver and both starting quarterbacks are expected to see some action. It probably won’t be for long, which will likely have an effect on our outcome. * Increase your bookie business 10 times, all while Read More…

MLB Free Pick | Giants at Diamondbacks | Aug. 18, 2019 MLB Free Pick | Giants at Diamondbacks | Aug. 18, 2019

MLB Free Pick | Giants at Diamondbacks | Aug. 18, 2019

I dipped into this series on Friday night, and although it didn’t come easy, I took the Giants +126 for the win. The Giants had a 7-2 lead going into the bottom of the 8th, only to allow 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th. Neither team scored in the 9th, both scored two Read More…