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
Find The Right Online Sportsbook to Bet Super Bowl LIV Find The Right Online Sportsbook to Bet Super Bowl LIV

Find The Right Online Sportsbook to Bet Super Bowl LIV

Following Sunday’s NFL conference championships, bettors now know that the NFC’s San Francisco 49ers will face the AFC’s Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. The game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Kickoff on FOX is set for 6:30 p.m. and the Chiefs have been opened as Read More…

Packers or 49ers – Which Storied Franchise Returns to SB LIV? Packers or 49ers – Which Storied Franchise Returns to SB LIV?

Packers or 49ers – Which Storied Franchise Returns to SB LIV?

Both the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers have long histories of great success in the NFL. The Packers were, of course, the winners of the first two Super Bowls and have won four total. The 49ers dynasty ruled the late 1980s and early 1990s and the franchise owns five Lombardi Trophy awards of Read More…

Can Chiefs Beat Titans for AFC Title? Can Chiefs Beat Titans for AFC Title?

Can Chiefs Beat Titans for AFC Title?

The Kansas City Chiefs get a shot at redemption. Wait, they get a chance at double redemption! A year ago, the Chiefs hosted the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game only to let the Super Bowl dream slip away in overtime. With a little better defense and a little less offense than a Read More…