NFL football betting fans will have to try and figure out which version of each team will show up and try and determine the overall pro football betting value of each inconsistent side.
The San Diego Chargers opened at Sports-Gambling as 8 point home favorites over the Arizona Cardinals with an over/under of 46. Kickoff is set for 4:20 PM Eastern and the game will be telecast on FOX.
The San Diego Chargers trend of slow starts under 4th year coach Norv Turner continues as they have a NFL sports betting record of 1-2 both straight up and against the spread. The Chargers are coming off a 27-20 loss at Seattle in which they allowed 2 kickoff returns for touchdowns.
San Diego ranks 1st in the NFL for offense and 4th overall for defense but special teams has killed them in their 2 losses as Kansas City beat them on the strength of a touchdown punt return in the Monday Night opener.
Arizona escaped with a 24-23 win over Oakland as the Raiders blew a 32 yard field goal at the gun last week. Arizona failed to cover as 5.5 point home chalks. The Cardinals now stand at 2-1 straight up but just 1-2 against the spread. Derek Anderson has not been a Kurt Warner imitator at quarterback as he has a 67.6 QB rating.
The Cardinals rank near the bottom of NFL football gambling for both offense and defense and have not been in their playoff form of the past 2 years.
Arizona has paid out in 10 out of their last 12 games as a dog but that is counterbalanced by their mark of 7-22 against the spread in road games versus teams with losing record at home. Arizona has been an excellent long term over play as a road dog with a mark of 40-14 above the number.
San Diego has lost just 9 out of their last 32 games against the spread when coming off a straight up loss but has failed to get the money 6 out of their last 7 games as a chalk. The road team has paid out in 5 consecutive NFL Football betting matchups between these two teams.