Our NFL best betting pick winner came through last night as the Cincinnati Bengals cover the +4 points against the Atlanta Falcons as they earn the 24-19 road win. We mentioned the concern we had about the Falcons defense and they struggle again as they allow Cincinnati 21 points over the final three quarters of the game. The Bengals red zone defense held the Falcons to just two touchdowns in five appearances. Out best pick from the NFL preseason on Friday night comes from the late night game as the Oakland Raiders will meet the Arizona Cardinals. The Raiders and Cardinals will begin from Arizona at 10PM Eastern Time. With the NFL pick tonight we play on the Oakland Raiders +6 points against the Arizona Cardinals. The betting odds used from this NFL preseason game came courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this NFL exhibition game with the home team Arizona Cardinals favored by -3 points with an over under of 36 ½ points. The early money from the betting public has landed on the side of the home team as Arizona has steamed up to a current -6 point favorite. The over under has moved up a full points to a current total of 37 ½ points. Those betting the home team Arizona Cardinals on the money line will lay -260 odds with the take back on the Oakland Raiders at +235 odds to pull off the road upset win with no need for points on their side.
The Raiders make a quick turnaround after playing on Monday Night Football. The starters played very little knowing they had to play the Cardinals just four days later. For this reason don’t expect fatigue to be much a factor for Oakland in this spot. The Arizona defense was shredded by Kansas City last week for 17 first half points. The Cardinals looked terrible defending the run as the Chiefs were able to run all over Arizona for 166 yards last week. The Cardinals defensive line was getting pushed around by the Chiefs offensive line. The Raiders are a good running team as the offensive line executes very well to open holes for their running backs. The quarterback play has been atrocious for Arizona as the team has yet to decide on a starting quarterback for the season opener. Oakland showed improvement last week on defense and lets look for a close game tonight so play on the Raiders +6 points at the online sports books.