The 2012 NFL pro football preseason begins on Sunday night as the New Orleans Saints will take the field in Canton Ohio to face the Arizona Cardinals. The Saints and Cardinals will begin the Hall of Fame Game at 8PM Eastern Time and the NFL Network will televise this game live to a national audience. With our top betting NFL pick we will play on the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals to play under the total of 37 ½ points. The odds for the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals NFL Hall of Fame Game were used from Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this NFL contest with the New Orleans Saints favored by -3 points with an over under of 35 points. Monday has shown early on the Cardinals side as the New Orleans Saints are favored by -2 ½ points in about a half of the betting outlets. Those seeking to take the plus three points on the Cardinals can still find this number widely available. The big move in this game came on the total as the game is now hung at 37 ½ points. Those wagering on the New Orleans Saints on the money line will lay -150 odds. Bettors on the side of the Arizona Cardinals on the money line will get back +130 odds for the club to win outright with no need for getting the +3 point head start on their side.
This is the first preseason game of the year for both the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. Each club has not been in camp for very long and they spent a day traveling to tonight’s location. Factoring in our decision for an under play tonight will be the weather and the line value. The forecast calls for an 80% chance of rain so expect a very vanilla approach from both offensive coordinators. With each team playing in domes they can work on the passing game later on. It will be a good time to work on run plays and avoid injuries to quarterbacks in rainy weather. We are getting great value on the over under line as there has been a +2 ½ point line move in our favor. Expect conservative play calling in these conditions as it has been raining heavily in Canton so field conditions could also be an issue. Teams want no injuries this early in training camp so the play is on the under at the best sportsbooks online.