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NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

August 19, 2023


The Kansas City Chiefs are 0-1 in the preseason following a 24-26 loss on the road against the New Orleans Saints in week 1 of the NFL preseason on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals are 1-0 in the preseason following an 18-17 win at home against the Denver Broncos in week 1 of the preseason on Friday.

BookMaker has the Kansas City Chiefs listed as 7.5-point favorites on the road against the Arizona Cardinals and has set the total for the over/under plays at 41 points. Will the Cardinals improve to 2-0 in the preseason or will the Chiefs get the win on the road? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared in the preseason.

Kansas City Chiefs Team Preview

The Kansas City Chiefs enter this game with a record of 0-1 in the preseason following a 24-26 loss on the road against the New Orleans Saints in week 1 of the NFL preseason. The Chiefs are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS on the road in the preseason.

Offensively, Kansas City is averaging 24 points per game in the NFL preseason. The Chiefs are averaging 346 total yards, 281 passing yards, and 83 rushing yards per game in the preseason. Shan Buechele leads the team in passing completing 11 of 18 attempts for 155 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Chris Oladokum leads the team in rushing with one carry for 30 yards. Nikko Remigio leads the team in receiving with four receptions for 71 yards.

Defensively, the Chiefs are allowing an average of 26 points per game in the preseason. Kansas City is allowing an average of 332 total yards, 267 passing yards, and 93 rushing yards in the NFL preseason.

Arizona Cardinals Team Preview

The Arizona Cardinals enter this game with a record of 1-0 in the preseason following an 18-17 win at home against the Denver Broncos in week 1 of the NFL preseason. The Cardinals are 1-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season.

Offensively, the Cardinals are averaging 18 points per game in the preseason. Arizona is averaging 309 total yards, 238 passing yards, and 101 rushing yards per game. Clayton Tune leads the team in passing completing 13 of 23 attempts for 135 yards with one touchdown and one interception while adding nine rushing yards. Ty’Son Williams leads the team in rushing with ten carries for 51 yards. Daniel Arias leads the team in receiving with three receptions for 49 yards.

Defensively, Arizona is allowing an average of 17 points per game in the NFL preseason. The Cardinals are allowing an average of 312 total yards, 200 passing yards, and 122 rushing yards per game in the preseason.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Kansas City has won seven of the last nine games in the series and has won by an average score of 29 to 15.11 while going 5-4 ATS in those matchups. The Chiefs have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 28 to 17.33 while the Cardinals are 2-1 ATS in those contests.

The under has hit in five of the last nine games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 44.11 points per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 45.33 points per game in those matchups.

Kansas City has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last nine and two of the last three games. However, the Cardinals have been the better team ATS in the last three games in the series, going 2-1 ATS in those contests. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Arizona Cardinals +8 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Arizona Cardinals +8