Bettors flocking to Cardinals in matchup with Cincinnati – 08-24-2014


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Week 3 NFL preseason action continues as the Cincinnati
Bengals travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals,
and we have all the inside information you need as you prepare
your wagers for the matchup.

According to an oddsmaker for, the Cardinals
are seeing the majority of the love from bettors as kickoff

“We opened Arizona a 2-point favorite with a total of 43
which sat at -2 for a couple of days, but sharp action has
all been on Arizona so far,” the oddsmaker said. “We
currently have approximately two bets on the Cardinals for
every one bet on Cincy.”

Cincinnati has been scoring in bunches so far in the
preseason, with both of their first to games going above the
total thanks to a combined 61 points. The Cardinals’
Over/Under is split at 1-1 but they’ve had no problem
covering, going 2-0 ATS.

“The game total has had great two-way activity but do to
sharper action on the under, we’ve dropped the total to 42 –
where it currently sits,” he said. “We don’t expect the line
moving from that before kickoff.”

Totals bettors have been hammering the Over so far in the
preseason thanks to a sudden influx of flags from referees, a
trend that’s caused the books to adjust.

“Getting people to bet the Over has not been a problem with
the emphasis on holding penalties, especially during
nationally televised games,” the oddsmaker said.


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