Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals Preseason NFL Parlay 8/11/2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
University of Phoenix Stadium
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University of Phoenix Stadium is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 36. The Cardinals were 6-9-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 6-10-0. The Chargers were 8-7-1 ATS and their over/under record was 4-12-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers were 4-12-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Chargers were 8-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Cardinals were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
08/03/18 DT Corey Liuget Foot is out indefinitely
08/03/18 G Forrest Lamp Knee is "?" Sunday vs Kansas City
08/03/18 TE Hunter Henry Knee is out for season
08/03/18 CB Trevor Williams Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Kansas City
07/27/18 CB Jason Verrett Achilles is out for season
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
08/03/18 TE Jermaine Gresham Achilles is "?" Sunday vs Washington
08/03/18 LB Markus Golden Knee is "?" Sunday vs Washington
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers ran for 1,595 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 24th in the league. They ran 419 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers were penalized on offense 108 times for 927 yards last season, which had them 15th in the NFL in penalties. They were 13th in the National Football League in points scored with 355. They ran 1,020 plays last year for 6,026 yards, which ranked them 4th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 4th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 337 1st downs last season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers completed 360 throws while attempting 575 passes for a completion percentage of 62.6% last year. He passed for 4,515 yards. He averaged 12.5 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 96.
The Chargers rush defense gave up 430 attempts for 2,098 yards last season, putting them in 31st place in the NFL against the run. They had 109 penalties for 996 yards on defense last year. That placed them 26th in the league. They allowed a score on 28.5% of possessions on defense, which was 4th in the NFL. Los Angeles was 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 272. They gave up a total of 5,254 yards on D, which was 15th in the league. The Chargers were 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 5th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 329 throws on 524 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense last season, ranking them 12th and 7th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,156 yards in the air, which was 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers tried 30 field goals last season and made 20, which was 26th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 66.7%. Los Angeles Chargers kickers made 88% of their extra points, going 37 for 42 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,560 yards on 74 punts, averaging 48.1 yards per punt. That ranked them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles was 25th in the NFL in punt returns with 28 last year. They totaled 259 punt return yards and averaged 9.3 yards per return, which was 9th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 65 yards. They returned 25 kicks for 474 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. The Chargers averaged 19 yards per kick return and had a long of 44 yards last season. They were 7th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,879.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals were 25th in the NFL in points scored with 295 last season. They ran 1,059 plays last year for 5,026 yards, which ranked them 22nd in the league in total offense. The Cardinals averaged 4.7 yards per play, which was 30th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 310 1st downs last year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona ran for 1,386 yards as a team, which ranked 30th in the NFL. They ran 409 times last year, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals were penalized on offense 110 times for 880 yards last season, which had them 14th in the league in penalties. Sam Bradford threw for 382 yards last season. He completed 32 passes on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 74.4%. His quarterback rating last year was 124.4. He averaged 8.9 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 yards per completion.
Arizona was 19th in the league in points allowed on defense with 361 last year. They surrendered a total of 4,975 yards on D, which was 6th in the NFL. The Cardinals were ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense gave up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 14th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 343 passes on 564 attempts against the Arizona defense last season, placing them 18th and 25th in the National Football League. The Arizona Cardinals pass defense also gave up a total of 3,541 yards through the air, which was 14th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 406 attempts for 1,434 yards last year, putting them in 6th place in the league against the run. The Cardinals committed 129 penalties for 1,128 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 32nd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 31.5% of possessions on defense, which was 9th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona was ranked 4th in the league in punt returns last season with 41. They accumulated 288 punt return yards and averaged 7 yards per return, which was 22nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 20 yards. They returned 29 kicks for 592 yards on special teams, ranking 24th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals averaged 20.4 yards per kick return and had a long of 55 yards last year. They were 24th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,245. The Arizona Cardinals attempted 40 field goals last season and made 32, which was 10th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 80.0%. Arizona kickers made 89% of their extra points, going 23 for 26 last year. Their punters totaled 4,159 yards on 88 punts, averaging 47.3 yards per punt. That placed them 6th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals -2.5 and over 36 total points
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