2007 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 25, 2007
San Diego at Arizona
Saturday 08/25 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Arizona +3 RESULT: win
San Diego enters this game off an impressive 30-13 win over St. Louis. Arizona is now 0-2 and they've given up 60 points in the process. As a result, San Diego is laying a full field goal on the road. A perfect time to go contrarian and back the Cardinals! We love them here and predict an outright win. That San Diego win last week could easily be San Diego's last of the preseason. They really don't have anything to prove or play for after a 14-win season. And, coming off that kind of game and facing an 0-2 team, it is unlikely that they will be up for this game. Norv Turn is not a coach that puts a premium on winning in the preseason. In his head coaching career, he's just 18-20 in exhibition play. What about the mindset of Arizona? Here you have a new head coach taking over a bad team. He's started 0-2 and the Cardinals defense has looked pitiful. We think there's a lot of pressure on him to win one here. Going 0-3 and losing a second straight home game will definitely lead to murmurs around Arizona, questioning where this team is headed. This is not what Ken Wisenhunt or the players need or want. New NFL coaches instilled as home underdogs are very good plays in the preseason and teams off two straight losses (last one by double digits) are nearly perfect in their next game. This is the perfect situation for an NFL preseason pick - a bad home team that is extremely motivated to win vs. a fat and happy road favorite that the public loves. The Cardinals are 17-10 ATS in their last 27 preseason games and they've covered four of the last five preseason games they've played vs. the Chargers. Arizona with the +3 point cushion here.