The first 2017 NFL Preseason game of the year takes place this Thursday on August 3. The Dallas Cowboys battle the Arizona Cardinals in what should be, if anything, an entertaining game. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 pm ET at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, OH. NBC will broadcast the game.
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The Dallas Cowboys ended last season with a 13-3 record. They won the NFC East. They went 10-6 against the spread. The Arizona Cardinals ended last season at 7-8-1. Arizona went 6-10 ATS.
Dallas Cowboys Vs Arizona Cardianls NFL Hall Of Fame Game Odds & Pick
What: Dallas Cowboys (0-0) vs Arizona Cardinaks (0-0)
When: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Fawcett Stadium
Stadium: Canton, OH
Spread: Dallas -1.5
Moneyline: Dallas -130 vs Arizona +100
Game Total: 40
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Dallas vs Arizona
Bet on Dallas -1.5 because…
The Cowboys are deeper than the Cardinals. Since this is Dallas’s first preseason game, it’s unlikely any of their starters see the field. No worries. The Boys have enough to beat the Cardinals with their second, third, and fourth string units.
For example, running backs that should get plenty of carries in this game are Darren McFadden, Ronnie Hillman, and Alfred Morris. All 3 started for teams in the NFL at one time during their careers.
Bet on Arizona +1.5 because…
Arizona has owned Dallas the last 5 times the two teams have met. The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Not only that, but Arizona wants to get the season off to a good start. Even though it’s the first preseason game, the Cardinals want to get the taste from last season out of their mouths as soon as possible. That means winning right away.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Arizona should be motivated while Dallas most definitely won’t be. The Cowboys are one of the favorites to win Super Bowl LII. Arizona? Not so much.
What’s crazy is that the Cardinals were one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl last season. Arizona imploded due to an incredibly difficult schedule. They also let the pressure of being favorites get to them.
That won’t happen this season. Expect Arizona to come out swinging. They’re going to want to establish a winning culture as soon as possible. It starts by thumping Dallas as a dog in the 2017 NFL Hall of Fame Game.
My final score prediction is Arizona 20, Dallas 10