Thursday NFL Preseason Betting – Late Night NFL Network Game as Cardinals host Redskins

Your last chance to make a wager in NFL preseason betting is on the 10 pm Eastern Time games on Thursday night.

One of those games will get more attention than the other since the Arizona Cardinals host the Washington Redskins on the NFL Network.  The Cardinals are favored in NFL preseason odds.

NFL preseason betting at the Sbg global sportsbook is always more exciting when the game is on TV.  This game between Washington and Arizona will get some added attention because of the starting quarterback battle in Arizona between Matt Leinart and Derek Anderson.  Before the preseason it was thought the starting job would be Leinart’s but it now appears Anderson has the edge.

McNabb Likely Out:  The Redskins probably won’t risk starting quarterback Donovan McNabb in this game on Thursday night.  McNabb has said he would like to play but head coach Mike Shanahan may not want to risk his starting quarterback in this contest.  McNabb should be ready for the regular season opener though.  The Redskins will also be without backup quarterback Rex Grossman as he will be held out this week.  Grossman has played well going 25 of 39 for 335 yards with two TDs and one interception.  John Beck and Richard Bartel will split the snaps in this game on Thursday night.

Both Teams 2-1 – The Redskins are 2-1 in the preseason with wins over Buffalo and the New York Jets while losing to Baltimore.  The Cardinals are also 2-1 with wins over Houston and Chicago and a loss to Tennessee. The Redskins and Cardinals have met just once in preseason history back in 1971 when the Cardinals were playing in St. Louis. This will be the farthest the Redskins have gone for a preseason game since 1992 when they played the Raiders in Los Angeles.

Arizona worth a look in NFL preseason odds – The Cardinals are worth a look in this game simply because their starters are likely to see more action.  With Leinart and Anderson fighting for the starting job, first string players are going to see more action.  Anytime a team has their starters going for a longer period of time against the other team’s backup players they usually have the edge.  And it helps your cause that Arizona is at home.