It is still the preseason but Monday Night Football is back in NFL betting and this week it is Arizona at Tennessee on ESPN.
Making an NFL bet on Monday is always exciting even if it is the preseason.
NFL betting favors the Titans in this contest as they are laying 3.5 points to Arizona at Sbg. Arizona won last week over Houston while Tennessee lost at Seattle. You might look at the results from last week and think that Arizona played well while Tennessee struggled. The opposite is actually true. The Cardinals didn’t play well at all as Houston led 16-0 with their starters before Arizona’s scrubs came back to steal the game while Tennessee’s starters played well before the backups lost the game.
Whisenhunt Upset: Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt was really pissed off this week about the rotten effort by his starters last week against Houston. He called his offense a joke in the first half. Whisenhunt was very upset with the play of quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Derek Anderson. Well, he better get used to it because they both are nothing compared to what he had in Kurt Warner.
Titans Starters: Tennessee’s starters played well last week as quarterback Vince Young went 5 of 6. Running back Chris Johnson got a few carries and scored a TD. The Tennessee defense was also good as they shutout the Seahawks in the first quarter. The Titans reserves were not nearly as good and Seattle came back to win.
Cardinals worth a Look: Taking the points in the preseason is never a bad idea with an NFL bet. It is definitely worth considering on Monday since Whisenhunt is demanding a better effort from his team. Whether Leinart or Anderson can deliver is another story but getting more than a field goal with a motivated team is never a bad way to go.
Halftime: You may also want to consider taking Arizona in the second half. Tennessee’s backup quarterbacks don’t inspire a lot of confidence. Last week it was Rusty Smith, Chris Simms and Brett Kern and they blew the lead at Seattle. Arizona has a good looking rookie quarterback in John Skelton who may already be better than Leinart or Anderson.