Chiefs (16-3 last season) vs Cardinals (4-13 last year)
Kansas City Chiefs vs Arizona Cardinals 8/19/2023 — Last season, the Chiefs managed to accumulate a total of 7,032 yards. The Kansas City team notched up 272 first downs while incurring 87 penalties, resulting in a loss of 838 yards. The Chiefs achieved 18 rushing touchdowns and an additional 41 touchdowns through passing. However, they did experience 11 instances of fumbling and 12 picks, leading to 23 turnovers. The team maintained an average of 115.9 rushing yards, placing them 20th in the league. Kansas City boasted an average of 29.2 points per game.
On the other hand, the Cardinals held the 21st position in the NFL for their scoring prowess, managing an average of 20.0 points per game. In the previous season, the Cardinals ranked 18th in the league, achieving a passing yardage of 3,626 yards and an average of 213.3 passing yards per game. Their rushing efforts racked up a combined yardage of 1,873 yards, equating to an average of 110.2 yards per game on the ground. Overall, the Arizona Cardinals placed 22nd in the league in total yardage, averaging 323.5 yards per game. Interestingly, the Arizona offense accrued a league-leading 916 penalty yards over 118 infractions, making a significant impact in terms of aiding the opposing team.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Arizona Cardinals Game Info
Time: 8:00 PM ET.
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Location: State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, AZ
Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes and Arizona QB David Blough
The Chiefs are sure they can overcome the Eagles again after defeating them 38-35 in their previous meeting. For 182 yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 of his 27 throws, Patrick Mahomes made his connection. His quarterback rating was 131.8 at the conclusion of the contest no interceptions. Noah Gray averaged 6.0 yards per grab, gaining 6 yards on a single reception. Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ top rusher, completed 6 of his attempts for 44 yards (7.3 yards per carry).
The Cardinals lost 38–13 to the 49ers in their recent game. With 14 of 18 passes completed, David Blough gained 180 yards and scored one touchdown. His quarterback rating was 87.3. On average, he attempted 10.0 yards of throws and threw two picks. A.J. Green led the passing attack of the Cardinals with three receptions for 91 yards at an average of 30.3 yards per grab. Corey Clement carried the ball for Arizona 8 times for 23 yards, averaging 2.9 yards per carry throughout the game.
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City Chiefs -7.5, Total Odds: 40
Kansas City starts the second week of the season winless after a two-point loss on the road in Arizona, Sunday. Most of Kansas City’s best players were sitting and passing the ball to the backups and third-stringers. The Kansas City Chiefs will approach week two dedicated and focused following their loss in week one. Expect Kansas City to dominate one of the worst teams in football and win. Pick the Chiefs to play well enough this week to snap their losing run and secure their first win of the preseason.
Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
- Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games with the Cardinals.
- The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches against Arizona.
- The total went OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games on the road.
- The team is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road against Arizona.
Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
- The Arizona Cardinals are 2-14 SU in their last 16 games at home.
- Arizona is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home against Kansas City.
- The total stayed UNDER in 9 of Arizona’s last 13 games played in August.
- The Cardinals are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games played on a Saturday.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
Kansas City Chiefs vs Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals are 1-0 ATS with their preseason-opening win. The Chiefs are 0-1 ATS in the preseason with their loss. Seven of the 16 preseason games last week had more than 40 points. The Cardinals scored 18 second-half points. The Chiefs’ game had 50 total points last week. The Chiefs are expected to play their starters for around the first half, although QB Patrick Mahomes could play less than that. The Cardinals have not said how long they will play their starters. In any case, it will be backups and NFL hopefuls deciding the outcome of the game. Preseason games are extremely unreliable and volatile for betting purposes.
Free Pick and Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs will win 24-15.