Cardinals vs Bengals Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Week 1 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 12)

Arizona Cardinals vs Cincinnati Bengals prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL preseason game.
Arizona Cardinals vs Cincinnati Bengals prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL preseason game. / AP Photo/AJ Mast

Cardinals vs Bengals Preseason Game Info

2022 NFL Preseason — Week 1 Game
Arizona Cardinals (0-0) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (0-0)
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia, PA
Coverage: CBS, NFL App

Week 1 of the 2022 NFL preseason includes a matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals. The Cardinals looked strong last year, going 11-6 in the regular season. Unfortunately, they were embarrassed by the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round, leaving them looking to start the preseason on the right foot.

Meanwhile, the Bengals are still riding a high after their trip to Super Bowl LVI. Last year's defense left a lot to be desired, so expect to see the new crop of rookies competing hard to give Cincinnati the best defensive unit possible.

Cardinals vs Bengals Odds & Spread

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ARI: (+115) | CIN: (-135)
Spread: ARI: +2 (-110) | CIN: -2 (-110)
Total: 30.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bengals enter this preseason matchup being favored at -135 on the moneyline while also being the 2-point spread favorites. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total set at 30.5 points. 

Cardinals vs Bengals Prediction & Pick

This will be Kliff Kingsbury's fourth season as the Cardinals' head coach and he must prove that he can start the preseason right. Expect Arizona to put an emphasis on offense as they showcase wide receivers who can help produce while DeAndre Hopkins serves his six-game suspension.

On the other hand, the Bengals will likely go more backup-heavy in this contest. Several starters are still banged up from last season's lengthy playoff run, meaning head coach Zac Taylor will try to give them as much rest as possible before the regular season begins. Due to this strategy alone, I see the Cardinals emerging on top of a close game.

Final Score Prediction: Cardinals: 19 | Bengals: 14

Cardinals vs Bengals Betting Trends

- Arizona is 8-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games against Cincinnati.
- Cincinnati is 8-0 ATS in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Arizona's last nine games played in August.
- The total has hit the under in 12 of Cincinnati's last 13 games against NFC teams.

Cardinals vs Bengals Best Bet

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Preseason games tend to be lower-scoring affairs and it'd be far from shocking if that was the case here. Having said that, 30.5 points is still a fairly low total and I expect the Cardinals and Bengals to marginally hit the over.

Bet: Over 30.5 Points (-110)

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