|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Football betting will kickoff with the first full sports betting weekend of preseason football with a super bowl rematch as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Arizona Cardinals. Football betting fans may not see all of the sports betting super bowl stars for the entire game but they should see plenty of familiar names in the first half.
The Arizona Cardinals biggest priority in the football betting preseason will be to get backup quarterback Matt Leinart plenty of work. So far in his sports betting career Leinart has been a bust and has actually regressed from his lofty NFL betting status as a number one draft pick in 2006. It is still hoped by Cardinal management that Leinart can develop into the proverbial “quarterback of the future” when veteran starter Kurt Warner finally decides to end his football betting career.
Arizona’s first round draft pick this year was running back Chris Wells from Ohio State. Wells will make for an interesting football betting commodity in the preseason as he is loaded with talent but must learn the pro game.
Arizona’s defense was one of the worst in football betting last year and they will also work to tune that aspect of their game up for the upcoming season. It was that defense that allowed a late Pittsburgh touchdown drive that cost the Cardinals the super bowl.
Defense is not a problem at all for the Pittsburgh Steelers and that should be a key strength in the preseason as the Steelers are loaded with depth. Ziggy Hood, a first round draft pick this year from Missouri, should get plenty of apprentice work at defensive tackle in the exhibition season. Backup quarterback Charlie Batch should take the majority of preseason snaps. Batch has a career rating of 77.9 with 57 touchdown passes and 44 interceptions.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.