ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona Cardinals slight underdogs in preseason matchup vs. Bengals

Aug 12, 2022, 6:37 AM | Updated: 7:31 am

Arizona Cardinals RB Keaontay Ingram (30) chats with members of the RBs room during training camp o...

Arizona Cardinals RB Keaontay Ingram (30) chats with members of the RBs room during training camp on Monday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Glendale. (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)

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The Arizona Cardinals travel to the Cincinnati Bengals for their first preseason game of the year on Friday.

Neither side plans to play their starting quarterback, nor much of their projected starters for that matter.

Instead, the game will largely feature players fighting for roster spots with a few potential starting candidates sprinkled in.

For the Cardinals, running back Eno Benjamin is slated to start alongside wide receivers Greg Dortch, Andy Isabella and Andre Baccellia. Trace McSorley will man starting quarterback duties.

On the Bengals’ side of things, the tentative plan is to roll out Brandon Allen as the team’s starting QB for the first half. Jake Browning is expected to take over in the second half.

First-round pick and safety Dax Hill and projected starting left guard Jackson Carman are expected to start for Cincinnati.

How to tune in

Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. MST

Radio: 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station with pregame coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.

TV: Channel 12

Betting odds

As of Thursday afternoon, FanDuel sportsbook has the Cardinals as two-point underdogs in Cincinnati. Looking at the money line, Arizona is +115 to win straight up.

The over/under for the game is also set at 30.5 points.

DraftKings sportsbook also has the Cardinals as two-point underdogs but has the Cardinals at +110 to win outright. The sportsbook also has the over-under set at 31 points.

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