A great preseason showdown between the high-powered offenses of the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys gets underway, with game time starting at 8:00 PM ET from Cowboys’ Stadium in Arlington, Texas. As both teams come off a disappointing 2010-11 campaign the two sides come into the year again favored to make the playoffs, and although most may view tonight’s match-up as a simple scrimmage, these two powerhouse teams should be playing for pride tonight as well as an opportunity to gauge how well each teams’ starting units fare against some of the best competition in the league. No doubt on the biggest stage in NFL football, you can expect some exciting moments and glimpses of great things to come for this two teams in action tonight.
Betting Lines for San Diego vs. Dallas at Bookmaker.eu:
Dallas gets -125 odds as the favorite to win tonight’s match-up on their home field. Dallas enters the game off an exciting 24-23 victory in Week 1 of the preseason against Denver, with rookie wide receiver Dwayne Harris showing great potential with 127 yards receiving and the games’ final touchdown. Dallas backup QB Steven McGee was also impressive against Denver, throwing 3 TDs on 208 yards passing, and looks to get plenty more work this evening as Dallas starter Tony Romo gets gradually worked back into the Cowboys offense.
The San Diego Chargers on the other hand enter the game as +105 underdogs at Bookmaker Sportsbook, however with their talented first team starters looking to factor more into tonight’s game than their Week 1 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks, the underdog pick might not be a bad call to make in tonight’s match-up in Texas. Expect Phillip Rivers to be in better form than Tony Romo, as Rivers will have all his offensive weaponry including Antonio Gates, Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd at his disposal, while Romo may continue to look a little rusty and likely won’t have his #1 target in Miles Austin available for the game tonight (hip strain).
The over/under of 38 1/2 points on tonight’s match-up certainly reflects the offensive firepower that both teams possess. With San Diego missing two key starters in Antoine Cason at cornerback and Jacques Cesaire at defensive end, it will be interesting to see how Dallas counters on offense without their leading receiver and without running backs Tashard Choice and rookie DeMarco Murray available due to injuries. San Diego looks to have more first-team offensive ability at their disposal, and will counter Dallas’ running tandem of Felix Jones and Lonyae Miller with Ryan Mathews and big-man Mike Tolbert
Our Pick to Win:
Expecting a bit of a shootout tonight as two solid QB tandems hit the field, the first team to 24 points should win this game. As was seen in Week 1, it’s a big question mark whether San Diego will play hard all the way through this game, though they certainly seem the better all-around team, and the healthier one, coming into tonight’s match-up. With San Diego’s defense looking well suited to contain a younger set of Dallas starters this evening, we’ll look to San Diego to prevail on the road tonight, eclipsing the over wager on total points, and covering the + 1 1/2 points given on the spread.