Hall of Fame Game Prediction
Will tonight's NFL Hall of Fame Game between the Cowboys and Cardinals be low-scoring at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cowboys are 1-point favorites to beat the Cardinals, while the over/under currently sits at 35 points. Dallas opened as a 2-point favorite before the number was bet down to 1, while the total opened at 37.5 before being bet down 2.5 points.
DALLAS COWBOYS: After owning the best record in the NFC last season and hosting a Divisional round game, the Cowboys return key pieces to an offense that should once again be efficient. Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten are back, plus Dallas should once again have one of the best offensive lines in football. That said, questions remain on defense, where the secondary is suspect and the front seven lacks pass-rushers.
ARIZONA CARDINALS: Following a trip to the NFC Championship Game two years ago, the Cardinals regressed in 2016. The window could be closing on Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald, although on paper this Arizona offense should be potent with David Johnson once again the centerpiece. Defensively, the Cardinals are loaded with talent if they can stay healthy. 2017 could be turn into one last great run for this Arizona team before needing to find a franchise quarterback.
Our Prediction: Many of these Pro Football Hall of Fame games wind up being low-scoring. They didn't even play the game a year ago, but two seasons ago the Vikings beat the Steelers, 14-3. In 2014, the Giants and Bills combined for just 30 points. The Dolphins and Cowboys did rack up 44 points in 2013, but the previous two games averaged 25 games each. With Bruce Arians not playing any of his starters, don't expect a high-scoring game tonight in Canton, OH.