With the beginning of the regular season comes the start of real wagers. Betting on the preseason seems foolish, but there will be a lot of money changing hands now.
The Cardinals open the week as three-point favorites.
It is the standard spread for a home team and it makes even more sense at the start of the season. San Diego was a playoff team and Arizona was not, although it was a very good team a season ago. But no one knows what type of team they will be in 2014.
As things stand right now, the money slightly favors San Diego.
As for the over/under, it is set at 45 points and the money is going heavily in favor of the over (63 percent).