Cardinals vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 2 Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Sep 10, 2019

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Lamar Jackson had a crazy Week 1, but Baltimore has been a terrible cover when giving away this many points - 3-11 ATS in its past 14 games as a favourite of 10+ points.

Arizona
5-10
AT
September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
14-2
Pointspread +13 -110
Moneyline +509
Over / Under o +46.5

42%

Betting Action

58%

Pointspread -13 -109
Moneyline -648
Over / Under u +46.5

42%

Betting Action

58%

Two of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL do battle this Sunday in Maryland – and Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens are sky-high favourites as they host Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. Jackson threw for five touchdown passes as the Ravens set several franchise records in a 59-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, while Murray threw for more than 300 yards and two scores in a season-opening 27-27 tie with the Detroit Lions.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It’s strange to see the Ravens as such a huge favourite, even if it is a matchup with a rebuilding Arizona team travelling across the country. And bettors beware: Baltimore has been a terrible cover when giving away this many points, having gone just 3-11 ATS in its past 14 games as a favourite of 10+ points since 2010. Arizona is 3-2-1 ATS in its previous six games when getting 10 or more points, but has scored 17 or fewer points four times in that span.

Between Baltimore’s incredible Week 1 scoring explosion and the Cardinals looking like a completely different offensive unit under Kliff “Air Raid” Kingsbury, it’s a bit surprising that the total opened as low as 42.5 – but it hasn’t taken long for that number to shoot up to 47; the Cardinals have gone over the total in five of their past seven road games, while the Ravens are 7-3 to the under in their past 10 when facing a team below .500 on the season.

Arizona Cardinals

Murray showed glimpses of stardom in his NFL debut, though he needed more than 50 pass attempts to reach his lofty stat plateaus. Bettors and fans should expect more of the same moving forward, as Kingsbury ran four-receiver sets nearly 75 percent of the time against the Lions. It will be interesting to see how Kingsbury and the Cardinals’ pass attack fare against a Baltimore defence that limited Miami to just 190 yards through the air with two interceptions.

Baltimore Ravens

Which eye-popping stat should we pull from the Ravens’ Week 1 evisceration of Miami? In addition to throwing five TD strikes, Jackson finished with just six rushing yards after racking up 695 a season ago. Also worth noting: Jackson didn’t attempt a single pass to a running back – though he really didn’t have to, with Miami allowing him to complete 17-of-20 attempts for 324 yards. Backup Robert Griffin III went 6-for-6 for 59 yards and a TD for good measure.

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