Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens - 9/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -13 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Arizona Cardinals look for a statement performance after a tie with the Detroit Lions. The Arizona Cardinals have lost five of their last six road games. Kyler Murray is completing 53.7 percent of his passes for 308 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Murray enters this game with 54 pass attempts. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson have combined for 168 receiving yards and two touchdowns while KeeSean Johnson has five receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 112 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 82 yards on 18 carries. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 27 points and 477 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Arizona Cardinals with 14 tackles, Terrell Suggs has two sacks and Tramaine Brock has two pass deflections.
The Baltimore Ravens look for a quick 2-0 record after smoking the Miami Dolphins. The Baltimore Ravens have won their last four home games. Lamar Jackson is completing 85 percent of his passes for 324 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jackson now has 11 regular season touchdown passes for his career. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 255 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has two receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 265 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 107 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 10 points and 200 yards per game. Patrick Onwuasor leads the Baltimore Ravens with six tackles, Matthew Judon has one sack and Earl Thomas has one interception.
The Cardinals are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 2. The Ravens are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Ravens last 10 vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 road games.
The Arizona Cardinals are 4-4-1 ATS in their last nine games as a double-digit underdog. The Baltimore Ravens have failed to cover 11 of their last 14 games as a double-digit favorite. The Baltimore Ravens appear to be a solid football team that's physical on both sides of the ball, and they have a ground game that will bully a defense that's not ready to bring their big boy pads. However, this line feels like a big overreaction to what the Ravens did to the Dolphins last week. Let's pump the breaks just a bit. The Arizona Cardinals seemed to settle in last week and have an effective offense with playmakers as long as Murray plays within himself. I'm not leaving this many points on the table.