Ravens vs. Cardinals: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

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Carson Palmer and the Cardinals are favored to roll past the struggling Ravens. (Getty)

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With coach Bruce Arians seeking a complete game from the Arizona Cardinals, the NFC West leaders are up against the turnaround-seeking Baltimore Ravens in a tricky Monday Night Football betting matchup.

The Carson Palmer-quarterbacked Cardinals are in the unaccustomed position of being listed as 10-point favorites against the Ravens at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Cardinals have not been a double-digit favorite since the end of the 2009 season, the campaign following the franchise’s lone Super Bowl appearance.

In recent years, Arizona has struggled to cover in home interconference games, going 6-2 SU and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against the AFC at University of Phoenix Stadium according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

With Palmer at the controls offensively, Arizona is 4-2 both SU and ATS. Defensively, the Cardinals are seeking a bounce-back after a 25-13 loss against Pittsburgh. Cornerback Patrick Peterson will line up on veteran WR Steve Smith, while DE Calais Campbell will try to break through a Ravens offensive line that has allowed only seven sacks.

Overall, Arizona is 8-2 ATS in its past 10 home games. The Cardinals’ highly rated offensive line is facing a Ravens team that has 18 sacks. Palmer and veteran WR Larry Fitzgerald have a favorable matchup against a depleted Ravens defensive secondary, although complementary pass catchers will have to step up since WR John Brown is questionable and TE Darren Fells is injured.

The Ravens are 1-5 SU and 0-5-1 ATS, with all of their games being decided by fewer than seven points. Quarterback Joe Flacco and Smith, along with breakout TE Crockett Gilmore, will try to challenge a deep and talented Cardinals secondary. Between the likes of Peterson and FS Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona is among the top 5 NFL teams at defending deep throws.

Baltimore is 3-4 SU and 4-3 ATS in its last seven road games against NFC teams, but all three wins were against non-playoff teams.

The total for Monday night’s Ravens vs. Cardinals betting matchup is set at 49 points at the sportsbooks. The total has gone OVER in five of the Ravens’ last seven road games against the NFC. The total has gone OVER in four of Arizona’s last five games.

The OddsShark Computer is projecting a 31.4-16.6 Cardinals victory.

Ravens vs. Cardinals Pick: Cardinals SU & ATS

4 Comments

4 Comments

Perry Mill

Baltimore have been pretty awful this year and they are going to find it tough playing in the desert tonight. The Cardinals have a high powered offense and combine that with an opportunistic defense, I think it will equal bad news for the Ravens. I predict a fairly lopsided win for Arizona and for them to cover the (-9.5 at topbet.eu). 34-20 final! Other thoughts?

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After a poor first half of the season, the Baltimore Ravens try to turn things around as they travel to the U of Phoenix Stadium to face the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League.

The match is on October 26, 2015 at 8:30 PM ET.

As the last match in Week 7, the two teams will be under enormous pressure as they are on Monday Night Football and fans all over will be tuned in for this battle.

For the Ravens, it has been a very tough season so far.

They have played six games this season and managed to only win one so far.

Baltimore dropped their first three matches in the league with losses to the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals.

They managed to break the streak with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers with the game going to overtime only to be won by Justin Tucker’s 52-yard field goal attempt.

The match ended 23-20 and the Ravens were 1-3 at this point.

Unfortunately, they continued to lose as they faced the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers in the following weeks and now they are at 1-5 and still continuing to search for answers.

On the other end, the Cardinals started the season red hot as they won their first three matches of the campaign.

Their first three wins were all dominating victories over the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and the 49ers as they looked good in both ends of the field.

The streak was halted when they lost a close match to the St. Louis Rams 24-22 but looked to bounce back against the Detroit Lions.

They did just that and another dominating victory secured their fourth of the season.

But they could not translate it to another good run as they were stopped by the Steelers 25-13 and now Arizona are looking to get back in the winning column against the Ravens.

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