Kyle Murray is far from a finished product, and there will be plenty of growing pains for the Arizona Cardinals (+3000 to win the NFC West) rookie signal-caller. But will he get his team its first win of the season in a Week 2 matchup against the scorching Baltimore Ravens (+150 to win the AFC North)? Or will the Ravens crush yet another opponent?
Betting Preview for the Arizona Cardinals vs Baltimore Ravens NFL Regular Season Week 2 Game on September 15, 2019
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Arizona Cardinals (0-0-1)
Which Kyler Murray will show up in Week 2? Will it be the version that struggled for the first three quarters of the Cardinals’ 27-27 tie with the Detroit Lions at home in Week 1? Or will it be the one who played in the fourth quarter until the end of that game? The Cardinals need the latter type. During Arizona’s furious fourth-quarter rally that erased an 18-point Detroit lead, Murray went 15 of 19 for 154 passing yards to go with two touchdowns. The Ravens’ defense is no joke, but Murray’s confidence is high right now, and if the Cardinals can keep the momentum going, the former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback could be more than what Baltimore expected. Overall, Murray had 308 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 29 of 54 completions in the loss to the Lions. Larry Fitzgerald is also not showing any signs of slowing down that beckons retirement, as he just led the Cardinals with 113 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight receptions in Week 1.
The Cardinals are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games in Baltimore.
Betting on the Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
Lamar Jackson made it as clear as he can in Week 1 — that he is more than just a “running back.” The dual-threat quarterback put up video game numbers in the Ravens’ 59-10 annihilation of the Miami Dolphins on the road last Sunday. Jackson had 324 passing yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions on 17 of 20 completions. He got plenty of help from the backfield also, as new Ravens running back Mark Ingram rushed for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries. Jackson will look to build on that performance as the Ravens make their home debut this season, but the team’s defense isn’t one to be ignored also. Baltimore held the Ravens to only 179 passing yards and 21 rushing yards, though, that was also largely a result of Miami’s incapacity to stop the Ravens’ offense.
The under is 2-1 in the Ravens’ last three home games.
The Ravens win, 31-20.
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