Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens NFL Betting Tips 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
M&T Bank Stadium
M&T Bank Stadium is the venue where Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The odds on this game have Baltimore as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 41.5. The Cardinals are 0-0-1 ATS and 1-0-0 when betting on the total. The Ravens are 1-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-0-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Arizona Cardinals played the Detroit Lions and ended up tying by a score of 27-27. David Johnson paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 82 yards via 18 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Larry Fitzgerald was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 113 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 14.1 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 29/54 with 308 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception during the game.
The Cardinals head into this game 0-0-1 in 2019. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they are currently ranked 7th in the conference and 14th among all NFL teams with 387 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Cardinals have compiled a total of 2 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 27 points per contest, putting them 16th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 112 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd among NFC teams.
The Cardinals have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 27 points per game putting them 10th among NFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cardinals have conceded 361 yards. Teams are completing 60.0% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs. When talking about rushing yards, Arizona is allowing 116 yards per game putting them 2nd in the division and 19th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per carry which has them at 7th in the conference and 13th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 112 rushing yards through 1 game.
In their last game, the Baltimore Ravens played the Miami Dolphins and won by a score of 59-10. Leading the way at QB for the Ravens was Lamar Jackson who went 17/20 with 324 yards through the air and threw 5 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Mark Ingram II paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 49 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 107 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 7.6 yards per carry. Marquise Brown led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 147 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 36.8 yards per reception in the game.
The Ravens come into this game with a record of 1-0. Baltimore has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 265 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 1st in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 265 rushing yards through 1 contest, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Ravens average 643 yards per contest overall ranking them 1st among NFL teams and 1st in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Ravens currently sit at 1st in the AFC East and 1st out of all the teams in the league averaging 59 points per game.
The Ravens are giving up 10 points per contest ranking them 1st among AFC East teams and 3rd among NFL teams. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups among NFL teams. They are giving up 179 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Ravens currently sit at 4th in the AFC. They have allowed 1 passing touchdown for the 2019 season. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 10 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are giving up 21 yards per game which puts them at 1st among NFL teams and 1st in the AFC East. For this year, they have conceded a total of 21 rushing yards and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ravens -8.5
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