This battle of the birds doesn’t have the usual appeal it would but there will still be plenty on the line Monday night when the Baltimore Ravens clash with the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Baltimore (1-5 SU, ATS) has had a horrific start to the season and looks to have fallen out of the race for the AFC North, while the Arizona Cardinals (4-2 SU, ATS) are coming off a disappointing 25-13 loss to the injury-riddled Pittsburgh Steelers, but are still flying high in the suddenly weak NFC West.
Arizona has been consistent across the board, owning the fifth best offense and sixth best defense in the NFL. Their last matchup with Pittsburgh went UNDER the total, but the OVER is still 5-1 when they have taken the field so far.
Bettors banking on high totals have also enjoyed the Ravens, as Joe Flacco and company are 4-2 OVER/UNDER on the year.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Arizona Cardinals were listed as -7-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 49.
Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 31-17 result in favor of the Cardinals on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Baltimore Ravens will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-5-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Arizona Cardinals are 4-2 ATS. Baltimore is 4-2 on the over under betting totals; Arizona is 5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Baltimore injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 9 (Arizona Cardinals) and the No. 15 (Baltimore Ravens) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.
The game also pits Arizona's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 33.83 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 27 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 284.17 yards per game, less than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 286.17 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Baltimore Ravens feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 99.5 yards per game. The Arizona Cardinals, meanwhile, ranks No. 12 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, Baltimore's aerial attack generated 343 yards but it was the 49ers coming away with a 25-20 victory over Baltimore at Levi's Stadium.
Carson Palmer handled the Steelers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 421 yards and 1 scores, but Arizona still lost to Pittsburgh 25-13.
Next Betting Matchups
Baltimore home to San Diego, Sunday, November 1st
Arizona at Cleveland, Sunday, November 1st
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