Check out our free Cardinals vs Raiders pick and preview for NFL week 2 game in Las Vegas. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Cardinals vs Raiders Pick & Preview- NFL Week 2
The Cardinals will play host to the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, with a kickoff scheduled for 4:25 PM ET. The game will be televised on CBS. In a matchup between two NFC West teams, the Raiders are 5.5 favorites at home.
Cardinals vs Raiders Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Arizona Cardinals at Las Vegas Raiders
- Where: Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium
- Date: Sunday, September 18th
- Betting Odds LV -5.5, ARI +197 | LV +-240 O/U 51.5
Heading into week 2, the Cardinals will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 44-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In terms of betting, Arizona not only lost the game but failed to cover the spread as 6.0 point underdogs. With their combined 65 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 53.
The Cardinals’ 21 points was a below-average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 26.41 points per game.
For the game, Arizona ran the ball 22 times, finishing with 103 rushing yards. The team’s leading rusher was Kyler Murray, who finished with just 29 yards and a per attempt average of 5.8. Quarterback Kyler Murray struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 193 through the air and a passer rating of 99.26. Murray ended the game by finding the endzone 2 times through the air. Although Greg Dortch did not come up with a touchdown grab through the air, he was still productive with 63 yards.
This week, the Las Vegas Raiders are hoping to get back in the win column, after falling 24-19 to the Los Angeles Chargers. The loss was costly, as it came against a AFC West opponent. Las Vegas lost the game by more than anticipated, as the oddsmakers placed Las Vegas as 3.5 point underdogs. The two teams combined point total of 43 remained below the betting line of 52.
The Raiders 19 points was a below average figure compared to last year’s squad that averaged 22.0 points per game.
For the game, Las Vegas ran the ball 13 times, finishing with 64 rushing yards. Josh Jacobs led the team with 57 rush yards and did not find the endzone. At the quarterback position, Derek Carr ended the game with a passer rating of 69.09 on 295 yards through the air. In addition, 2 of his passes went for touchdowns. Davante Adams led the way for Las Vegas at receiver, finding the endzone once to go along with his 141 yards.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Last year, the Cardinals and Raiders did not play eachother.
Looking back at the recent matchups between Arizona and Las Vegas, the Raiders have taken 3 of the last 5 contests. The two teams have combined to average 44.0 points per game in their last 5 meetings. The Las Vegas Raiders have gone 4-1-0 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Cardinals have averaged 19.6 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Las Vegas at 24.4.
Through their last 5 road contests, the Cardinals offense has averaged 20.8 points per game while allowing an average of 24.2. Arizona posted an overall record of 3-2-0 while going 3-2 ATS.
When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Las Vegas has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 18.8 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
Cardinals vs Raiders Pick
Free Spread Prediction: Cardinals 5.5
Free Total Prediction:Over 51.5
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