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Ravens vs Cardinals Predictions | Best Bets & Odds

Frank AmmiranteFantasy Sports & Betting Writer
Posted: Aug 21, 2022Last updated: Aug 21, 2022

The NFL season continues to inch closer, as we’re now onto the second week of the preseason. We’ve seen a few intriguing storylines emerge out of Week 1, including the Baltimore Ravens’ continued dominance in August, winning their 21st game in a row.

They’ll try to keep up this absurd preseason streak as they visit Arizona to take on the Cardinals, who won their opener 36-23 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Let’s dive into this Week 2 preseason matchup by looking at Baltimore vs Arizona best bets.

Baltimore vs Arizona Odds

Looking at our NFL odds page, we see that the Ravens are hefty six-point road favorites, which feels like a high number in a preseason game. The total is at 38.5 points, which is an adjustment from last week, where several games went Over the low numbers.

Baltimore vs Arizona Implied Score

Ravens 22.25, Cardinals 16.25

Oddsmakers are projecting the Ravens to keep up their preseason winning streak with a six-point win in a low-scoring game against the Cardinals.

Ravens vs Cardinals Pick of the Day

Read out more about this Ravens vs Cardinals bet below.

Ravens vs Cardinals Matchup

The Ravens have one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league in Tyler Huntley. Not only does he run the offense at a high level, but he also has some rushing ability, so it’s not such a major transition from Lamar Jackson. Huntley played significant snaps in Week 1, and we expect more of the same here.

The Cardinals got strong quarterback play from former Raven Trace McSorley in the first week of preseason. Don’t expect to see Kyler Murray in this one, but the running back competition continues with Eno Benjamin fighting to earn a role.

Ravens vs Cardinals Prediction

Ravens 20, Cardinals 17

Baltimore is on such a long winning streak for a reason — they clearly value the preseason. It also helps that they have a well-rounded roster with an excellent backup quarterback. We’re giving them the advantage here because of a combination of those factors.

It’s going to be interesting to see how many of the starters Kliff Kingsbury opts to play in this one, especially since we didn’t see much in Week 1. This is another reason why the Ravens have the edge in this matchup.

Ravens vs Cardinals Bet Tips

The Ravens have won 21 preseason games in a row. It’s a good idea to ride the streak here. Don’t overthink this one.

Ravens vs Cardinals Best Bets

Ravens -6 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

Baltimore has a significant advantage at quarterback with Huntley over McSorley. While six points may seem like a lot for a road team in the preseason, we have to ride the wave here with this 21-game winning streak. Let’s go with the Ravens in our NFL pick of the day.

Ravens Moneyline & Under 38.5 Total Points (+164) at Caesars

We need to make sure to avoid a potential bad beat if the Ravens win the game but fail to cover the spread. We don’t want to lay (-260) on a straight wager, so we’ll combine it in a parlay with the Under. During this 21-game winning streak, the Ravens have gone Under this number 13 times.

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Frank Ammirante

Before joining The Game Day, Frank spent three years in the fantasy sports and betting industry, writing for websites like RotoBaller and 4for4football. Frank is an active member of the fantasy baseball and fantasy football community, participating in high-stakes leagues like NFBC/NFFC as well as industry competitions like Scott Fish Bowl, RazzBowl, and TGFBI. Frank is a member of the FSWA and IBWAA. Give him a shout to talk fantasy sports and sports betting.

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