The Arizona Cardinals are big favorites this Monday night when they take on the Baltimore Ravens at home. They are currently a 10-point favorite. For Monday’s game, 48 is the over/under. Arizona has a 79.4% chance to win this game according to the ESPN Football Power Index. The Ravens are having a pretty dismal season so far at 1-5. Their only win came on the road. They haven’t even covered the spread this year in any game, as they are 0-5-1 against the spread. Arizona is 4-2 against the spread overall, and 2-1 when they are the home team. The Cardinals are putting up lots of points this year.
They scored 40+ in 3 games already this season. They average 33.8 points per game, which are 10 more than the Ravens are averaging. The one good note for Baltimore is at least they have no injured players reported for Monday’s game. For the Cardinals, TE Darren Falls is out. He has 9 receptions and 2 TD’s on the season thus far, and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a shoulder sprain. Raven’s QB Joe Flacco has 8 TD’s on the season and 7 interceptions, while Arizona’s Carson Palmer has 14 TD’s and only 5 picks. The weather will be a hot one in Arizona Monday night, getting up to the mid-high 80’s. The Cardinals should have no problem winning straight up, but 10 points may be too much to cover, even against a bad Ravens team who will be on the road.