Arizona Cardinals at Las Vegas Raiders - 9/18/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Las Vegas Raiders (0-1) vs Arizona Cardinals (0-1)

Game Info: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 4:25 pm (Allegiant Stadium)

Betting Odds: Las Vegas Raiders -5.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders meet Sunday in week 2 NFL action at Allegiant Stadium. The Arizona Cardinals look to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2018 season. The Las Vegas Raiders look to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2018 season.

The Arizona Cardinals have won 8 of their last 9 road games. Kyler Murray is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 193 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Greg Dortch and Marquise Brown have combined for 106 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Eno Benjamin has 3 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 103 yards per contest, and Murray leads the way with 29 yards on 5 carries. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 44 points and 488 yards per game. Budda Baker leads the Arizona Cardinals with 13 tackles, Marco Wilson has 2 pass deflections and Rashard Lawrence has 1 forced fumble.

The Las Vegas Raiders have split their last 8 home games. Derek Carr is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 295 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Davante Adams and Darren Waller have combined for 220 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Brandon Bolden has 2 receptions. The Las Vegas Raiders ground game is averaging 64 yards per contest, and Josh Jacobs leads the way with 57 yards on 10 carries. Defensively, Las Vegas is allowing 24 points and 355 yards per game. Johnathan Abram leads the Las Vegas Raiders with 12 tackles, Nate Hobbs has 1 pass deflection and Denzel Perryman has 1 tackle for loss.

The Cardinals are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raiders are 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 2. The under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 road games. The under is 5-1 in Raiders last 6 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Arizona Cardinals didn't look all that good in their season opener, and I'm not sure if they're all that good of a team overall. I'm not all that high on the Cardinals at the moment. The Las Vegas Raiders have issues of their own, but they did start to find progress in the second half of their opener, and that should carry over at home. This feels like a game where the Raiders start to pull away in the second half. I'll lay the chalk with the Raiders.

Randy’s Pick Las Vegas Raiders -5.5

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