Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals Free NFL Monday Night Picks

David Lawrence

Sunday, October 25, 2015 12:28 PM GMT

Baltimore is now 1-5 after a loss in San Francisco, and all five of their losses have been by six points or less now, but that doesn't matter to the win/loss columns.

Opening Odds & Line Movement

Open: -7.5 +106 at Pinnacle
The Cardinals came out as 7.5-point favorites at home, but then the NFL odds jumped to -8.5, then -9.5 and it sits at -10 as of Thursday. It might be a simple look at the numbers that changed the betting line as the Cardinals are second in the NFL behind New England in points per game with 33.8, while the Ravens are 27th in points allowed at 27.0. The Cardinals have also put up 31, 47 and 22 (in a loss) at home, and they'll be ready to get back on track after scoring 13 in Pittsburgh. The Ravens would do well to watch the tape of what their AFC North rivals did to slow down Carson Palmer and the high-flying Cardinals.

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Injuries
The Ravens got a boost as RB Justin Forsett returned to practice from an ankle injury, and that would be huge if Baltimore could run the ball to eat some clock and keep Arizona's offense off the field. TE Maxx Williams didn't practice on Thursday because of an ankle knock.

The Cardinals don't have any pressing injuries that you should be worried about going into this game and to be honest, they've been relatively healthy all season. This is especially true with Palmer, who is prone to major injuries and as long as he is on the field, the Cardinals have a chance to do big things, especially in the NFC West with Seattle struggling.

 

Trends
The Ravens have failed to cover in their last five games, although they have a push during that stretch, and they're 1-3-1 ATS in their last five on the road. The Cardinals have covered the spread in 13 of their last 19 games, including eight of their last 10 at home. The total for this game is 48, and the Ravens have gone over in four of their last five games; the Cardinals have done the same in six of their last seven.

Arizona is 1-4 SU and 4-1 ATS in five meetings with Baltimore since 1997, going 0-2 SU and 1-1 ATS in two games at home.

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