Monday Night preview: Ravens vs. Cardinals
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Monday Night preview: Ravens vs. Cardinals
Monday October 26th, 2015

The seventh week of the 2015 season comes to a close Monday night as the Cardinals host the Ravens in an inter-conference matchup.

The Cardinals opened as a seven-point favorite, but the line has climbed as high as 10 points at some sports books monitored by The money line has the Cardinals between -385 and -450, and the Ravens between +305 and +375.

The Ravens are 1–5 straight up and 0-5-1 against the spread this season. They are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games, and 1–4 SU in those games. They have beaten the Cardinals four straight times, but are 1–4 ATS in the teams’ last five meetings, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

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The Ravens have lost and failed to cover in each of the last two weeks, against the 49ers and Browns. They are 7–2 SU in their last nine games on Monday Night Football.

The Ravens’ injury report includes two members of their secondary; cornerback Lardarius Webb and free safety Kendrick Lewis are listed as questionable after limited work in practice this week. Tight end Maxx Williams has been ruled out after missing practice all week.

The Cardinals are 4–2 SU and ATS this season. They are 8–2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1–6 SU in the last seven games against Baltimore. They have failed to cover in two of their last three games, losing straight up as favorites to the Steelers last week and three weeks ago against the Rams. They are 2–10 SU in their last 12 Monday Night Football games.

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The most notable name on the Cardinals’ injury report is John Brown. The wide receiver is dealing with a hamstring injury that cost him one practice and left him limited in two others. He is expected to play but will be a game-time decision. Tight end Darren Fells has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.

The point total opened at 49 points and has settled at 49.5. The total has gone over in four of the Ravens’ last five games, including their last two. The total has gone over in five of the Cardinals’ six games this season, but it went under in their loss last week to the Steelers.

The OddsShark Computer predicts a 31.4–16.6 Cardinals win, meaning an Arizona cover that hits the under.

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