The Las Vegas Raiders (0-1, 0-0 Home) welcome the Arizona Cardinals (0-1, 0-0 Away) at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday for their home opener. The Raiders are 5.5-point favorites, and the total is 51.5. Arizona is coming off a deflating 44-21 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium last Sunday. Kyler Murray was 22 of 34 for 193 yards and two touchdowns. Murray ran five times for 29 yards. Greg Dortch was targeted nine times, catching seven passes for 63 yards. Las Vegas lost 24-19 to the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium last Sunday. Derek Carr threw for 295 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Josh Jacobs carried 10 times for 57 yards. Davante Adams scored once. He was targeted 17 times, hauling in 10 receptions for 141 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2018, a 23-21 win for the Raiders.
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The Cardinals’ 21 points scored ranks 15th in the NFL, and they are facing a Raiders defense whose 24 points surrendered is 22nd. Meanwhile, Las Vegas is 22nd in the league in scoring after putting up 19 points, and Arizona’s 44 points allowed ranks 32nd.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Las Vegas Raiders (-250)
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