NFL Betting Picks — Late Game Watch: Can Ravens and Chiefs Carry Big Numbers on Road?

Three teams are pretty heavy chalk going into Week 2 of the NFL season, and two of the opponents are coming off a win in their first game. Let’s take a quick look at these games, with the line at BetAnySports and an NFL betting pick:

Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals – 4:05 PM ET

Arizona Cardinals -8.5 (+105)
Washington Football Team +8.5 (-125)

Over 46.5 points -110
Under 46.5 points -110

The first thing you start thinking about here is that Kyler Murray was able to connect with new acquisition DeAndre Hopkins for a whopping 151 yards last week to lead a comeback win against the defending NFC champions, and you figure Kliff Kingsbury must be doing something right out there in the desert. And that while Washington was able to chalk up eight sacks of Carson Wentz last week, they are going to have a much more difficult time of it corralling Murray, who can get away.

But frankly, we don’t feel all that comfortable laying this kind of number with the Cards, even if they do have a nice set of receivers in that wide-open offense. For one thing, they haven’t been very good in this role, covering just five of their last 20. And if the Reds… – .oops, we almost said that – can apply some pressure, maybe they’ll upset Murray’s rhythm. At the same time, we can’t really wrap our arms around a Washington offense that had just 239 net yards last week and has a guy learning on the job in Dwayne Haskins with very few genuine weapons. UNDER 46.5

Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans – 4:25 PM ET

Baltimore Ravens -7.5 (-105)
Houston Texans +7.5 (-115)

Over 49.5 points -110
Under 49.5 points -110

It was back to business for Baltimore last week against Cleveland, as Lamar Jackson thrived with the short passing and an occasional toss downfield, averaging a nifty eleven yards an attempt. Last year’s meeting didn’t work for Houston, which gave up 256 rushing yards. The Texans’ offense did look rather confused at times against Kansas City last time out, didn’t it? Let’s see them sustained anything without the aforementioned Hopkins.

BetAnySports customers should realize that the Ravens have covered their last eleven regular season games against the pointspread. BALTIMORE -7.5

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers — 4:25 PM ET

Kansas City Chiefs -9
Los Angeles Chargers +9

Over 47 points -110
Under 47 points -110

The Bolts simply are not going to put together a whole lot of offense against teams this season. So they are going to have to win games with their defense. And that unit is pretty good, with the kind of pass rush and secondary talent that can keep Patrick Mahomes off-balance a good portion of the time. It’s interesting, though, that in last year’s two meetings, the Chiefs had 292 rushing yards, and now they have upgraded in that department with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who looked sensational against Houston (138 yards).

Here’s the thing about this game – it is the first one for Anthony Lynn’s team in the brand-new SoFi Stadium, but with no fans, there’s no advantage. Not that they had one in Carson either. This is a fast track, which favors the Chiefs. No, the Chargers can’t trade, although we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw this game go under the total. KANSAS CITY -9

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