The Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals are going to square off in Week 2 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 2 NFL Picks: Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, September 15th, 4:05 ET
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Week 2 Betting Odds: Detroit -2 (48.5)
Lions vs. Cardinals Live TV: FOX
The Lions are expected to go on the road and win this game, but we’re really not all that sure that the oddsmakers aren’t telling us that the Cards are going to pull out the ‘W’. Detroit really did look sharp in Week 1 against the Vikings, though we aren’t all that sure what that victory is really going to mean in the end. Minnesota is probably going to turn out to be the worst team in the NFC when push comes to shove. The offense left a lot of points on the board though, and there is still the issue of taking far too many penalties, especially on the road and certainly on the defensive side of the ball.
Arizona had a rather good Rams team dead to rights last week before blowing it in the end. The ground game got a little sluggish in the second half, though RB Rashard Mendenhall is clearly going to be in for a big workload in this game if he can keep his balky hamstring healthy. QB Carson Palmer is going to be a man that throws for 300+ yards quite a bit this year as well, and he has a great receiving corps at his disposal. Remember that last season, with a far worse team, the Cardinals were able to win this game here at University of Phoenix Stadium at +6. Detroit is a better team now as well, but in the end, we still think that the hosts are winning this game more often than not.
Lions @ Cardinals Pick: Arizona Cardinals +2
Lions @ Cardinals Score Prediction: Arizona 27 – Detroit 24