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Cardinals vs Raiders Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Cardinals vs. Raiders expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game.
Cardinals vs. Raiders expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game. / AP Photo/David Richard
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The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 2 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is a tilt between the Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders.

The Cardinals looked terrible in their 44-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, being held to just seven points through the first three quarters. Meanwhile, the Raiders had a strong second half in their season, but still fell short, 24-19, to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Both the Raiders and Cardinals were supposed to play better than they did last week. This game marks their first meeting in nearly four years, leaving time to tell which of the two will notch its first victory of the season.

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Cardinals vs Raiders Week 2 matchup.

Cardinals vs Raiders Projections

ESPN FPIRaiders (63.3%)
numberFireRaiders (59.5%)
FiveThirtyEightRaiders (58%)
Betting FavoriteRaiders (-5.5)

Projected Winner: Raiders (4)

Cardinals vs Raiders Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Raiders (8), Cardinals (2)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsRaiders (5)
CBS Sports ExpertsRaiders (6), Cardinals (1)

Expert Totals: Raiders (19), Cardinals (3)

There's no doubt as to who the projections and experts favor here. The Cardinals are the unanimous pick as far as the highlighted projections go, while 86.4% of experts are siding with Nathaniel Hackett's crew.

As far as an upset goes, the Cardinals' best shot at winning comes in at 42% on FiveThirtyEight.

Nevertheless, it's clear that many people don't think the Cardinals' poor Week 1 performance was a fluke. Look for the Raiders to get their first win of 2022 this weekend.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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