Rams vs Cardinals Betting Matchup Report
Arizona Cardinals vs St. Louis Rams Odds
The St. Louis Rams, after going 7-8-1 in their first campaign under head coach Jeff Fisher last year, begin this season with an NFC West Division rivalry game when they host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon at the Jones Dome (4:25 pm ET, Fox).
As of late this week the Rams, who also went 11-5 ATS last year, were favored by five points over the visiting Cardinals, who themselves have a new head coach in Bruce Arians and a new quarterback in Carson Palmer.
For Arizona, the UNDER has been the bet of choice in season openers (5-1 past 6 Week 1). They are also 7-1 SU in their past 8 trips to St. Louis.
The Rams meanwhile are a disastrous 2-10 ATS past 12 season openers and are riding a woeful 1-6 ATS as a favorite (they are -4.5).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 19-rated Rams and the No. 29-rated Cardinals in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 17-13 win for the Rams on Sunday.
Arizona Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 4-6
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-3-1
When playing on within the division are 4-5-1
A few Cardinals at Rams trends to consider:
Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 10 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
Arizona home to Detroit, Sunday, September 15
St. Louis at Atlanta, Sunday, September 15