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Cards are Averaging 42 Points Per Game

The St. Louis Rams will have their hands full when they travel to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in a Week 4 NFC West clash.

Shark Bites
  • The Cardinals have scored the fourth most points through the opening three weeks ever.
  • The Rams are 3-9 SU in their last 12 divisional games.
  • Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has won nine consecutive starts.

The Cardinals are on an absolute tear to begin the season. In the wake of three straight victories over the Saints, Bears, and 49ers, the Cards have put 126 points on the board – the fourth-most points through the first three games in NFL history.

Arizona has covered the spread by margins of 10, 23, and 33 points during that span.

The Rams have gone 1-2 both SU and ATS in the young season, but have averaged just 16.7 points per game (well behind Arizona’s staggeringly high 42).

According to recent history, betting trends are working in the Cardinals favor. Arizona has covered the spread in each of its last four meetings with St. Louis.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Arizona Cardinals were listed as -6-point favorites at Bovada and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 42.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 30-17 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

St. Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arizona battles the St. Louis Rams, currently with a 1-2 mark (1-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-0 for the Cardinals and 1-2 for the Rams. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 13-rated St. Louis Rams taking on the No. 14-rated Arizona Cardinals in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arizona's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 42 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 22.33 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 266.33 yards per game, more than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 202.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the St. Louis Rams own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 182 yards per game when on the road. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis lost its last outing 12-6 against Pittsburgh on Sunday, getting a 102-yard receiving performance from Kenny Britt in a losing cause at Edward Jones Dome.

 

Carson Palmer led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 311 yards Sunday as the Cardinals downed the 49ers 47-7 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Green Bay, Sunday, October 11th
Arizona at Detroit, Sunday, October 11th

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