At 4:25 ET, the Cardinals and Rams square off at SoFi Stadium in a week 6 NFL matchup. TV coverage belongs to FOX with the game being played on Sunday, October 15th.
Los Angeles comes into this NFC West matchup, as the -7 point home favorite. Keep reading to get my analysis on how this game plays out.
Rams vs. Cardinals Betting Analysis
Heading into week 6, the Cardinals are 4th in the NFC-West on a record of 1-4. When comparing their mark to other teams in the NFC, they are 15th. So far, they have gone 0-2 on the road and 1-2 at home. The Cardinals’ have a scoring margin of -5.6 this season, which has led to an ATS record of 3-2.
The Arizona had a sluggish offensive start vs. the Bengals, as they were unable to score in the first quarter. Overall, the Cardinals recorded 294 yards of offense and yielded 380 yards on defense. Arizona’s 14 point loss also resulted in a loss vs. the spread as 3.5 point underdogs. Joshua Dobbs threw for 166 yards while completing 46% of his passes and throwing for 166. Dobbs threw for two touchdowns.
Going into week 6, Los Angeles is 3rd in the NFC-West with an overall record of 2-3. Within the NFC, they find themselves in 10th place. Taking a look at the Rams’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at +0.8. This has resulted in an ATS record of 3-1-1.
In the Rams’ loss to the Eagles, the Rams finished with 249 yards of offense comapred to the Eagles’ 454. The Eagles ran the ball 39 times for 159 yards and averaged 7.8 yards per passing attempt for 295 yards. Los Angeles’ 9 point loss also resulted in a loss vs. the spread as 3.5 point underdogs. Matthew Stafford threw for 222 yards while completing 56% of his passes and throwing for 222. Stafford threw for two touchdowns.
Last year, the Rams and Cardinals split their head-to-head matchups, with each team going 1-1. Together the Cardinals and Rams averaged 38 points per game and had an over/under record of 1-1. Against the spread, they each went 1-1. The Cardinals’ offense finished their head-to-head matchups with 331.5 yards per game of offense. As for the Rams, they averaged 297.5 yards offensively.
Rams vs. Cardinals Odds Analysis
Regarding the current moneyline odds, Arizona is currently given a 29% chance of winning, along with a moneyline payout of +246. On the other hand, the Rams’ implied win percentage is 76% with a moneyline of -318.
Since its opening at 43, the over/under market has experienced a shift, now standing at 48.5.
The Rams opened as 4.5 favorites at home and since then, the oddsmakers have shifted the lines to -7 in their favor.
How to Bet Rams vs. Cardinals in Arizona
For this matchup, I’m liking Arizona to cover as 7-point underdogs. Arizona is coming off a game in which they ran the ball well vs. Cincinnati and should do so once again. Before kickoff i’ll be taking Arizona on the spread.
My choice for this game is the under as the over/under line is set higher than the lines in all of Arizona’s previous games this season. We see this line as too generous for these teams, and we anticipate the game will remain under 48.5.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Cardinals +7
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 48.5