Cardinals vs Rams NFL Betting Game Preview (Dec. 6, 2015)

Posted by Aaron . on December 3, 2015 in

Arizona has dominated this NFC West rivalry lately, winning three of the last four contests against St. Louis, and going 4-1 against the NFL betting spread in their last five meetings. The Cardinals can strengthen their hold on the division when they head to St. Louis this week. The over-under total is 44.5, and the Cardinals are favored to win by 5.5 points.

Cardinals vs Rams NFL Betting Game Preview

Date: Sunday, December 06, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Edward Jones Dome
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Why Should You Bet On The Arizona Cardinals?

After their 19-13 (ref-aided) win over San Francisco last week, the Cardinals have now won five in a row. They led 6-3 at halftime, used the opening drive of the second half to add a touchdown, and then saw the Niners come back to tie the game at 13 before Carson Palmer scrambled for an eight-yard touchdown after the two-minute warning. This was not one of the Cardinals’ prettier wins, but they did dominate time of possession by just about 15 minutes and had two takeaways with no turnovers.

On the season, Carson Palmer has thrown 27 touchdowns and just nine picks. He has 3,337 passing yards. The Cardinals’ defense is #5 in the NFL overall and #4 against the run. Their 9-2 record has them three games up on the Seahawks, and right now they own a three-game lead and the tiebreaker over Seattle in the NFC West.

Arizona will play against the Rams.

Why Should You Bet On The St Louis Rams?

The Rams were on the rise earlier in the season, but they have lost four straight, most recently suffering a 31-7 whipping at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams played it close into the second quarter, but then Nick Foles threw three interceptions, including a costly pick-six. The Rams did have the ball close to midfield in a tie against Baltimore, but quarterback Case Keenum fumbled the ball, giving the Ravens a chance to move a few yards ahead and kick the go-ahead field goal.

Cardinals vs Rams Key Betting Trends

Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona’s last 12 games
Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 7 games
St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Arizona

Our Betting Prediction

Arizona is a team on a mission after losing two quarterbacks and collapsing down the stretch last year. They have outrushed four of their last six opponents and outgained five of them. Pick Carson and Arizona, even though you’re giving up those 5.5 points. I like the Cardinals to win by at least a touchdown.