NFL Odds Week 3: How to Bet on Rams-Cardinals

Los Angeles looks to continue its recent dominance when rams Travel east to play in Arizona Cardinals Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET on FOX)

The Rams lead the all-time 47-29-2 streak, winning 10 of the past 11 encounters against the Cardinals.

Here’s everything you need from a Rams-Cardinals betting perspective, starting with the point spread, money streak, total over/under and expert selection (odds via FOX Bet):

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Rams @ Cardinals (4:25PM ET Sunday, FOX)

point spread: Rams -3.5 (Ramez preferred to win by more than 3.5 points, otherwise the Cardinals cover)
money line: Ramez-189 is a candidate to win (Bet $10 to win a total of $15.29); Cardinal +145 underdog to win (bet $10 to win a total of $24.50)
Score over/under: 48.5 points scored by both teams combined

Rams are 11-3 against the lead (ATS) and 11-3 respectively (SU) against the Cardinal since 2015, with over/under (O/U) being 7-7.

The rams are 18-12 ATS and 19-11 SU against NFC West opponents under coach Sean McVay since 2017, with O/U drops in 16 of those games.

The rams are 10-5 ATS and 10-5 SUs on the road against NFC West opponents under McVay, with hits increased in eight of those games.

The Cardinals lost seven straight at home to the Rams, last winning 31-14 on November 9, 2014, when the Rams were in St. Louis.

The Cardinals have been 5-5 ATS and 3-6-1 SU as underdogs at home under coach Cliff Kingsbury since 2019, with hits increased seven times.

The Cardinals are 19-9-1 ATS and 15-13-1 SU as underdogs under Kingsbury, with the O/U going 14-14-1.

Selected by FOX Sports Betting Analyst Jeff Schwartz:

Two disappointing teams face off in the desert.

The Rams 1-1, but had to fend off a feisty Falcons side 31-10 early in the fourth inning, yet drove to take the lead in the final two minutes before losing 31-25.

Arizona was smoked by the Chiefs in Week 1 and needed a historic comeback in overtime to win over the Raiders after heading into the break 20-0.

Two weeks later, the Cardinal ranked 28th and 29th, respectively, in terms of team efficiency, with the Cardinal’s heavyweight with a defense ranked 30th, and the Rams ranked 32nd from the special teams.

When two teams look equal on paper, I get the points, especially when I get the three plus the hook. There is some concern with this bet because the Rams’ Sean McVeigh has dominated the Cardinals, leading 10-1 in a row.

However, this number for the Cardinals is too exciting to bet on.

picking or picking: Arizona (+3.5 in FOX Bet) to lose by as little as 3.5 points (or win directly)

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