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Rams Picked to Beat Upstart Cardinals

The Los Angeles Rams are -7 favorites to beat the Arizona Cardinals, who scored an upset win earlier this year.

Despite being one of the worst teams in the NFL, the Cardinals defeated the Cowboys, so NFL prop bets for Oct. 15 can’t go too much against them.

Rams Picked to Beat Upstart Cardinals
Rams Picked to Beat Upstart Cardinals

Cardinals vs Rams Betting Lines

Cardinals Respected to Keep it Close

We thought the sportsbook to have the Cardinals at a double-digit line, so they’re being respected.

Despite being 1-4, and expected to lose most of their remaining games, the Cardinal are only a +7 underdog with NFL betting markets.

That line has been backed into -120, so most of the money has come for the visitors, despite losing 34-20 against the Cincinnati Bengals last week.

That followed a 35-16 loss to the 49ers, and although they got the better of the Cowboys when winning 28-16, we put that result squarely on the heads of Dallas.

Joshua Dobbs has been good at quarterback, throwing six touchdowns and two interceptions, but backing the Cardinals to cover the spread on the road has never been a recipe for success.

Stick with the Rams

It hasn’t been an easy schedule for the Rams, who have played Seattle, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Philadelphia in the last five weeks.

They defeated the Colts and Seahawks, and losing 23-14 to the Eagles isn’t a bad performance.

They will welcome the easier opposition, and the best NFL prop bets have value odds for the Rams to win comfortably.

We don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility for the Rams to win by 13 or more. They are the better team and are looking to secure their first win at SoFi Stadium.

We liked the way they dug deep to win in overtime against the Colts, and wins like that galvanize teams. Stafford battled through injury, but the adrenaline kept him going.

“Once the ball was snapped there was enough adrenaline to kind of get you through it, throw it and we complete it or get tackled or whatever and it starts talking to you again. But it was good. It was a great win,” Stafford told the media.

The Rams are good enough to cover the -7 spread, but it could move to -6½ given the support for the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs Rams Head to Head

The Rams have a 48-40-2 advantage over the Cardinals. However, the most recent meeting was a 27-17 win to the Cardinals. The Rams had won the previous three meetings.

Cardinals vs Rams Game Information

  • Game: Cardinals (1-4) at Rams (2-3)
  • Date/Time: October 15, 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Location: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles
  • Cardinals vs Rams Live Stream: NFL Game Pass

Cardinals vs Rams Game Weather Conditions

Pleasant conditions are expected

Cardinals vs Rams Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Rams 28, Cardinals 17

Worth Betting the Moneyline?

Betting online markets have the Rams at -315, which is worth including in NFL parlays.

They are the better team, and we don’t expect them to have many problems beating one of the worst teams in the competition.

Cardinals vs Rams Betting Lines

Worth Betting ATS?

We are jumping all over the -7 line at even money. Our confidence in the Rams covering the spread is high, and it’s about time they produced the goods at home.

Betting on the Cardinals to cover spreads on the road isn’t a recipe for success, so we’re not going to start now.

Worth Betting on the Totals?

The current line is 48½, and we expect it to go under. Scoring points could be tough for the visitors, and we don’t trust them enough to contribute to the total.


Which NFL prop bet has the highest value for the Cardinals vs Rams game on Oct. 15?

We like the Rams to win by 13 points or more. They could put on a clinic against the Cardinals, and bettors can get value odds.

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