St. Louis Rams at Arizona NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting has the NFC West champion Arizona Cardinals favored on Sunday as they host the St. Louis Rams.

Although the game doesn’t mean anything to Arizona, they are still the popular pro football betting choice in this game.

NFL betting favors Arizona by 14 points in this game and the total is 43.5. Arizona will be playing their starters on Sunday and that means they are likely to have a big game against St. Louis. The Cardinals could get the #2 seed in the NFC but it is very unlikely since Minnesota would have to lose their final two NFL betting games. "Even though who knows what could happen as far as that goes, there are a lot of things that would have to fall into place," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said, "I think it’s more important that we continue to try to improve and get on a hot streak going into the playoffs."

The Cardinals really didn’t play that well last week but against the hapless Lions they were still able to get the pro football betting win. The Cardinals are only the second Super Bowl loser in the last nine years to make the playoffs the following NFL betting season. Arizona has now won consecutive division titles for the first time since 1974-75. If Arizona wins in NFL betting as expected over St. Louis, their 10 wins will be the most the franchise has had in a season since 1976. Arizona will not play anyone who has an injury but otherwise the starters will play. "I think that’s important because we do have something at stake," he said. "We want to obviously get to a point where we’re playing good football going into the playoffs.

NFL betting stats indicate that the Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog but they are just 7-16 vs. the NFL betting odds vs. a team with a winning record. In this NFL betting series against the Cardinals, the underdog is 9-3 in their last 12 meetings.

The Cardinals are 7-3 vs. the pro football betting number in their last 10 home games. They are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an NFL betting favorite.

Five of the last seven St. Louis road games have gone under in NFL betting. 14 of the last 19 St. Louis home games have gone over the pro football betting total. In this NFL betting matchup, four of the last five meetings in Arizona have gone under.

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