Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams Point Spread Pick
Point Spread Line: Rams -4
Moneyline: Arizona +190 / St. Louis -230
Time: 8:25 PM EST Thursday December 11, 2014 on NFL Network
Arizona Cardinals (10-3) vs. St. Louis Rams (6-7)
The Cardinals snapped their 2-game losing streak with a big win in their game over the Kansas City Chiefs and they still have a 1-game lead over the Seahawks in the NFC West. However, they are a 3.5-point road underdog this Thursday night facing a Rams team that has won their last 2 games and 3 of their last 4.
The Rams have 2 straight shutout wins and while they came against sub .500 teams that is still impressive. They can get to .500 with a win in this game, but already lost to the Cardinals by 14 points in Arizona a few weeks ago.
In their last games the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-14 and the Rams beat the Washington Redskins 24-0.
The Cardinals are 9-4 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 4-8-1 and the Rams are 7-6 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 7-6.
This season the Rams are 3-3 at home and the Cardinals are 3-3 on the road.
All 3 of the Cardinals losses have come on the road this season.
The Rams' defense has been awesome in the last 2 games and overall they rank 14th in the league defending the pass and 10th defending the run.
Drew Stanton was solid in the win over the Chiefs and their great pass defense passing for 239 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. he has a solid trio of WR's in Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and Jaron Brown. The key in this game is will he have time in the pocket to find them? After a slow start the Rams' pass rush has been on fire as of late, as they had 6 sacks in the win over Washington and have 29 in their last 6 games.
With leading RB Andre Ellington out with an injury the Cardinals brought up Kerwynn Williams in the Chiefs game and he rushed for 100 yards. However, he will face a Rams' run D that stuffed the Redskins only allowing a grand total of 27 yards on the ground.
Shaun Hill played well in the win over the Redskins passing for 213 yards with 2 TD and 0 INT. He does not have a great WR corps, but he is getting it done and not making mistakes. Besides the defense one of the main reasons the Rams win over Washington is they rushed for 131 yards.
The Cardinals run defense did their job facing KC's Jamaal Charles last week, holding him under 100 yards and overall their run defense ranks 6th in the league. However, their pass defense only ranks 27th.
St.louis: 6-7 SU 7-6 ATS
TThe Cardinals are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, and they have an Under record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 games.
The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and they have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
The Cardinals are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games facing the Rams in St. Louis.
St. Louis: 20.61
Free Against the Spread Pick
Are the Rams as good as they looked the last two weeks? of course not. Are they good enough to beat the Cardinals with their popgun offense? Probably. The Cardinals with RB Andre Ellington struggled to score without him. They may not even hit double digits on Thursday.
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