Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Odds

Rams vs Cardinals Game Preview

The Los Angeles Rams started the first half a bit slow against returning head coach Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders. When Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff and Marcus Peters warmed up in the second half, they showed why the Rams are considered top Super Bowl favorites, scoring 23 unanswered points to destroy the Raiders.

In the middle of a rebuild, the Arizona Cardinals fell to Washington in week one, thoroughly dominated on both sides of the pigskin en route to an 18-point loss. Star running back David Johnson returned from a lengthy rehab with a rushing TD, the lone bright spot in what promises to be a long, painful year for the franchise.

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All indications suggest that this clash will be the most lopsided contest in the NFL during week two. Los Angeles features the most dangerous pass rush in the league, a superb secondary, the offensive player of the year from 2017, along with new additions like Talib and Cooks. Arizona simply doesn’t matchup against the overwhelming firepower of the Rams.

Los Angeles will be heavily favored prior to snap, with a -740 moneyline for a straight up victory. That means you’ll need to wager a whopping $740 to win $100. A large, -12 point spread will be a reasonable risk considering the superior payout, along with the fact that this match could be over by halftime.

Rams vs Cardinals Betting Tips

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    Rams won three of last four meetings against Cardinals since move to L.A.

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    L.A. average winning margin of 24.5 points in two 2017 wins over Arizona.

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    Rams offense ranked 1st in 2017; Cardinals offense seventh worst.

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    Lopsided matchup features large -12 spread for Rams.

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    Over/under stands at 45 prior to game day.

Rams vs Cardinals Head-to-Head Record

The Rams and the Cardinals feature a lengthy head-to-head history, with St. Louis serving as headquarters for both franchises over the decades. Since the Rams moved back to Los Angeles, the Cardinals haven’t fared well in four meetings against their NFC West rivals. Last season, Arizona lost by an average of 24.5 points.

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Over the previous ten meetings, including six games versus the St. Louis edition of the franchise, the Cardinals have split the results. Prior to the Rams move to the City of Angels, Arizona tended to dominate with double-digit wins. This displays the complete turnaround the Rams franchise has achieved over the past couple of years. Expect a rote dismantling of the Cardinals on Sunday.