The NFC West is up for grabs and the Thursday Night Football feature presentation will pit St. Louis hosting Arizona at 8:20 PM ET. St. Louis is listed at +1 on the NFL odds in Vegas. Cardinals vs Rams Odds has AZ bringing in 60% of the take on the spread. The Cardinals (4-0 SU 3-1 ATS) are coming off a close road scrape over Miami to remain unbeaten while the Rams (2-2 SU 3-1) stealthily have been money makers ATS. Below is a closer look at this match-up from our NFL picks staff. The Cardinals vs Rams Odds Week 5 have AZ at -1.5 at reduced -103 NFL Odds.
NFL Picks Analysis: Despite the Rams overachieving in Jeff Fischer’s inaugural year the Cardinals are a hard team not to back with the type of defense that they have (#3 points allowed). The Kevin Kolb (97.6 QB Rating). to Larry Fitzgerald connection on offense will be tough for a solid but flawed Rams secondary. The Rams will counter with QB Sam Bradford (80.1 QB Rating) against a smart and physical AZ defense that features a rabid front seven. The Cardinals vs Rams Odds Week 5 Total is at 38.5 points.
AZ ranks 31st in offensive yards but have been able to chip away with a decent line and clutch play from Kolb. The Cardinals swept the Rams last year and RB Steven Jackson’s decline has gone unnoticed by many. Expect Cards RB Ryan Williams to provide Kolb with some offensive balance with well-timed runs against the Rams 26th ranked run D. The Cardinals vs Rams Odds Moneyline is St. Louis +120.
NFL Picks Play: Cardinals -1.5 NFL Odds ( 2 UNITS $2000 to win $1925)