Sportsbook Odds for Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals MatchPosted by: Charlie Smith
Football betting websites around the planet are preparing for another thrilling weekend of NFL betting action. As we draw nearer and nearer to the end of the regular season, more and more teams across the league become increasingly more desperate to clinch a spot in the playoffs. That is the position the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams are in. The Cardinals are hoping to pull off a lucky win streak in order to obtain a Wild Card draw into the 2017 postseason. The Rams on the other hand, are looking to close out the season as strong as possible in order to lay claim to the franchise’s first NFC West title since the 2003 season. With the Cardinals hosting the Rams this weekend, it’s looking like Los Angeles will be the one advancing their agenda. Will this weekend’s sportsbook odds support this theory?
Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals – Sunday, December 3rd
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Temple, Arizona
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Los Angeles Rams -7 (-110) 44½ (-105) -350
Arizona Cardinals +7 (-110) 44½ (-115) +281
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams stampede into this Week 13 matchup flashing an 8-3 record that ranks them 1st in the NFC West. Right now Los Angeles is doing all they can to hold off the encroaching Seattle Seahawks, who, at 7-4, pose a very big problem to the Rams. Considering the fact that the Rams suffered a 16-10 loss to the Hawks earlier this season, Los Angeles needs to do all they can to maintain a slight lead over Seattle in order to win the West. The Rams will face the Hawks once again in a couple of weeks but at the moment the Cardinals are all LA can think about.
There’s no question that the Rams have the upper hand in this contest. LA currently ranks 2nd in the league in scoring, 4th in total offense, 6th in passing and 9th in rushing. The Cardinals offense is abysmal and that’s not an understatement. Arizona ranks 24th in the league in scoring, 18th in total offense, 8th in passing and 32nd in rushing.
The Cardinals fly into this Sunday’s contest sporting a 5-6 record that ranks them 3rd in the NFC West behind the aforementioned Seahawks. Arizona could still clinch a playoff berth via a Wild Card but judging from what we’ve seen out of the Cardinals all season long; I wouldn’t bet on it. The NFL teaser odds had high hopes for this year’s Cardinal squadron but a handful of injuries; one to star running back David Johnson early in the year that would place him on IR for the rest of the season and another season-ending injury to starting quarterback Carson Palmer just a little over a month ago, have practically sidelined Arizona’s season. The Cardinals tried to do some damage control by bringing in Adrian Peterson but they haven’t had the sportsbook success they’ve wanted to since they’re 2-2 in their last 4 games.