How to Bet Cardinals vs Rams NFL Week 2 Odds.

How to Bet Cardinals vs Rams NFL Week 2 Odds

Written by on September 12, 2018

We all know who the best teams in the NFL are likely to be prior to the start of the season, but after a few weeks of action, those perceptions can very quickly begin to shift. Some of the teams that we were high on will fail to live up to expectations, while teams thought to be in the middle of the pack will elevate and deliver much better results than anyone expected. It’s tough to truly evaluate each team after just 1 game, but it is fair to suggest that the LA Rams are right where we thought they would be.They spent a lot of money in the offseason with the goal of building a team that would make it all the way to the Super Bowl. There is still a lot of football to be played, but they are sure to be happy with their positive start. The same cannot be said for the Arizona Cardinals, as they misfired in a big way in their season opener. Going on the road to face one of the favorites to win it all is not the ideal scenario for them. The Rams are a big 13-point favorite, with the point total set at 45.

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Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 27°C/80°F
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Wind: 7 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the Arizona Cardinals?

Yes, it’s only 1 game, but there is already cause for concern in Arizona after the Cardinals were soundly beaten 24-6 by the Washington Redskins in Week 1. The Cardinals were simply unable to generate any sort of meaningful offense, managing just 213 total yards, which included a mere 68 yards on the ground.If they can’t break down the Redskins defense, how are they supposed to have any sort of success against a much more talented Rams defensive unit? These two have gone 5-5 SU in their last 10 meetings, but last season saw things shift in the favor of the Rams, with Arizona losing both games by a combined score of 65-16, which included being blanked on their trip to LA. The Cardinals are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games overall.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 6.00
  • Total Yards: 213.00
  • Rush Yards: 68.00
  • Passing Yards: 145.00
  • Average Score Against: 24.00
  • Total Yards: 429.00
  • Rush Yards: 182.00
  • Passing Yards: 247.00

Why bet on the LA Rams?

It took the Rams a minute to get rolling in Week 1 versus the Oakland Raiders, but once they did, they looked very good indeed, running out 33-13 winners in that one. The defense looked a little shaky early on but soon settled down, although they will not be pleased with giving up 395 yards of total offense. The Rams offense generated less than the Raiders in terms of yardage gained, but it was what they did with the football that was important.Cardinals vs Rams should be an easy victory for LA.They mixed things up between the run and pass and basically kept the Raiders D on their toes all night long. Many of the stats and trends in this match-up lean in the direction of the Cardinals, but you need to remember that these teams are heading in opposite directions, so look for those trends to start shifting, too.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 33.00
  • Total Yards: 365.00
  • Rush Yards: 140.00
  • Passing Yards: 225.00
  • Average Score Against: 13.00
  • Total Yards: 395.00
  • Rush Yards: 95.00
  • Passing Yards: 300.00

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Latest Cardinals vs Rams NFL Week 2 Betting Trends

  • Arizona is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games
  • LA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Rams’ last 7 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Cardinals vs Rams

The Rams made both games against the Cardinals last season look easy and I think they do the same again here, winning and covering, while the point total goes UNDER.Score: Arizona Cardinals 6 – LA Rams 35