Arizona Cardinals vs St. Louis Rams 2010 NFL Predictions, 2010 NFL Odds & 2010 NFL Picks: NFC West rivals Arizona and St. Louis square off today at the Edward Jones Dome in the Show Me State. The divisional battle is scheduled to kickoff at 4:15pm ET on FOX. 2010 NFL Predictions, Odds & Picks at online bookmaker Bodog.com have the Cardinals listed as a -4 against the spread road favorite and the game total set at 39.
The Sam Bradford era officially gets underway this afternoon in St. Louis as Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo handed the starting job to the rookie signal caller after the team's final preseason outing. Bradford certainly deserved the lead role based upon his performance during the exhibition schedule. The former Heisman winner earned a 95.9 passer rating after throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns.
Bradford helped the Rams to a 3-1 preseason record, including an exciting 36-35 week three win over the Patriots in Foxboro.
While no one expects St. Louis, which ranked last in scoring a season ago (10.9 points per game), to run over opposing defenses this season, the addition of Bradford as well as a healthy Steven Jackson should result in significantly more offensive production.
Arizona had an interesting preseason on many fronts as it attempted to find an adequate replacement for quarterback Kurt Warner. The job appeared to belong to Matt Leinart heading into training camp, but offseason acquistition Derek Anderson eventually won the starting spot, which led to Leinart's release.
The team had difficulty scoring regardless of who was under center, but thankfully for Cardinals fans, the defense looked outstanding in leading the team to a 3-1 preseason record. Arizona allowed just 15.8 points per game in its four exhibition tilts while also recording nine sacks and five turnovers.
2010 NFL Predictions Betting Trend: The Rams are 0-10 straight up and 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 games as a home dog against an NFC West foe with a spread between 4 and 7.5.
Arizona Cardinals -4 (-105), Over 39 (-110), -200 (Moneyline)
St. Louis Rams +4 (-115), Under 39 (-110), +170 (Moneyline)
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