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NFL Week 13 Picks: St. Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds

by Scott Burgess on Friday, December 3rd, 2010

NFL Week 13 Picks on the St. Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds: The struggling Arizona Cardinals host the St.Louis Rams, Sunday Dec 5, as the Cardinals try to avoid dropping seven straight. The Cardinals lead the Rams 8-0 SU. NFL oddsmakers have the Rams as -3.5 point road favorites over the Cardinals while the game's total has been posted at 43.5 points. Be sure to get the latest NFL Spreads for your NFL Week 13 Picks on the St. Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds.  

The Rams (5-6) (1-4 V) won in Denver 36-33, in Week 12 and sit tied atop the NFC West, with Seattle. QB Sam Bradford completed 22 of 37 passes for 308 yards with three TD’s. RB Steven Jackson ran for 72 yards off 29 carries, while Kenneth Darby pounded in a TD. TE Michael Hoomanawanui added a 36 yard TD catch and WR Billy Bajema added two TD’s. Their defense got three sacks and no interceptions. The Rams have the most improved defense in the NFL and Sam Bradford is coming off a 300-yard slicing of Denver. The Rams need divisional wins as badly as any team in the NFL. Safety Oshiomogho Atogwe has 20 interceptions since 2006, the fifth-most in the NFL over that span and Chris Long has six sacks in his past six games. Michael Hoomanawanui will be sidelined four to six weeks with a high right ankle sprain; he has 13 catches for 146 yards and three TD’s on the season. The Rams offense is ranked 26th (317ypg) with a 19th ranked pass game (212ypg) and an 20th ranked ground game (104ypg). Danny Amendola leads the Rams offense with three TD’s. The Rams battle the Cardinals 29th ranked defense (395ypg), their 25th ranked pass rush (249ypg) and their 31st ranked rush defense (146ypg). The Cards defense gives up the NFL’s second most points per-game (29ppg).

The Cardinals (3-8) (2-3 H) lost to San Francisco 6-27, at home, in Week 12 and are out of the playoff picture. QB Derek Anderson made 16 of 35 passes for 196 yards with no TD’s and one interception. RB Beanie Wells had five carries for 13 yards. WR Early Doucet made five catches for 60 yards, while WR Larry Fitzgerald made four catches for 37 yards. Their defense got one sack and one interception. Coach Whisenhunt said that with the team not performing up to expectations, "you have to look at starting to make changes." Derek Anderson will remain at quarterback partly because there isn't much choice. Whisenhunt said Anderson has been "working his tail off. He's in here every morning, trying to get better," the coach said. "I have seen him make improvement over the last few weeks. That's really what you look for, and I think he gives us the best chance to win right now." WR Larry Fitzgerald has 12 TD’s in his last 12 games against the Rams and CB Adrian Wilson has four interceptions in his last three games vs. St. Louis. The Cardinals have the NFL’s second worst offense (269ypg) with the NFL’s third worst ranked pass game (191ypg) and a 31st ranked ground game (78ypg). Larry Fitzgerald leads their offense with five TD’s. The Cardinals go up against the Rams 19th ranked defense (342ypg), their 21st ranked pass rush (239ypg) and their 13th ranked rush defense (103ypg). The Rams defense gives up the 15th least amount of points per-game (21ppg).

Recent Trends to Consider:

  • Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
  • Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona.
  • Favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
  • Home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
  • Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Arizona.
  • Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
  • Rams are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

St.Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals
When: Sun, Dec 5, 4:15 PM ET
Pick: Rams -3.5

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The Bottom Line: Rams will get good rushing yards against the Cards. Be sure to get your NFL Week 13 Picks on the St. Louis Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Odds

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