MNF: Cardinals Vs. Rams | Side, Total 1st Half, Prop

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C Costigan
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The Rams need this game worse than the Cardinals, the Cardinals probably come in wanting it worse than the Rams. After a three-game slide, the Rams picked up a win last week against the hapless Jaguars. The Rams have lost three of the last five, and they were pushed by the Texans back on October 31st. They were also pushed by the Lions, the week before, and going back to week #2, they got by the Colts 27-24. 

Nobody other than some of the talking heads in the media have crowned the Rams. There is certainly no question they have tons of talent and are well-coached, but this doesn’t give them a free pass. This Rams team is good, and they will give the Cardinals a solid run, will they win, or do they get sent home with an 8-5 record while the Cardinals move to 11-2? Who wants it more? The offshore Sportsbooks have set the standard for the sharpest lines and odds. Make sure and call them, and get the money in for a great game. 

Rams @ Cardinals 

Rams 8-4, 5-7-0 ATS, 42 Road 

Cardinals 10-2, 9-3-0 ATS, 3-2 Home 

8:15 PM ET, ESPN 

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ 

Line: Cardinals -2.5, ML -135, O/U 51 

The Cardinals have not played a home game since November, 14th when they lost to the Carolina Panthers. Something tells us they wish they could have that one back! The Panthers have been miserable. 

The Cardinals went on the road to Chicago and won, 33-22, then in Seattle, 23-13, the loss to Carolina 34-10, picked up a win in San Francisco, 31-17, and a loss at home to the Packers on October 28th, 21-24. 

The Cardinals 2 losses have come at home and we don’t think a thing weird. There is no mental breakdown, there is no reason for psychoanalysis… it simply was what it was. The Packers were a step better and look at them now. They are a great football team. The Panthers loss was a wake-up call that all good teams usually have. 

Matthew Stafford is having a great year with 3, 611 passing yards, 30 TDs, and 9 IINTs, to boot… he has a huge weapon in Cooper Kupp, who has put up 100 receptions for 1366 yards, and 11 TDs. Stafford also has a decent running game that he can lean on with Henderson’s 142 carries for 648 yards, and 5TDs. 

The Rams are scoring 28 points per game and allowing 22.5, while the Cardinals are scoring 28.6 points per game and allowing 18.7. 

Kyler Murray is also having a great year (Stafford is having a career year), with 2, 399 yards passing, 19TDs, and 7 INTs. He has weapons in the air (Kirk) as well as on the ground (Conner). 

These two are going to get after it and we think it becomes a shootout. We love “over 51” and although we think this affair will be close – our money is on the home team. The Cardinals want to make a statement. 

Prediction; Cardinals -2.5, Cardinals 1st Half -2, Over 51.5, Rams to score first, - Parlay – Cardinals/Over 51

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