|Thursday Night Football: Cardinals vs. Rams NFL Week 5 Odds & Spread|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 11:00|
Cardinals vs. Rams Week 5 Odds
ST. LOUIS, MO (The Spread) – The Cardinals will put their undefeated record on the line tonight when they visit their NFC West rivals, the Rams, at 8:20PM ET.
ARIZONA: The Cardinals ran their record to 4-0 when they erased a 13-0 deficit last Sunday at home in a 24-21 overtime victory over the Dolphins. The win allowed Arizona to stay in first place in the AFC West and while the Cardinals failed to cover as a 4-point favorite, they are 3-1 against the spread this season. The under, meanwhile, is 3-1 in their four games. Kevin Kolb leads the team in passing with 752 passing yards while Ryan Williams has rushed for 131 yards and Larry Fitzgerald leads the team in receiving with 245 yards. Defensively, Sam Acho has three sacks while Patrick Peterson has one interception on the year.
ST. LOUIS: The Rams improved their record to 2-2 with a 19-13 victory over the Seahawks as a 2-point home underdog. The Rams are now 3-1 against the spread through four weeks of play, with the over is 2-2 in their games. Danny Amendola leads the team with 351 receiving yards and two touchdowns, while Sam Bradford has thrown for just 881 yards and Steven Jackson has rushed for 195 yards. Cortland Finnegan has a team-high three interceptions while Robert Quinn leads the Rams with three sacks.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Cardinals as 1-point favorites over the Rams, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 39.5 points. Arizona enters play with a 4-0 record and is 1-0 on the road, while St. Louis is 2-2 overall and 2-0 at home.
TRENDS: The under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams, while the favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings. The Cardinals are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Rams and 6-2 ATS in their last eight trips to St. Louis.
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