Cardinals vs. Rams Week 5 Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are 1-point road favorites over the Rams, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 39.5 points. Arizona enters this game 4-0 overall and 3-1 against the spread, while St. Louis is 2-2 and 3-1 versus the number.
Line Movement: Depending on the sports book, the Rams opened as either a 2.5, 1.5 or 1-point home underdog, while the total opened at either 38 or 38.5. The line has since dropped to 1 at most sports books, although some places are still offering St. Louis at +1.5. The total has jumped to 39 or 39.5 at most books.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 67% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Cardinals. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Arizona. According to latest NFL trends, Arizona is 4-1 ATS L5 in this series. St. Louis is 0-8 ATS off a home game. Last year: ARIZONA (-3) over St. Louis, 19-13ot; Arizona (+2’) over ST. LOUIS, 23-20. Arizona struggled last week, but still defeated Miami to go 4-0 on the season. Now they face the Rams, who they have beaten 10 of 11 times and seven straight on the road. Arizona has struggled on the ground (29th in the league), so they are relying more on Kevin Kolb, who completed 62.6% of his passes and has thrown seven TDs and just two picks. Defensively, Arizona ranks third in the NFL with 15.2 points per game and is fourth with 10 turnovers forced, including a league-high six fumble recoveries.
2012 NFL WEEK 5 FREE PICK: ARIZONA CARDINALS –1