NFL Free Pick: STL/ARI

The Arizona Cardinals can win the NFC West Division title with a win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, a win they most likely will get.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Cardinals -14 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 48.5 total points.

Key Trend: The Cardinals are 4-2 in their last six games at home and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 when playing St. Louis. The Rams, meanwhile, are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, although that one cover was last week against the Dolphins.

Key Stat: Arizona dominants this matchup, averaging 28.2 to 13.3 points per game, 303.3 to 175.0 passing yards per game, and are surrendering just 97.4 rushing yards per game to the Rams’ 161.3.

Game Outlook: Forget the Rams’ cover last week against the Dolphins – they’re about to be thrashed. The Cardinals are a different team at home than they are on the road and are coming off an extra week of rest after playing last Thursday. St. Louis simply doesn’t have the athletes on defense to slow Kurt Warner, Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, nor do they have the weapons on offense to win in a shootout. Throw in the fact that Arizona needs just one more win to claim the pathetic NFC West Division, and you have the makings of a blowout. Buck the trend and take the under, though – the Rams won’t score enough to get you an over cover.

Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 14 matchup between the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals game is

ARIZONA CARDINALS -14

TheSpread.com Projected Final Score

Arizona Cardinals 34

St. Louis Rams 10

We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (48.5 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS

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Posted: 12/7/08 11:30AM ET

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