VSB NFL Thursday Night Predictions: Arizona Cardinals Vs. Saint-Louis Rams

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Week 15 of the NFL Season is already here, so start making your picks now as our top online sportsbooks have all the favorable sports betting odds ready for you. This Thursday Night, you will encounter an NFC West Divisional Matchup between the Arizona Cardinal and the Saint-Louis Rams. We got you covered with in-depth analysis on the Sports Betting odds additionally with a Prediction. So let’s get started.

Arizona Cardinals (10-3)

Week 14 Top Performers:

  • Drew Stanton: 239 yards and one touchdown
  • Kerwynn Williams: 100 yards
  • Michael Floyd: 85 yards

Factors to consider:

  • Cardinals had a successful week 14 as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 14-17 at home, giving them their 10th win of the season
  • Head on the road to face the Rams in a divisional game
  • From Sunday to Thursday, the Cardinals have a short rest period which can play a factor
  • A loss here for the Cardinals may be crucial as the Seahawks are a game back from first place in the NFC West.

Offensive Expectations:       

  • Cardinals offense face a tricky Rams defense that is ranked 11th in total average yards allowed per game
  • Expect Drew Stanton to struggle throughout the game, especially since they are on the road against a Rams team that has been hot in the second half of the season
  • As for their ground-game, it all depends on Andre Ellington’s health condition; though Kerwynn Williams did a good job filling in for the Cardinals leading RB.

Defensive Expectations:

  • Cardinals’ strong defense will put loads of pressure on QB Shaun Hill
  • Expect a very defensive game for both teams
  • Biggest Challenge: Stay focused on improving their pass coverage as they are ranked 27th in the NFL for pass yards allowed

Saint-Louis Rams (6-7)

Week 14 Top Performers:

  • Shaun Hill: 213 yards and two touchdowns
  • Tre Mason: 66 yards
  • Jared Cook: 61 yards and two touchdowns

Factors to consider: 

  • The Rams are got a second consecutive shutout victory last week, this time against the Washington Redskins
  • Jeff Fishers teams has been red hot in the second half of the season
  • On Thursday Night, they come back home to face the Cardinals with a short rest period as well
  • Mathematically, they still have a chance for playoffs

Offensive Expectations:       

  • Shaun Hill and the Rams offense face a Cardinals defense that is ranked 6th in rush defense and 27th in pass defense
  • Hill should take advantage of the pass coverage
  • Don’t expect much from running back Tre Mason

Defensive Expectations:

  • Rams defense has literally shutdown two teams back-to-back (24-0 Redskins/ 0-52 Raiders)
  • Expect them to cause trouble and put lots of pressure on Drew Stanton  

Arizona Cardinals (10-3)at St-Louis Rams (6-7)
When: Thursday, December 11th, 2014,
Time: 8:25pm (Eastern Time) 
Where:  Edward Jones Dome, St-Louis, Missouri, USA
Opening NFL oddsSt-Louis Rams -2 ½  
NFL Betting Odds from: Bovada

Matchup Trends
Arizona is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Arizona is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Arizona is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Arizona is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
St. Louis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
 
Week 16 Matchups
Arizona home to Seattle, Sunday, December 21st
St. Louis home to New York, Sunday, December 21st
 
Sports Prediction
The Saint-Louis Rams have opened the lines as favorite with a -2 ½ point spread. Considering the circumstances, the Rams should be able to win this divisional game at home. This is going to be a very defensive low scoring game; however the Rams offense will definitely take advantage of the Cardinals poor pass defense. That said, we highly recommend taking Saint-Louis Rams -4 provided by Bovada.
 
Sports Betting Pick:  Saint-Louis Rams -4

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