Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams: Betting odds, preview and prediction

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The Arizona Cardinals are favored to beat the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. Fans in the Dome might have something to say about that.

The Arizona Cardinals have not lost in St. Louis in seven seasons. SEVEN SEASONS. The odds favor the Cardinals for eight years of winning in St. Louis. Arizona is favored by a slim 1.5 points in Thursday night's game.

St. Louis is 2-0 at home, which includes beating the spread in both cases. Overall this season, the Rams are 3-1 against the spread. A Week 3 loss to the Bears was the only game in which the Rams did not cover the spread this season so far. The Cardinals boast the exact same record against the spread this season, having failed to cover it against the Dolphins last week.

The over-under on the game is 39.5 points. Analysts are not picking a high scoring affair, not should they based on the strength of these two defenses. At some point, however, the Rams are going to have to score more than an average of 19.8 points per game, especially when you consider how many of those point the special teams unit is responsible for this season.

This game isn't seeing much in the way of betting action, which is a sign of just how far both these teams have come in the last year.

Rams fans will be out in full force at the Dome, adding an extra wrinkle to the whole affair, one that promises to benefit the home team.

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