NFL Matchups  >>  Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams Preview 09/08/2013

 
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Edward Jones Dome has a Week 1 contest on tap for Sunday as the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams play their season openers.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rams listed as 4-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game's total is sitting at 40.
Arizona won its last outing, a 32-24 result against the Broncos on August 29. The Cardinals covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 56 combined points took the game OVER the total.
St. Louis won its last outing, a 24-21 result against the Ravens on August 29. The Rams failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game OVER the total.

TEAM RECORDS:
Arizona: 5-11 SU, 7-8-1 ATS
St. Louis: 7-8-1 SU, 11-5 ATS
ARIZONA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 4-6

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-3-1
When playing on within the division are 4-5-1


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 10 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games

NEXT UP:
Arizona home to Detroit, Sunday, September 15
St. Louis at Atlanta, Sunday, September 15