Cardinals are home underdogs in Week 3 vs. Rams

The Arizona Cardinals (1-1) return home in Week 3 for their first divisional game of the season on Sunday when they take on the Los Angeles Rams, who are also 1-1.

The Cardinals lost their season opener 44-21 to the Kansas City Chiefs and trailed 20-0 at halftime against the Las Vegas Raiders. But they rallied to tie the game on the last play of regulation with a Kyler Murray rushing touchdown and two-point conversion pass to A.J. Green, and they beat the Raiders 29-23 in overtime on Byron Murphy’s 59-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

The Rams, after being blown out 31-10 by the Buffalo Bills in their season opener, held on to beat the Atlanta Falcons 31-27 this past Sunday.

According to NFL betting odds and lines from Tipico Sportsbook, they are underdogs for the third straight week.

Rams at Cardinals Week 3 NFL odds and lines

Money line

  • Rams -180 (Bet $180 to $100)

  • Cardinals +155 (Bet $100 to win $155)

At -180 odds, the Rams are given 64.29% implied odds of winning. It would take a $180 bet to win $100 if you bet the Rams to win outright.

The Cardinals are given 39.22% implied odds of winning with a line of +155. Betting $100 on the Cardinals would net $155 if they win outright.

Both the Cardinals and the Rams are 1-1 outright.


  • Rams -3.5 (-108)

  • Cardinals +3.5 (-112)

The Cardinals are 1-1 ATS on the season and the Rams are 0-2 ATS.

A $108 wager on the Rams to beat the spread pays out $100 if the Rams beat the Cardinals by 4 or more points.

A $112 ATS wager on the Cardinals pays $100 if they win the game outright, have a tie or lose by no more than three points.


  • Over 48.5 (-105)

  • Under 48.5 (-115)

The Cardinals are 1-0-1 O/U this season and the Rams are 1-1 O/U.

Betting $105 dollars on the Over wins $100 if the two teams combine for 49 points or more.

Betting $115 on the Under wins $100 if they combine for 48 or fewer points.

Rams vs. Cardinals head-to-head

The Cardinals have struggled against the Rams in recent history. Their Week 4 win on the road last season is the only win they have over the Rams since Sean McVay became head coach in L.A. in 2017.

The Rams are 10-1 against the Cardinals in their last 11 matchups, including a 34-11 beatdown in the playoffs last season.

The Cardinals have not beaten the Rams at home since 2014.


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