Cardinals are road underdogs vs. depleted Rams in Week 17

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Jess Root
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The Arizona Cardinals need to win in Week 17 to make the postseason. They have a great opportunity to pull it off against what will be a shorthanded L.A. Rams squad. Quarterback Jared Goff is out after thumb surgery. Running back Darrell Henderson has a high ankle sprain that will land him on injured reserve. Running back Cam Akers’ status is uncertain as he has an ankle injury. Top receiver Cooper Kupp has been placed on the COVID list and can be activated in a best-case scenario on Sunday, meaning he won’t be able to practice all week.

However, they are still underdogs in the regular-season finale, although it isn’t by much.

The game in Inglewood, CA is basically a pick’em.

According to BetMGM, the Rams are one-point favorites.

On the money line, or betting a straight-up winner, the Cardinals are listed at -105 and the Rams are -110. That gives the Cardinals 51.22% implied odds of winning the game, while the Rams have 52.38% implied odds.

As one-point favorites, the Rams must win by two or more points to beat the spread. The Cardinals will cover by tying or winning the game.

As the underdog this season, the Cardinals are 3-2 overall and 3-2 against the spread.

The Rams, when favored, are 7-3 on the season overall and 5-5 against the spread.

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