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How To Bet LA Rams vs Arizona Cardinals At BetMGM New York

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How To Bet LA Rams vs Arizona Cardinals At BetMGM New York

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The Los Angeles Rams host the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card Weekend finale, and for the first time we'll get NFL betting action in the postseason on a Monday night.

As luck would have it, BetMGM New York is debuting its online sportsbook in the Empire State, and has announced several great bonuses in conjunction with the prime-time showdown. New users who sign up today can get a risk-free bet worth up to $1,000 to use on the Rams vs Cardinals matchup.

Several other New York betting apps are also available to New York bettors, including Caesars Sportsbook New York, FanDuel NY, BetRivers New York and DraftKings NY. More could be on the way soon, too.

Bookies.com NFL handicapper Adam Thompson has hit on an astounding 62% of his NFL best bets this season. To celebrate the launch of BetMGM NY and to mark this big day in New York sports betting history, he is revealing his favorite Cardinals vs. Rams best bets for Monday's matchup.

Cardinals vs. Rams Best Bets To Back

WagerOdds at BetMGM
Rams -4 over Cardinals -115
Cardinals-Rams, over 49.5 Points -110
Rams ML over Cardinals -190
Matthew Stafford, Over 1.5 TDs -225
A.J. Green, Over 43.5 Receiving Yards -115

Odds via BetMGM and accurate as of publication.

Rams -4 over Cardinals

The Rams have corralled Kyler Murray, beating his Cards in four of five career matchups, and are 8-1-1 against the spread in the last 10 matchups. The Cardinals’ strengths – slowing opposing tight ends and keeping running backs out of the end zone – don’t help against a Rams offense that wants to get the ball to WRs as often as possible.

No team has allowed more TDs to wideouts than Arizona. The Cards have dropped six of 10 since winning their first seven, bringing Arizona sports betting fans back down to Earth. Back the veteran Rams to roll at home.

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Cardinals-Rams, Over 49.5 Points

The Over/Under for Monday Night Football sits at an NFL line of 49.5, the highest total of the week. It’s below the totals in the two games they’ve already played, which hit 53 and 57. Defense often does shine in the Wild Card Round.

But offense shines when these teams meet. Murray vs. the Rams in the last four instances has averaged 57.8 total points.

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Rams -190 ML over Cardinals

The teams have been heading in opposite directions the last two months. Arizona opened the year 7-0 but has since lost six of 10. The Rams had won five straight before falling in OT to the surging 49ers.

More important, the matchups on the field favor the Rams in almost every instance. Murray has rallied his team in close games before. But L.A., on paper anyway, should at the very least advance. Back them on your sports betting app.

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Matthew Stafford, Over 1.5 TDs

Odds: -225 at BetMGM

No team has allowed more touchdowns to receivers than the Cardinals. Stafford has tossed two-plus TDs in all but four games, including both vs. Arizona this season. He also threw for over 280 yards in each instance despite top WR Cooper Kupp having his worst game of the year in one of them.

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A.J. Green, Over 43.5 Receiving Yards

Odds: -115 at BetMGM

Fellow Cardinals WR Christian Kirk will likely get the attention of Rams CB Jalen Ramsey – and that’s not a good matchup for the young Kirk. That means more looks for the veteran Green, who has been wildly inconsistent but twice has been solid vs. the Rams, including a 102-yard outburst on Dec. 13.

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Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.