NFL Odds Week 4: Undefeated Cardinals, Falcons Strong Betting Favorites

by NESN Staff

September 30, 2015

Six teams remain undefeated heading into Week 4 of the NFL season including the Arizona Cardinals, who look to extend their lead atop the NFC West standings when they face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday as 7-point home chalk at sportsbooks monitored by

The Cardinals have averaged 42 points per game in their first three matchups, straight up and against the spread victories over the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. Arizona also enters Sunday afternoon’s Rams vs. Cardinals betting matchup at University of Phoenix Stadium on a 9-1 SU run at home since Week 1 of last season, 8-2 ATS.

The Rams have been a mixed bag over the first three weeks, tallying 352 total yards of offense in a 34-31 upset of the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, but averaging just eight points per game in SU and ATS losses to the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers.

St. Louis is a disappointing 1-4 SU, 2-3 ATS, in its last five on the road, and failed to cover in its last three meetings with the Cardinals.

Tied atop the NFC South standings, the undefeated Atlanta Falcons return home following last weekend’s stunning come-from-behind win over the Dallas Cowboys to face the Houston Texans as 6-point favorites.

Powered by another outstanding performance by receiver Julio Jones, who caught a pair of touchdown passes and amassed over 130 passing yards for a third straight game, the Falcons have now run their SU and ATS win streaks to three games, but are a dismal 2-5 SU at home, 3-4 ATS.

The Texans have struggled on the road against NFC South opponents, going 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six, but are a respectable 4-3-1 ATS in their last eight overall road contests.

The Carolina Panthers join the Falcons atop the division standings, entering their clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday as 3-point road chalk. The Panthers suffered their first ATS loss of the season, failing to cover 10 points in a 27-22 win over the Saints, but are a solid 8-1 SU in their past nine, and have dominated the Buccaneers in four straight wins, holding Tampa Bay to just 12.5 points per game.

In other NFL Week 4 betting action, the undefeated Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers favored by 8 points, while the Cincinnati Bengals entertain the Kansas City Chiefs as 3-point chalk and the Denver Broncos are favored by 6 1/2 over the Minnesota Vikings.

Thumbnail photo via Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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