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Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Pick and Preview

Trey McBride

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Pick and Preview

NFC West Divisional Matchup

Point Spread: Rams -1.5 | Total Points: 44.5

Coming into this week’s NFC matchup vs the Cardinals, the Rams have a below .500 record at 4-6. The Rams recently secured a victory, defeating the Seahawks with a final score of 17-16. Despite winning the game, the Rams fell short of covering the spread against the Seahawks, where they were favored by 2. In the matchup with Seattle, the pre-game over/under line was 46. The under hit, as they combined for 33 points.

Coming into this week’s NFC matchup vs the Rams, the Cardinals have a below .500 record at 2-9. The last time they played, the Cardinals were handed a 21-16 loss by the Texans. Even though they lost to Houston, the Cardinals still covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs going into the game. In the Cardinals’ latest game, the under bettors were correct as the teams totaled 37 points, below the line of 48 points.

Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals History

Last year, the Cardinals and Rams split their head-to-head matchups, with each team going 1-1. Together the Rams and Cardinals averaged 38 points per game and had an over/under record of 1-1. Against the spread, they each went 1-1. Offensively, the Cardinals averaged 331.5 yards per game in the head-to-head matchups compared to the Rams at 297.5 yards.

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Rams are averaging 21 points per game, compared to the Cardinals at 16. These figures have led to Los Angeles posting a record of 2-1.

Notable Injuries

Los Angeles Rams

  • Stetson Bennett – Non Injury Related (Out)
  • Jason Taylor II – Groin (Questionable)
  • Larrell Murchison – Knee (Questionable)
  • Quentin Lake – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Coleman Shelton – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kevin Dotson – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Ben Skowronek – Hip (Questionable)
  • Puka Nacua – Shoulder (Probable)
  • Cooper Kupp – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Cobie Durant – Shoulder (Probable)
  • Kyren Williams – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Ronnie Rivers – Knee (Out)

Arizona Cardinals

  • Zach Ertz – Quad (Out)
  • Antonio Hamilton Sr. – Groin (Questionable)
  • Pat Elflein – Hip (Out)
  • Marlon Mack – Achilles (Out)
  • Carlos Watkins – Bicep (Out)
  • Zach Pascal – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Elijah Wilkinson – Neck (Out)
  • Kyzir White – Biceps (Out)
  • Rashad Fenton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jonathan Ledbetter – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • L.J. Collier – Bicep (Out)
  • Leki Fotu – Hand (Out)
  • Bobby Price – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Joey Blount – Knee (Questionable)
  • Hayden Howerton – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Michael Wilson – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Jon Gaines II – Knee (Out)
  • Emari Demercado – Toe (Questionable)
  • Matt Hembrough – Back (Out)
  • Marquise Brown – Heel (Questionable)
  • Kevin Strong – Knee (Questionable)

Keys To Victory: Los Angeles Rams

This season, the Los Angeles offense has an average of 19.5 points, placing them 20th in the league. If the team’s offense is going to continue producing at their current rate of 226.4 passing yards per game, they would benefit from being more efficient with their dropbacks. So far, their completion percentage of 57.9% is below the league average. Los Angeles comes in with an average of 4 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 26.1 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 20th in the league.

Keys To Victory: Arizona Cardinals

This season, the Arizona offense has an average of 17.5 points, placing them 23rd in the league. So far this season, Kyler Murray has thrown one touchdown, which is 17th among quarterbacks and has 463 passing yards, which is 41st at the position. Points have been hard to come by for the Arizona offense despite the team averaging 4.7 yards per carry, good for 3rd in the league. On average, the Cardinals are averaging 126.2 yards per game on the ground.

Betting Trends

  • In their last five road games, Los Angeles has averaged 19 points per game while allowing 23. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Arizona has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 14 per game. The team went 1-9 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Arizona posted a straight-up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • Against the spread, the Rams have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.


  • Arizona Cardinals 22 – Los Angeles Rams 21
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