Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 12/13/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-3)
The Arizona Cardinals (10-2) host the Los Angeles Rams (8-4) at State Farm Stadium on Wednesday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 52.
The Los Angeles Rams step onto the field holding a record of 8-4 for this season. In their last game, the Rams faced the Jaguars and took home the win by a score of 37-7. Matthew Stafford went 26/38 with 295 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 117.8 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Sony Michel led the offense in rushing for the Rams with 24 carries for 121 yds (5.0 yds per carry). Cooper Kupp had an average of 16.1 yds per reception by notching 129 yds on 8 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ran the football 27 different times and accounted for 128 yards, which had them averaging 4.7 yds per carry. In the game, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 418 yards. Los Angeles gave up 16 completions on 28 tries for a total of 136 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. Against the run, the Rams gave up 61 yds on 25 attempts, which is 2.4 yards per rush surrendered.
The Rams have earned 4,643 total yards for this campaign. Los Angeles has tallied 173 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 59 infractions for 508 yds. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Los Angeles has amassed 30 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 14 different times (10 picks and 4 fumbles). As a team they are averaging 97.9 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 23rd in the league. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Los Angeles Rams have an average of 28.0 points per outing.
The Rams are ranked 17th in the league when it comes to team defense, giving up 22.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 100.4 rushing yards per game this year. For the season, they have conceded 1,205 yards on the ground through 12 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Rams have conceded 2,860 yards which has them sitting in 14th in the NFL. They have given up 238.3 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.0%. In total, they have relinquished 338.8 yards/contest which ranks them 12th in the NFL. They have allowed 14 touchdowns by air and 13 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Cardinals head into this matchup 10-2 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cardinals took home the win by a final score of 33-22 when they faced the Bears. Kyler Murray (2 TDs) ended the game with 123 yards on 11/15 through the air while his QB rating was 136.9. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 8.2 yds. DeAndre Hopkins was a featured target for the Cardinals, snagging 2 throws for 32 yards (16.0 yards per catch). James Conner carried the rock 20 times for 75 yards, finishing the contest with 3.8 yds per attempt for Arizona. The Cardinals finished the game with 257 yds on 51 plays (5.0 yds per play). Arizona ran for 3.9 yards per carry, finishing the game with 137 yds on 35 carries. Arizona allowed 27 run attempts for 112 yds (4.1 yds per carry). The Cardinals passing defense conceded a completion rate of 63.4%, surrendering 217 yards on 26 for 41 passing.
The Arizona Cardinals hold an average of 368.8 yards per game which has them sitting 10th in football. They hold an average of 124.2 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,490 yards for this year. The Arizona offense has accrued 677 yards of penalties on 76 violations, which is 17th in football in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 8 interceptions while letting opponents recover 3 fumbles and they have been able to earn 147 1st downs. For the year to this point, the Cardinals have thrown for 2,935 passing yards together with holding an average of 244.6 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 11th out of all NFL teams. In terms of how much they score, the Cardinals currently sit 3rd out of all teams in the league holding an average of 28.6 points per outing.
The Cardinals are giving up 18.7 points per game, which has them sitting 4th in football. Arizona has surrendered a total of 1,364 yards via the ground game (113.7 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have surrendered 16 touchdowns via the pass and 205.1 yards/outing, which puts them in 4th out of all teams. The Cardinals defense has participated in 735 plays, which is 10th in the NFL. This season, they have conceded 224 total points. They have 23 takeaways (11 fumbles recovered and 12 picks) on the year.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -3
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