Sunday, January 1, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Arizona Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.5. The Cardinals are 5-10-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-6-0. The Rams have an over/under record of 6-9-0 and they are 4-10-1 against the spread.
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Carson Palmer finished with 284 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 16 passes out of 26 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by David Johnson, who finished with 95 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. J.J. Nelson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 132 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 44 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 57 total plays for 370 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 94 yards on 29 attempts.
Jared Goff finished with 90 yards passing for Los Angeles last week. He went 11 for 24, resulting in a 46% completion percentage. The Rams were led on the ground by Todd Gurley, who finished with 67 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Lance Kendricks led the team in receiving with 36 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Los Angeles had 13 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 57 total plays for 177 yards for the contest. The Rams ran for 99 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Arizona scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 40 attempts for a 60% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 258 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in the league. The Cardinals run for an average of 110 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the league. They also run 68 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 368 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Cardinals average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 55.9 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 18th in the league.
Arizona allows 220 passing yards per game, ranking 5th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 18th. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Cardinals allow 98 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 10th in the NFL. Arizona allows 317 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 3rd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 63.3 yards per game, ranking them 29th among NFL teams.
Los Angeles averages 15 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. They throw for 192 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th. The Rams run for an average of 80 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 60 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 272 yards per game, ranking them 32nd in the league on offense. The Rams get an average of 16 first downs per game, which ranks 32nd. They average 68.7 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 11th in the NFL.
Los Angeles allows an average of 231 passing yards per game, which ranks 9th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 16th. They give up 24 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 67% per game. The Rams allow 105 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 18th in the NFL. Los Angeles allows 337 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 10th in the league. They force 6.9 penalties for 57.9 yards in each contest, ranking 22nd.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 9-6-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 5-10-0 this season
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 6-9-0 against the over/under this season
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 4-10-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/25/16 T D.J. Humphries Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
12/25/16 CB Marcus Cooper Back "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
12/25/16 S Tony Jefferson MCL injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Los Angeles
12/24/16 S Tyrann Mathieu Shoulder IR
12/16/16 LB Deone Bucannon Ankle IR
12/16/16 S Tyvon Branch Groin IR
11/02/16 T Jared Veldheer Tricep IR
10/24/16 WR Jaron Brown Knee IR
10/09/16 G Evan Mathis Ankle IR
10/05/16 RB Chris Johnson Groin IR
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
12/25/16 WR Kenny Britt Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
12/25/16 DB Lamarcus Joyner Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
12/25/16 S Maurice Alexander Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
12/25/16 WR Mike Thomas Hip "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
12/15/16 RB Benny Cunningham Neck IR
12/15/16 DE Robert Quinn Concussion IR
09/09/16 DT Louis Trinca-Pasat Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona -7.5
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