Sunday, October 2, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Los Angeles Rams take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Rams are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
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Case Keenum finished with 190 yards through the air for Los Angeles last week. He completed 14 passes out of 26 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Todd Gurley, who finished with 85 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Tavon Austin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Los Angeles got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 320 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 137 yards on 33 attempts.
Carson Palmer finished with 261 yards passing for Arizona last week. He went 26 for 50, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led on the ground by David Johnson, who finished with 83 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. John Brown led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Arizona had 25 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 348 yards for the contest. The Cardinals ran for 114 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Los Angeles scores 15 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 29th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 16 passes on 30 attempts for a 53% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 174 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 31st in the league. The Rams run for an average of 89 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the league. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 4.5 yards per play for an average of 263 yards per game, ranking their offense 32nd overall this season. The Rams average 15 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They accumulate 83 penalty yards per game via 9 penalties, which ranks 5th in the league.
Los Angeles allows 266 passing yards per game, ranking 17th, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 27 completions on 43 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Rams allow 100 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 16th in the NFL. Los Angeles allows 366 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 68 yards per game, ranking them 17th among NFL teams.
Arizona averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 40 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. They throw for 274 yards through the air per game, ranking them 11th. The Cardinals run for an average of 95 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 20th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 369 yards per game, ranking them 15th in the league on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 12th. They average 46 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 21st in the NFL.
Arizona allows an average of 189 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 6th in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 12th. They give up 22 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Cardinals allow 133 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 28th in the NFL. Arizona allows 322 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 9th in the league. They force 7.3 penalties for 61 yards in each contest, ranking 16th.
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 CB E.J. Gaines Quad "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/25/16 WR Nelson Spruce Knee "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/25/16 WR Pharoh Cooper Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/09/16 DT Louis Trinca-Pasat Knee out for season
09/25/16 P Drew Butler Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/25/16 G Evan Mathis Foot "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/25/16 DT Frostee Rucker Knee "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/25/16 DT Robert Nkemdiche Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/02/16 LB Kareem Martin Knee out indefinitely
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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