Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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The Arizona Cardinals head to Twickenham Stadium to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5. The Cardinals are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Rams are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-1-0.
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Valuable Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
10/15/17 DT Olsen Pierre Ankle "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
10/15/17 CB Patrick Peterson Quad injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
10/15/17 DT Robert Nkemdiche Calf "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
10/15/17 DT Xavier Williams Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
10/12/17 LS Aaron Brewer Arm IR
10/02/17 LB Markus Golden ACL out indefinitely
09/29/17 G Mike Iupati Elbow IR
09/17/17 RB David Johnson Wrist IR
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
10/15/17 CB Lamarcus Joyner Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
10/15/17 CB Troy Hill Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
09/05/17 RB Lance Dunbar Knee PUP
09/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR
09/04/17 TE Temarrick Hemingway Leg IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 119. They have run 405 plays this year for 2,136 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.3 yards per play, which is 16th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 127 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona has run for 419 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in the league. They've run 135 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 42 times for 348 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the NFL in penalties. Carson Palmer has passed for 1,856 yards this year. He's completed 154 throws while attempting 249 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 86.7. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Arizona is 29th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 158. They have given up a total of 2,044 yards on D, which is 24th in the league. The Cardinals are 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 217 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 27th and 29th in the league. The Arizona pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,502 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 163 attempts for 542 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. The Cardinals have had 54 penalties for 468 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.5% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona is 28th in the NFL in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 10 punt return yards and are averaging 2.5 yards per return, which is 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 6 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 121 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 23 yards this season. They are 12th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,233. The Arizona Cardinals have tried 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 20th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 62.5%. Arizona Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 687 yards on 15 punts, averaging 45.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams have run for 696 yards as a team, which ranks 9th in the NFL. They've run 172 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 40 times for 333 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the league in penalties. They are 1st in the NFL in points scored with 179. They have run 368 plays this season for 2,159 yards, which ranks them 4th in the league in total offense. The Rams average 5.9 yards per play, which is 7th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 13.4 yards per completion. He has completed 111 passes on 185 attempts for a completion percentage of 60%. His quarterback rating is 93.2. He has thrown for 1,484 yards this season.
The Rams rush defense has allowed 174 attempts for 837 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 34 penalties for 225 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34.7% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the league. They are 23rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 138. They have surrendered a total of 2,101 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 194 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 13th and 18th in the National Football League. The Rams pass defense has also given up a total of 1,264 yards through the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 7, which is 7th in the National Football League. Los Angeles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 513 yards on 11 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That places them 11th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is ranked 9th in the league in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 39 punt return yards and average 4.9 yards per return, which is 26th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 12 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 190 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Rams average 23.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this year. They are 4th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,384.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rams -2.5
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