Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Pick, Odds, Week 13 Prediction 12/1/2019
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona +3.5
State Farm Stadium is the venue where Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals will play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 46.5. The Rams are 6-5-0 ATS and 4-7-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 7-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-7-1 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Los Angeles Rams played the Baltimore Ravens and were defeated 45-6. Todd Gurley II paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 22 yards on 6 carries which gave him an average of 3.7 yards per run. Robert Woods was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 97 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 16.2 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rams was Jared Goff who went 26/37 with 212 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 2 picks in the game. The Los Angeles Rams rushed the ball a total of 9 times and generated 22 yards earning them an average of 2.4 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 48 plays which gave them a total of 221 yards. Overall, the Rams had a total of 14 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 56 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Los Angeles gave up 16 catches on 23 throws for a total of 195 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. Against the run, the Rams gave up 285 yards on 48 carries which is an average of 5.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 480 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Chargers and Broncos.
Rams End Up at 6-5 After Loss
The Rams head into this matchup 6-5 this year. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring among NFC West teams and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yards, they rank 9th in the NFC and 16th among all NFL teams with 3,886 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Rams currently have a total of 11 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 23 points per game, which has them at 14th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they are averaging 91 rushing yards per game which is 13th in the NFC.
The Rams have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 22.1 points per game ranking them 7th in the NFC. When it comes to yards rushing, Los Angeles is allowing 106.9 yards per game putting them 2nd among NFC West teams and 16th among NFL teams. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush which has them at 3rd in the NFC and 4th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 998 yards rushing through 11 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rams have conceded 2,550 yards. Opponents are completing 62.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.9 yards per attempt. They have conceded 18 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing TDs.
The last time they took the field, the Arizona Cardinals went up against the San Francisco 49ers and were beaten 36-26. Running the show from under center for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 24/33 with 150 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Kyler Murray led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 22 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 67 yards on 8 carries which had him averaging 8.4 yards per run. Christian Kirk was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 41 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 6.8 yards per reception for that contest. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball 25 times and generated 135 yards which had them averaging 5.4 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 62 plays which added up to 266 yards. On the day, the Cardinals had a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 104 yards. When discussing the defense, Arizona allowed 34 catches on 45 tries totaling 408 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. For this contest, they gave up 442 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Cardinals allowed 34 yards on 19 runs which gave them an average of 1.8 yards per attempt allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Browns vs Steelers contest.
Cardinals Slide to 3-7-1 After Loss
The Cardinals come into this game with a record of 3-7-1. Arizona hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 118 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 15th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 1,295 rushing yards through 11 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Cardinals average 344 yards per game overall ranking them 20th in the league and 11th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Cardinals are currently ranked 4th in the division and 15th out of all the teams in the league averaging 22.5 points per game.
The Cardinals are giving up 28.8 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the division and 30th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 298 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals sit in 16th among NFC teams. They have conceded 29 passing touchdowns this year. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 317 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 118 yards per contest which puts them at 23rd in the NFL and 4th in the division. For 2019, they have given up 1,294 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +3.5
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