Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-6)
SoFi Stadium is the location where the Los Angeles Rams (3-0) will compete against the Arizona Cardinals (3-0) on Sunday. Arizona opens this matchup as 6-point dogs. The over/under is 52.5.
The Arizona Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 for this year. In their last contest, the Cardinals stepped onto the field against the Jaguars and walked away with a win by a score of 31-19. Kyler Murray went 28/34 with 316 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 93.1 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. A.J. Green held an average of 22.4 yds per catch by totaling 112 yds on 5 catches. James Conner was the rushing leader for the Cardinals with 11 carries for 43 yds (3.9 yds per carry). On the day, they ran 64 plays which converted into 407 yds. The Arizona Cardinals ended up running the ball 30 different times and recorded 91 yards, earning them an average of 3.0 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Cardinals gave up 159 yards on 29 attempts, which averages out to 5.5 yards per run allowed. Arizona surrendered 22 completions on 34 tries for 202 yds, and a completion percentage of 64.7%.
The Cardinals have tallied 1,297 yards in total this season. Arizona has accumulated 43 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 20 infractions for 157 yards. In terms of notching touchdowns, Arizona has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 4 different times (4 interceptions). As a team they hold an average of 110.0 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 10th in the league. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Arizona Cardinals hold an average of 34.3 points per outing.
The Cardinals are ranked 11th in the NFL in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 21.7 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.4 yards per running attempt and 140.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 422 rushing yards through 3 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Cardinals have conceded 606 yards which puts them in 8th in football. They have given up 202.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.7%. During this campaign, they are giving up 342.7 yards per contest ranking them 11th in the National Football League. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Rams come into this game with a record of 3-0 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Rams got the victory with a final of 34-24 against the Buccaneers. Matthew Stafford (4 touchdowns) finished the game with 343 yards on 27/38 through the air while his QB rating was 134. He didn't toss any picks and his longest completion was 75 yds. Sony Michel carried the football 20 times for 67 yards, ending the contest with 3.4 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. DeSean Jackson was featured in the passing game for the Rams, snagging 3 passes for 120 yards (40.0 yds per catch). Los Angeles ran the ball for 3.2 yards per attempt, finishing with 76 yds on 24 carries. The Rams ended up finishing with 407 yds while they ran 63 plays (6.5 yards per play). The Rams pass defense gave up a completion rate of 74.5%, relinquishing 411 yds on 41 for 55 passing. Los Angeles surrendered 13 attempts on the ground for 35 yds (2.7 yds per carry).
The Los Angeles Rams maintain an average of 388.0 yards/outing ranking them 13th in the league. They average 83.7 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 251 yards for the year. The Los Angeles offense has compiled 55 yards of penalties on 7 infractions, which is 32nd in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 1 interception while conceding 1 fumble and they have been able to tally 44 first downs. During this campaign to this point, the Rams currently have a total of 913 yards via the pass together with an average of 304.3 passing yards per outing, ranking them 6th in football. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Rams are ranked 3rd in the league holding an average of 31.7 points per contest.
Los Angeles has conceded a total of 278 rushing yards (92.7 yards per game) in addition to 4 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have allowed 2 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 281.3 yards/contest, which has them ranked 25th in the league. Their defense has totaled 4 turnovers (1 fumble recovery and 3 picks) on the season. Overall, they have allowed 62 total points. The Rams defense taken the field for 205 plays, which is 26th in football. The Rams are surrendering 20.7 points per contest, which puts them in 9th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +6
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