Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals - 12/1/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams (6-5) at Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 4:05 pm (State Farm Stadium)
The Line: Arizona Cardinals +3 -- Over/Under: 47.5
The Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals meet Sunday in NFL action at State Farm Stadium.
The Los Angeles Rams look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Rams have split their last four road games. Jared Goff is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,995 yards, 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in 11 of his last 16 games. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods have combined for 1,543 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Brandin Cooks has 29 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 90.7 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley II leads the way with 547 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 22.1 points and 338.7 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 94 tackles, Aaron Donald has eight sacks and John Johnson III has two interceptions.
The Arizona Cardinals look to play spoiler while snapping a four-game losing streak. The Arizona Cardinals have lost three of their last four home games. Kyler Murray is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,703 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Murray enters this game with 393 career pass attempts. Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk have combined for 1,101 receiving yards and six touchdowns while David Johnson has 31 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 117.7 yards per contest, and Murray leads the way with 418 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 28.8 points and 415.2 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Arizona Cardinals with 110 tackles, Chandler Jones has 12.5 sacks and Patrick Peterson has one interception.
The Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cardinals are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC West and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Arizona and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Rams last 6 games overall.
The Los Angeles Rams are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games as a road favorite. The Arizona Cardinals are 8-5 ATS in their last 13 games as a road underdog. The Los Angeles Rams should win this game simply based on the talent gap, and they need to win if they hope to improve their playoff chances. However, I'm not laying chalk on the road with a Rams team that's scored 17 or less points in four of their last six games. This isn't the same offense that made the Super Bowl last season and Goff looks completely lost. The Arizona Cardinals have been competitive for much of the season and have had an extra week to prepare for this game. This is simply a fade from the Rams, so the play isn't all that strong.