Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Cardinals (5-9-1) at Los Angeles Rams (8-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -4.5 -- Over/Under: 45
The Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams meet in NFL action from LA Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.
Arizona enters this one at 5-9-1 overall. Following a six-game losing streak versus the Saints, 49ers, Buccaneers, 49ers again, Rams and Steelers, the Cardinals have won their last two versus the Browns and Seahawks.
In the win over the Seahawks, Cardinals QB Kyler Murray posted 118 yards and a TD, and Kenyan Drake had two TDs and 166 rushing yards. Larry Fitzgerald added 48 yards and a TD on four catches there also.
Over on the Rams’ side, they’re 8-7 overall. LA is 2-2 in their last four games, beating the Cardinals and Seahawks before falling to the Cowboys and 49ers in their last pair of outings.
In the loss to the Niners, Rams QB Jared Goff put up 323 yards with two TDs and one INT. Todd Gurley rushed for 48 yards and two TDs, and Robert Woods had 117 yards off three catches there.
The Cardinals are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 4-1 ATS in the last five in Week 17. Arizona is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five versus the NFC and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 overall.
Meanwhile, the Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last seven versus the NFC West and 5-1 ATS in their last six in December. LA is 5-1 ATS in their last six versus the NFC and 4-1 ATS in their last five on grass.
Arizona’s season has been pretty disappointing obviously, but over their last three games they’ve shown some moxie. The Cards hung around with the Steelers, then took out a decent Browns team before surprising the Seahawks. Arizona is on a nice roll right now.
As for the Rams, they’re out of playoff contention right now thanks to their sketchy play over the last couple of months. Any line over a touchdown looks good for the Cardinals right now, but now that it has dwindled to 4.5 or so I'm back on the Rams.