Spread:Los Angeles Rams -7 (-110), Arizona Cardinals +7 (-110)
Moneyline: Los Angeles Rams -319, Arizona Cardinals +244
Total:Los Angeles Rams U 48.5 (-110), Arizona Cardinals O 48.5 (-110)
Rams: prowess could be needed
In their last outing, the Rams suffered a 23-14 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite the loss, Matthew Stafford displayed his prowess as a quarterback by amassing 222 yards on 21-of-37 passing, completing 56.8% of his attempts. Stafford also notched two touchdowns and admirably avoided throwing any interceptions. The running game was spearheaded by Kyren Williams, who carried the ball 13 times for 53 yards, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. Additionally, Williams contributed with two receptions for four yards. Cooper Kupp was a standout player for the Rams, securing eight receptions for 118 yards, at an impressive 14.8 yards per catch against the Eagles.
Cardinals: strength against the spread
On the other side, the Arizona Cardinals experienced a 34-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in their most recent contest. Joshua Dobbs had a solid performance, recording 166 passing yards while completing 15-of-32 attempts. Dobbs threw two touchdowns but also faced two interceptions. Rondale Moore showcased his versatility with a three-carry, 50-yard game, averaging an impressive 16.7 yards per attempt. Moore also contributed with three receptions for 26 yards. Marquise Brown was instrumental for the Cardinals, hauling in four passes on 10 targets for a total of 61 yards, with an average of 15.3 yards per reception, and scoring one touchdown.
The Rams have a 3-1-1 record against the spread this season, indicating their ability to meet or exceed expectations set by oddsmakers.
In terms of the over/under, Rams games have surpassed the total score set by oddsmakers in two out of five opportunities, making for a 40% success rate in this category.
Matthew Stafford has thrown for five touchdowns but also has five interceptions, highlighting the need for consistent decision-making to minimize turnovers. Kyren Williams, versatility in both the rushing and passing aspects of the game and Puka Nacua with his ability to consistently gain yardage and create scoring opportunities, is a major asset to the Rams’ offense.
On the defensive side, Aaron Donald and Ernest Jones anchor the team, while Ahkello Witherspoon’s ability to generate turnovers provides a valuable asset to their defense.
The Cardinals have shown strength against the spread with three wins in five games this season.As underdogs of 7 points or more, the Cardinals have achieved two against-the-spread wins in three games this year, showcasing their capability to outperform expectations when facing a point spread deficit.
In the over/under category, Cardinals games have surpassed the total set by oddsmakers in four out of five opportunities, resulting in an impressive 80% success rate.
In summary, while both teams have strengths, the Cardinals seem to have a slight edge in covering the point spread and in terms of over/under performance.