In the final week of the NFL regular season, the Arizona Cardinals (+7) will be facing off against their NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams (-7) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This late afternoon matchup gets underway at 4:25 p.m. ET and FOX is scheduled to broadcast the action.
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Betting Odds 12/29/2019
Los Angeles is giving up 7 points in this NFC game. The Cardinals are currently getting +230 moneyline odds while the Rams are -280. This NFC tilt should have several live betting opportunities. The over/under has been set at 49 points.
The Cardinals are 5-9-1 straight up (SU), including 1-4 SU against NFC West opponents. The Rams are 8-7 SU overall and 2-3 SU against divisional foes. The Cardinals are 9-5-1 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 0.9 units so far in 2019. The team has posted an O/U record of 8-7.
The Rams are down 3.4 units this season. The team is 10-5 ATS and has an O/U record of 6-9.
Arizona enters this matchup on a zero-game winless skid while Los Angeles has won each of its last zero. The Cardinals are on the upswing after a 27-13 victory over Seattle last week where the Cardinals completed 15-of-27 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown. Kyler Murray went 11-for-18 for 118 yards and one touchdown while Brett Hundley completed four-of-nine for 49 yards. Kenyan Drake (166 yards on 24 rush attempts, two TDs) led the ground attack. Larry Fitzgerald (four receptions, 48 yards, one TD) and Drake (three catches, 18 yards) shared the receiving duties in the win.
Back in Week 16, San Francisco got the victory against this Los Angeles crew by a score of 34-31. The Rams defensive unit allowed the 49ers to run for 119 yards on 23 rush attempts, including two rush TDs. George Kittle had a productive showing in the win, recording 79 yards on five catches for San Francisco. For Los Angeles, Jared Goff completed 27-of-46 passes for 323 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Todd Gurley II (48 rushing yards on 15 attempts, two TDs) led the running game as Tyler Higbee (nine receptions, 104 yards) and Robert Woods (eight catches, 117 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the loss.
Arizona has run the ball on 42.6 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Los Angeles has a rush percentage of 38.5 percent. The Cardinals have produced 128 rush yards per game (including 146 per game versus West opponents) and have 17 scores on the ground this year. The Rams are putting up 92 rush yards per contest (111 in conference) and have 19 total rushing TDs.
It appears that the Rams should own an advantage when it comes to quarterback protection. Their offensive line has given up just 21 sacks while their D-line has logged 49 sacks. The Cardinals O-line has allowed 49 sacks and their defense has generated only 39 sacks.
The Cards have logged 231 yards per game through the air overall (192 per game versus conference opposition) and have 18 passing scores so far. The Rams have produced 290 pass yards per outing (303.2 against NFC foes) and have 19 total pass TDs.
Defensively, Arizona has allowed 121 rush yards and 298 pass yards per game. Los Angeles has allowed 115.9 rushing yards per game and 240.2 to opponents in the air. The Rams are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 5.68 to opponents, while the Cardinals have allowed a 7.70 ANY/A.
Murray is up to 3,178 passing yards this season, and has connected on 304-of-475 attempts with 17 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions. Murray has a 5.38 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 7.52 over the last two games.
Jared Goff has tallied 4,035 yards, 17 TDs and 15 INTs for Los Angeles. His ANY/A stands at 6.48 for the season and 5.81 across his last two outings.
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Betting Prediction
SU Winner – Rams, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – Under
Team Betting Trends
Los Angeles has lost seven fumbles this season while Arizona has lost three.
The Los Angeles defensive unit has produced 49 sacks on the year while Arizona has just 39.
Arizona has averaged 5.7 yards per rush attempt across its last three outings and 6.4 over its last two.
Los Angeles has averaged 3.5 yards per carry over its last three matchups and 2.5 over its past two.
Over its last three games, Los Angeles is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Arizona’s last game was set at 48.5. The under cashed in the team’s 27-13 victory over Seattle.
In its last three matches, Arizona is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Los Angeles’ last game was set at 46. The over cashed in the 34-31 defeat to San Francisco.