At 4:05 ET, the Rams and Cardinals square off at State Farm Stadium in a week 12 NFL matchup. TV coverage belongs to FOX with the game being played on Sunday, November 26th. The Rams head into the game as the 1 point favorite to pick up the win. I handicapped this game for you, keep reading to get my analysis of this matchup.
LOS ANGELES RAMS VS ARIZONA CARDINALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Cardinals +1
This game will be played at State Farm Stadium at 4:05 ET on Sunday, November 26th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA CARDINALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 22-21 in favor of the Cardinals.
- Our projections have Matthew Stafford finishing with 232.249 passing yards on 19.633/32.069 passing.
- The Cardinals are projected to finish with 332 yards of offense compared to the 326 yards for the Rams.
Do the Rams Have What it Takes on the Road?
Going into this week 12 NFC matchup, the Rams have an overall record of 4-6. In the NFC-West standings, the Rams are in 3rd place and 9th in the NFC. So far, they have gone 3-4 against NFC opponents and 2-3 on the road. With a scoring margin of -2.5, the Rams’ have achieved an ATS record of 4-5-1 so far.
At 19.5 points per contest, the Los Angeles offense is 20th in the league. Heading into week 12, Los Angeles ranks 15th in passing attempts and is averaging 6.5 yards per attempt (12). With 226.4 passing yards per game, they hold the 15th spot in the league.
Los Angeles comes in with an average of 4 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 26.1 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 19th in the league.
When it comes to turnovers, the Los Angeles defense has forced nine takeaways, putting them 10th in the NFL. Overall, they are allowing 22 points per game and yielding 335.1 yards.
Will Arizona Make it Happen at Home?
In the NFC-West standings, the Cardinals are in 4th place with a record of 2-9. Within the NFC, Arizona is 15th, heading into week 12. Arizona come in with average scoring margin of -8.4. Their ATS record stands at 6-5, and they have been the underdog in all of their games.
So far this season, the Arizona offense has been averaging 17.5 points per game, ranking them 23rd in the league. Arizona currently sits 24th in passing attempts and has an average of 5.4 yards per attempt (18). They are also ranked 29th in the league with 171.8 passing yards per game.
In terms of rushing, the Cardinals are averaging 26.4 rushing attempts per game, placing them 9th for rushing yards. They have an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt.
The Arizona defense has 13 takeaways this season, positioning them 7th in the NFL. Overall, they are at 25.8 points per game allowed and giving up an average of 349.5 yards.