Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams News & Picks
Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams
|Arizona Cardinals||-3 -120||40½ -110 O||-175|
|Los Angeles Rams||+3 Ev||40½ -110 U||+155|
**Odds as of 12/30**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
Everything is on the line for the Cardinals and Rams in this Sunday afternoon showdown. Whichever team wins the game is in the playoffs, plain and simple. The Rams are 5-2 at home this season, but they’ll be sent into battle without their offensive field general. L.A.’s Jared Goff is out with a thumb injury, so undrafted QB John Wolford is starting behind center.
Wolford has never played an NFL snap, and the Rams are also down RBs Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson. Star receiver Cooper Kupp (COVID-19) appears to be unavailable as well, so Los Angeles is working with a ramshackle lineup vs Arizona. Journeyman QB Blake Bortles is available to play if Wolford gets his rear end handed to him, which he likely will. L.A. is a mess on offense.
The Rams defeated the Cardinals 38-28 in Week 13, but I don’t think L.A.’s fifth-ranked defense is enough here. Look for Arizona to come out hard and heavy, pounding L.A. into an early deficit that it never recovers from. Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray is gimpy coming into this contest, but should wow us in what is essentially a one-game playoff. Arizona is going to crush Los Angeles on Sunday. Cardinals 37, Rams 17
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Both teams are in a must-win situation.
The Arizona Cardinals are on the Playoff bubble. Kyler Murray needs to be more consistent, especially through the air.
Kenyan Drake has been sensational from the backfield, and DeAndre Hopkins is among the leaders in receiving yards with 1327.
The Cardinals average 26.9 points per game and the total has gone under in four of their last six games.
Jared Goff will be out for the Los Angeles Rams due to an injury. John Wolford is going to be under center.
RBs Darrell Henderson and Cam Akers (if healthy) are going to carry the load offensively, while Aaron Donald and the rest of the defense need to be dominant in order for the Rams to have a chance of winning.
The Rams average 23.6 points per game and the total has gone under in their last seven games at home.
Several weeks ago, the Rams beat the Cardinals 38-28. Go over once again.
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