Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Opening Line and Early Picks January 3, 2021

Written by on December 31, 2020

Oddsmakers give the Arizona Cardinals (8-7) the edge when they visit the Los Angeles Rams (9-6) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in a matchup between NFC West foes at SoFi Stadium. Arizona is favored by 3.0 points. The contest’s point total is set at 40.5.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 3, 2021
  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Inglewood, CA
  • Stadium: SoFi Stadium
Place a bet on the Cardinals or the Rams in their Week 17 matchup.

Betting Information

Cardinals vs Rams Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Cardinals -3.0 -105 -115 40.5 -110 -110 -140 120

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • Arizona is just 7-8 against the spread.
  • The Cardinals are just 4-5 ATS when playing as at least 3.0-point favorites.
  • Just nine of Arizona’s 15 games this year have gone over the point total (33.3% of its outings).
  • The Cardinals have put an average of 26.9 points per game on the scoreboard this season, 7.6 more than the 19.3 the Rams have surrendered in each contest.
  • In games where Arizona score at least 26.9 points this season, they are 6-2 overall and 5-3 against the spread.
  • When the Los Angeles defense allows 19.3 points or fewer this year, the Rams have accumulated a 7-0 overall record and a 6-1 record against the spread.
Bet on the Cardinals to win the Super Bowl.

Rams Betting Insights

  • Just 11 of Los Angeles’ 15 games this year have gone over the point total (26.7% of its outings).
  • Los Angeles has an 8-7 record against the spread.
  • The Rams have an even ATS record of 4-4 when playing as at least 3.0-point underdogs.
  • The Rams average points scored this season (23.6) and the Cardinals points allowed (23.3) are within 0.3 points of each other.
  • Los Angeles is 6-1 overall and 6-1 against the spread when they score at least 23.6 points this season.
  • When Arizona allows opposing offenses to put 23.3 points or fewer on the scoreboard this year, they are 5-2 overall and 5-2 against the spread.
Bet on the Rams to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Cardinals vs Rams
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rams (+3) Over (40.5) Rams 27 Cardinals 20

Total Facts

  • The average point total for Cardinals games this year is 9.6 more points than the over/under of 40.5 in this matchup.
  • Rams games this season have averaged a total of 42.9 points, 2.4 more than the point total in this matchup.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have combined to score more than 40.5 points in 73.3% of their outings this year (11 of 15 opportunities).
  • The Rams have played in seven games this year (out of 15 total matchups — 46.7% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 40.5 points.
  • The Cardinals and the Rams combine to average 10.0 more points per game than the total of 40.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Cardinals and the Rams have seen their opponents average a combined 2.1 more points per game than the over/under of 40.5 set in this game.
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Cardinals vs Rams: Last 5 Meetings

Los Angeles holds an edge against Arizona over the past five matchups between these two squads, recording a 5-0 record in those games. The Rams have a 2-1 record against the spread in those games against the Cardinals. Los Angeles has had the upper hand scoring in those five matchups, recording 168 points while Arizona scored 68.

Cardinals vs Rams: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
12/6/2020 Rams Cardinals -3.00 49.00 -150 +132 463-232 LAR 38-28 LAR
12/29/2019 Rams Rams -7 45 -315 +265 424-393 LAR 31-24 LAR
12/1/2019 Rams Cardinals -2 47 -136 +120 549-198 LAR 34-7 LAR
12/23/2018 N/A Cardinals N/A N/A N/A N/A 461-263 LAR 31-9 LAR
9/16/2018 N/A Rams N/A N/A N/A N/A 432-137 LAR 34-0 LAR

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • Arizona has gone 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall in their last three contests.
  • Arizona has hit under the total two times in their last three contests.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have combined to score an average of 41.3 points over their last three games, 0.8 more than the 40.5 over/under in this matchup.
  • Los Angeles has struggled to cover recently, going 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 straight up over their last three games.
  • Los Angeles has gone under the total three times in their last three games.
  • The Rams have averaged a total of 33 combined points in their last three games, 7.5 less than this game’s total of 40.5.

Injury Report

Cardinals: CB Johnathan Joseph: Out (Shoulder), WR Larry Fitzgerald: Questionable (Groin), DE Corey Peters: Out (Knee), OLB Chandler Jones: Out (Biceps), CB Dre Kirkpatrick: Questionable (Hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins: Questionable (Hip), FS Chris Banjo: Questionable (Hip), CB Robert Alford: Out (Torn Pectoral/illness), DE Josh Mauro: Questionable (Hamstring), NT Jordan Phillips: Out (Hamstring), TE Maxx Williams: Questionable (Ankle), OLB Haason Reddick: Questionable (Hip), K Zane Gonzalez: Out (Back), TE Darrell Daniels: Questionable (Hamstring), OLB Isaiah Irving: Out (Back), TE Dan Arnold: Questionable (Back), RB Chase Edmonds: Questionable (Hip), OLB Kylie Fitts: Out (Hand), ILB Dennis Gardeck: Out (Knee), RB Jonathan Ward: Questionable (Ankle)

Rams: OT Andrew Whitworth: Questionable (Knee), K Kai Forbath: Out (Ankle), RB Malcolm Brown: Questionable (Shoulder), QB Jared Goff: Out (Thumb), WR Cooper Kupp: Out (Illness), ILB Micah Kiser: Questionable (Knee), ILB Travin Howard: Out (Torn Meniscus), OT David Edwards: Questionable (Ankle), RB Darrell Henderson Jr.: Out (Ankle), SS Taylor Rapp: Out (Knee), RB Cam Akers: Questionable (Ankle), S Terrell Burgess: Out (Ankle), WR J.J. Koski: Out (Illness)

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