One of the most important games between NFC foes so far this season happens on Monday night. The hot Arizona Cardinals host NFL West rival the Los Angeles Rams in a game that will go a long way in determining who wins the division. Can the Cardinals build upon their 10-2 record? Or will the Rams make up a game on Zona? Check NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Cardinals versus Rams.
NFL Betting Preview for LA Rams vs Arizona Cardinals
NFL Week 14 | Rams at Arizona Game Betting Odds & Info
- When: Monday, Dec. 13 at 8:15 pm ET
- Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
- TV / Streaming: ESPN / ESPN+
- ATS Odds: Arizona -2
- Moneyline Odds: LAR +115 / Arizona -135
- Over/Under Odds: 51 ½
Why bet on LAR versus Arizona?
The Los Angeles Rams got back on track last Sunday with a terrific 37-7 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Rams had lost two straight against the 49ers and the Packers. But the win over the Jaguars is a sign LAR is back to playing their best football. Also, Odell Beckham Jr. had his best game as a Ram, catching 2-of-5 targets for 28 yards and a TD.
Los Angeles Rams Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 386.9
- Passing Yards: 289.0
- Rushing Yards: 97.9
- Points Scored: 28.0
- Turnovers: 14
Los Angeles Rams Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 338.8
- Passing Yards: 238.3
- Rushing Yards: 100.4
- Points Scored: 22.5
- Takeaways: 16
Why bet on Arizona versus LAR?
In NFL Week 13, for the first time since the loss to the Packers, Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins both played. Murray showed no signs of rust, completing 11-of-15 for 123 yards and throwing 2 TD passes in the 33-22 win against the Chicago Bears. Hopkins caught both of his targets for 32 yards and a TD. The duo should be even better against the Rams on Monday night than they were versus the Bears.
Arizona Cardinals Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 368.8
- Passing Yards: 244.6
- Rushing Yards: 124.2
- Points Scored: 28.6
- Turnovers: 11
Arizona Cardinals Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 318.8
- Passing Yards: 205.1
- Rushing Yards: 113.7
- Points Scored: 18.7
- Takeaways: 23
Rams versus Cardinals Relevant Trends
- Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games
- LAR is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings
- Over is 7-1 in the Rams’ last 8 games as a road dog
- Cardinals are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games
- Arizona is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass
- Under is 8-0 in the Cardinals’ last 8 Monday night games
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals Final Betting Prediction
Although the Rams had momentum heading into the first contest, Arizona blitzed LAR 37-20. We can’t overlook the fact the Cardinals beat the Rams at SoFi Stadium.
We also can’t overlook the key things from that game that will help us determine the winner of this game. The Cardinals rushed for 216 yards and a 5.4 average.
Murray threw for 268 yards and 2 TDs. Also, the Cards picked off Matthew Stafford.
The rematch could turn out differently than the first game. But we shouldn’t look past the fact that before beating the Jags, the Rams had looked horrible in a couple of road games.
San Francisco picked Stafford off twice and sacked him twice. Green Bay also sacked Staff twice and picked him off once.
Even Jacksonville got a sack. So all told, Stafford has hit the grass 5 times in the last 3 games. Arizona’s Markus Golden has 10 sacks this season. The Cards rank fifth in takeaways with 23.
It’s difficult to imagine the Rams offensive line keeping Stafford’s shirt clean, and the O-line probably has to for LAR to win this. Arizona is the play.
NFL Week 14 Pick: Arizona Cardinals
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