Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals NFL match analysis, predictions and odds
The Los Angeles Rams (3-5) will hope to make home-field advantage count when the Arizona Cardinals (3-6) swing over to the SoFi Stadium for an NFC West divisional match-up on Sunday. The Los Angeles Rams hold third place in the NFC West after winning three of their eight games, while three wins from nine matches leaves the Arizona Cardinals fourth in the division standings. The Arizona Cardinals arrive at the SoFi Stadium as big outsiders to stop the Los Angeles Rams. The home side should be able to book this one as a win, considering how highly they are favored the oddsmakers favor them.
Form Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams fell to back-to-back defeats last week when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat them 16-13. The hosts are now 3-7 in their past 10 games overall and 2-3 in the last five at home.
The Los Angeles Rams’ offense has been abysmal all season. It has put up just 16.4 points per game and they saw no improvement in the last five matches, which produced an average of 14.0 points. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The hosts have given up 20.6 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 21.6 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
This year, the Los Angeles Rams had been tipped to go far into the playoffs. However, eight matches into the current regular season, the hosts are only 3-5 and won’t be around when January football gets underway unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
Form Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals fell to a second consecutive defeat last time out when the Seattle Seahawks beat them 21-31. The hosts are now 3-7 in their past ten games overall and 2-3 in the last five on the road.
The offense has produced some decent numbers in the last three matches, with the Arizona Cardinals averaging 16.4 points. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense. In the same number of games, they’ve surrendered 27.6 points and rank in position number 32 in the league for points allowed, having given up 26.8 points this year alone.
Unsurprisingly, the Arizona Cardinals are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the away side to go far, and given their 3-6 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
The Los Angeles Rams won 20-12 against the Arizona Cardinals in their most recent encounter, which they played out at the State Farm Stadium. Victory has gone Los Angeles Rams way 17 times in their past 25 meetings with the Arizona Cardinals. The hosts are favourites to add another win to this haul, with the bookmakers laying a home win at 1.58. This implies a 63% winning chance for the Los Angeles Rams, according to the bookies.
In their last 25 head-to-head games, the Los Angeles Rams managed 22.48 points on average per game, while the Arizona Cardinals put 17.8 points on board.
The Los Angeles Rams are the favorites at 1.58, but their patchy run of form is a bit of a turnoff for us. In their last five matchups, the hosts have lost four times. On the other side, the Arizona Cardinals are the clear underdogs at 2.50. The visitors are currently 2-3 SU on the road after losing three of their past five road trips.
The oddsmakers are siding with the Los Angeles Rams (1.58) on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as -3.0 point favorites over the Arizona Cardinals for Sunday’s matchup. A winning margin as high as 13.2 points has settled the last five matches between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals.
The Los Angeles Rams have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games at home. Siding with the Los Angeles Rams against the spread hasn’t paid out well at all recently. They have failed to cover the spread in four of their past 5 home matches, and are 2-7 ATS in the last 10 overall.
Based on their regular season record, the Arizona Cardinals seem a bit of a 50/50 take. The offense ranks as number 11 in the league, averaging 22.6 points per game. However, at the same time, the defense is in position 32 in the defensive rankings after giving up 26.8 points on average. The visitors are 3-3 ATS from their six most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Judging by a points average of 40.28 points from the last 25 matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals.
Siding with the Under (2.50) seems a worthwhile bet. The total is set at 43.5, and with the two teams boasting an average points total of 42.4 from their last five matchups, it seems going under is the way to go.
Los Angeles Rams saw five of their previous six games going under. Meanwhile, on the other side of the market, the total only went over in three of the last five home games for the Los Angeles Rams. They are 3-7 against the total across their last ten games, whether home or away.
In the last three matches Arizona Cardinals played, the total score went over. Interestedly, the Arizona Cardinals have seen the total go over in each of their last ten matchups.