An NFC West battle is on tap between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. Arizona is 6-5 overall and 3-2 at home, while Los Angeles is 7-4 overall and 3-3 on the road. The Rams have split their last four games. The Cardinals have lost three of their past four.
Los Angeles is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Cardinals vs. Rams odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 48. Before entering any Rams vs. Cardinals picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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The Cardinals are looking to snap a lot of streaks this season. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2015, nor have they been above .500 since then. At 6-5, they are in a wild-card spot, but in order to keep a winning record, they will need to defeat the Los Angeles Rams for the first time in six games.
If they can this week, they would own the tie-breaker for second place in the division.
he Cardinals are second in yards gained and fourth in rushing yards. They were first in both two weeks ago, but have struggled since then with an average of 306 yards. They didn’t gain fewer than 438 in any of the previous five games.
Against Seattle two weeks ago, eight penalties disrupted the offensive rhythm. In each of the last two games, the running attack hasn’t prospered. Quarterback Kyler Murray has run for just 41 yards in his last two outings, as opponents have looked to take that ability away by keying in on it.
The Cardinals are 1-5 when they don’t score 30 points.
Los Angeles is one of two teams in the NFL with two top-12 sack leaders in Aaron Donald (second) and Leonard Floyd (tied for 12th). Rams head coach Sean McVay also said this week he believes three of his team’s corners — Jalen Ramsey, Troy Hill and Darious Williams — are playing at a “really high level.”
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said everyone will have to “wait and see” what the team tries to defeat the Rams’ strong defense.