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NFL Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams

November 26, 2023



A pair of NFC West division rivals will face each other in week 12 of the NFL season when the Los Angeles Rams travel to Glendale, Arizona to face the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 4:05 PM ET and the game will air on Fox on Sunday afternoon.

Los Angeles enters this game in 3rd place in the NFC West with a record of 4-6, however, they ended their three-game losing streak with a 17-16 win at home against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday making three of their four wins this season coming against division opponents. The Rams are averaging the 11th fewest points per game this season with an average of 19.5 points per game, however, they have had one of the better passing offenses in the NFL as they are averaging 226.4 passing yards per game which ranks 15th in the league. Despite having an above-average passing offense, Matthew Stafford has struggled this season as he has only thrown nine touchdowns while throwing eight interceptions and has a quarterback rating of 80.8 which ranks 5th in the NFL. The Rams will look to build momentum following the win on Sunday when they travel to face the Arizona Cardinals.

The Arizona Cardinals have been one of the worst teams in the NFC this season as they enter this game with a record of 2-9 and are coming off a 16-21 loss on the road against the Houston Texans on Sunday. The scoring defense for the Cardinals has been one of the worst in the NFL as they enter this game allowing the 6th most points per game in the league with an average of 25.82 while allowing the 7th most rushing yards per game with an average of 132.09 rushing yards per game. The Cardinals are also averaging the 7th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 17.45 points per game and the offense has only shown minimal improvement since the return of Kyler Murray in week 10 as they have averaged 20.5 points per game over their last three games.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Rams listed as 1-point favorites on the road against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 12 of the NFL season. Los Angeles has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three meetings including a 26-9 win earlier this season. The Rams are 7-2-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Los Angeles Rams are 4-5-1 ATS overall, 2-2-1 ATS on the road, 2-2 ATS as a favorite, and 3-1 ATS in division games this season while the Arizona Cardinals are 6-5 ATS overall, 4-1 ATS at home, 6-5 ATS as an underdog, and 0-3 ATS in division games on the year.

Los Angeles enters this game with the better record and has dominated the series against Arizona as they have won eight of the last ten meetings while going 7-2-1 ATS in those contests. Three of the four wins for the Los Angeles Rams have come against division opponents and I look for them to get their 4th win in the division in week 12 of the NFL season when they travel to face the Arizona Cardinals. 

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Rams -1