Week 2 Free Betting Pick: Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams

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The Arizona Cardinals (+10) are set to take on their NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams (-10) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The opening kickoff for this matchup is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET and FOX has the TV rights.

Betting Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

In this Sunday NFC game, Los Angeles is projected as the big favorite and the team’s currently giving up 10 points. The Cardinals are also receiving +325 moneyline odds while the Rams are -475. There will probably be some solid live betting opportunities for this game.

This game’s line opened at -11 but has moved a bit recently.

The Cardinals have gone 0-1 straight up (SU) and they have yet to face any NFC West opponents this year. The Rams are 1-0 SU overall and also 0-0 SU against divisional foes.

The Cardinals fell to Washington 24-6 in a Week 1 thumping where Sam Bradford completed 20-of-34 passes for only 153 yards and one interception. David Johnson (37 rushing yards on nine attempts, one TD) led the running attack in the loss while Larry Fitzgerald (seven receptions, 76 yards) and Johnson (five catches, 30 yards) shared the receiving duties.

Los Angeles is coming off of a 33-13 win over Oakland a week ago. The team’s defensive secondary let the Raiders air it out for 303 yards. Jared Cook was a bright spot in the loss, recording 180 yards and a score on nine catches for Oakland. For Los Angeles, Jared Goff completed 18-of-33 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Todd Gurley II (108 rushing yards on 20 attempts) spearheaded the ground game in the win as Brandin Cooks (five receptions, 87 yards) and Kupp (five catches, 52 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching attack..

Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams Free NFL Tip

SU Winner: Cardinals, ATS Winner: Cardinals

Team Betting Trends

  • The Los Angeles offense has lost zero fumbles this season while Arizona has lost one.
  • The Cardinals converted 21 passing touchdowns last season.
  • The Rams converted 28 passing touchdowns last season.
  • The Cardinals created six rushing touchdowns last season.
  • The Rams put up 17 rushing touchdowns last season.
  • The Cardinals registered 3.4 yards per carry last season while allowing a YPC of 3.5 to opponents.
  • The Rams rushed for 4.3 yards per carry last season and allowed a YPC of 4.7 to opponents.
  • The Cardinals O-line yielded 52 sacks last season. Their defense created 37 sacks.
  • The Rams offensive line allowed 28 sacks last season. Their defense got to opposing quarterbacks 48 times.
  • The Arizona defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks three times this season. Los Angeles has registered one sacks.