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Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams - 12/3/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Rams (8-3) at Arizona Cardinals (5-6)
Date & Time Sunday December 3, 2017, 4:25 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Cardinals +7 -- Over/Under: 45.5
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NFL | Los Angeles Rams (8-3) at Arizona Cardinals (5-6)

The Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals meet Sunday in NFL action at U of Phoenix Stadium.

The Los Angeles Rams look to keep chasing a top seed in the NFC by snagging their ninth win of the season. The Los Angeles Rams have won four of their last five road games. Jared Goff is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 2,964 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have combined for 1,300 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Sammy Watkins has 28 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 117.5 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 865 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 18.7 points and 336 yards per game. Mark Barron leads the Los Angeles Rams with 77 tackles, Aaron Donald has six sacks and Nickell Robey-Coleman has two interceptions.  

The Arizona Cardinals look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to get back to a .500 record. The Arizona Cardinals have won three of their last four home games. Blaine Gabbert is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 498 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Gabbert has 10 touchdown passes on his last 135 pass attempts. Larry Fitzgerald and Jaron Brown have combined for 1,181 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while J.J. Nelson has 23 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 72.8 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 448 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 25.3 points and 332.8 yards per game. Tyvon Branch leads the Arizona Cardinals with 69 tackles, Chandler Jones has 12 sacks and Antoine Bethea has three interceptions.

The Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC West, 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. NFC and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cardinals are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC, 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 home games and 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.

The Cardinals have actually been a fairly decent team at home this season and seem to have some new life offensively with Gabbert throwing five touchdown passes in his first two games. The Rams continue to pile up the victories and were able to find success last week against the Saints despite missing wide receiver Robert Woods. Los Angeles should be fine now that Watkins slides into a No. 1 role, somthing he's capable of filling. The difference here is that the Rams have the more consistent, balanced football team and should be able to move the football and put points on the board. I'm not sure Arizona is built to continue playing the way it has the last couple of weeks, and they're certainly not prepared to match a hot team score for score. I'll take the Los Angeles Rams by a touchdown here.

Los Angeles Rams -7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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