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Week Two NFL Pick: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams

Rams Look for Win Two of New Season

One of today’s late-afternoon games has the Arizona Cardinals (0-1) at the Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at 4:05 p.m. E.T. We really like the value in the spread on this game. Our Week Two Arizona plays Los Angeles NFL pick has the Rams at -11.0. As the game gets closer, we’ve noted that LA’s edge has been dropping, as it started at 13.0. As a note, we expect that the spread may start to expand a bit as the game gets closer. The over/under stands at 43.5. The Cardinals come to this game after losing to the Redskins 24-6. The Rams are coming off a 33-13 win against Oakland.

Arizona Offense vs Rams Defense

QB Sam Bradford struggled in his start against Washington. Bradford was 20-of-34, as he tossed no TD passes and was intercepted once. Bradford, who had a rating of 25.9, was sacked twice. He also fumbled once and lost that fumble. In the game, RB David Johnson, who is listed as questionable for today’s game, had nine carries for 37 yards and one TD. Arizona receivers accumulated just 157 yards in catches, while the running game gained merely 68 yards.

Against the Raiders, the Rams posted 5.5 TFL and one sack. LB Corey Littleton led the team with 13 tackles and 11 solo bring downs. He also recorded one of the Rams’ three picks. CB Marcus Peters took his interception 50 yards for a score. LB Samson Ebukam was good for three TFL. Although the Rams kept the Raiders from tossing any TD passes, they did allow 300 passing yards. They held Oakland to just 95 yards on the ground.

Los Angeles Offense vs Cardinals Defense

Against the Raiders, QB Jared Goff was 18-of-33 for 225 yards. He tossed two TDs and no picks while earning a rating of 74.2. Five different receivers had at least two catches with WR Brandin Cooks grabbing five passes for 87 yards. Wideout Cooper Kupp, who also had five catches, grabbed one of the TD passes. RB Todd Gurley II had three catches for 39 yards and a TD. Gurley also led all runners with 20 carries for 108 yards. Los Angeles also has four field goals for 12 points.

The Cardinal defense allowed the Skins 255 yards in the air and 182 yards on the ground. They did post three sacks and six TFL. LB Josh Bynes and safety Budda Baker tied to the lead in tackles with each getting eight solo and three assists for a total of 11. The Arizona defense had no picks. They gave up a slew of yards and points and are expected to have a hard time stopping the Rams today.

Week Two Arizona Plays Los Angeles NFL Pick

Our Week Two Arizona plays Los Angeles NFL pick is the Rams at -11.0. We think that Goff and company will shred the Arizona defense. We also like the over at 43.5. We see LA scoring quite a few points and, at the same time, Bradford connecting on a TD and perhaps the Cardinals scoring on the ground too.

Summary Cards at Rams Picks: Los Angeles at -11.0 and over 43.5


Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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