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Free Pick: Los Angeles Rams 8-4 at Arizona 10-2 12/13/21
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Free Pick: Los Angeles Rams 8-4 at Arizona 10-2 12/13/21

The Rams come into Arizona trailing the Cardinals by 2 games in the NFC West division. If they want to keep any hopes of winning the division alive, this is a must win game. The Cardinals won two out of three games with quarterback, Kyler Murray on the injured list, but he is back and is healthy for the stretch run. A win in this one and the Cardinals should be a lock for the division title.. They Let’s look at the betting angles.


Arizona 27 Total Team Points: The Cardinals are scoring 29 points per game and going up against a Rams’ defense that can spring a leak from time to time. Arizona scored 37 in the first meeting between the two teams so they are capable of putting up some points. However, in a critical game like this I’m banking on Los Angeles bringing the heat defensively. I’m taking Arizona UNDER 27 Total Team Points

Los Angeles 24.5 Total Team Points The Rams’ offense has put up 65 points in their last two games and seem to be recovering from a slump that they were in. They have struggled running the ball and that has forced Matthew Stafford to throw the ball more than they would like. He has thrown for 3,611 yards and 30 touchdowns. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp, is having a remarkable season, with 100 catches for 1.366 yards and 11 touchdowns. Obviously, the Cardinals need to control him. I like Los Angeles UNDER 24.5 points.

OVER/UNDER 51 Total Combined Team Points I think this is going to be a little bit lower scoring than most people think. I’ll take the UNDER 51 points.

POINT SPREAD: Arizona is a 2.5-point favorite The Cardinals are favored because they are playing at home. So, it is basically a toss-up game. It is a must win situation for the Rams. But, don’t overlook the importance of the game to Arizona. A win virtually locks up the NFC West, and maybe more importantly, keeps them in the lead for the No.1 seed and home field advantage in the NFC overall. The Dudes are split on this one.

PAPA DUDES PICK: Arizona -2.5

AARON’S PICK: Los Angeles +2.5

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