Cardinals vs Rams NFL Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions for Wild Card Weekend

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Jan 17, 2022, 9:15 AM
  • The Rams (12-4) are -3.5 favorites vs the Cardinals (11-5)
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 8:15pm EST on ESPN
  • Total (Over/Under): 49.5 points

The Los Angeles Rams (12-4) play the Arizona Cardinals (11-5) on Monday, January 17, 2022 8:15pm EST at SoFi Stadium in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.

The Rams are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-110).

The total (Over/Under) is 49.5 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals, Wild Card Weekend

  • Game Day: Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:15pm EST
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Inglewood, CA at SoFi Stadium

Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams Betting Odds & Spread, Wild Card Weekend

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Arizona Cardinals+3.5 -11049.5 -110160
Los Angeles Rams -3.5 -11049.5 -110-190

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Arizona Cardinals: Keys to the Game vs. the Los Angeles Rams

The Cardinals were 11-3 (.786) when rushing at least 4 yards in a play 10 or more times this season — tied for 5th-best in NFL; League Avg: .584.

The Cardinals were 8-4 (.667) when passing for more than 250 yards this season — tied for 5th-best in NFL; League Avg: .541.

The Cardinals are winless (0-6) when rushing at least 4 yards less than 5 times in a game since last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .312.

The Cardinals are winless (0-11) when rushing at least 4 yards less than 5 times in a game since the 2019 season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .326.

Los Angeles Rams: Keys to the Game vs. the Arizona Cardinals

The Rams were 5-1 (.833) when within 7 points at the two minute warning this season — tied for best in NFL; League Avg: .495.

The Rams were undefeated (7-0) when allowing less than 22 points this season — tied for best in NFL; League Avg: .762.

The Rams were 10-3 (.769) when passing for more than 250 yards this season — 3rd-best in NFL; League Avg: .541.

The Rams were 8-2 (.800) when rushing at least 4 yards in a play 10 or more times this season — 4th-best in NFL; League Avg: .584.

Additional Matchup Notes for Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams, Wild Card Weekend

Rams WRs were targeted 432 times this season — second-most in NFL. The Cardinals allowed an average of 25.1 fantasy points per game to WRs this season — fourth-worst in NFL.

The The Rams rushed the ball on just 39.3% of plays from scrimmage in the red zone this season — fourth-lowest in NFL. The Cardinals have allowed 9 rushing touchdowns in the Red Zone this season — tied for third-fewest in NFL.

Rams RBs averaged just 6.0 yards after the catch this season — tied for second-worst in NFL. The Cardinals allowed just 6.5 yards after catch per reception to RBs this season — tied for fifth-best in NFL.

Cardinals RBs have averaged just 1.8 yards after contact per carry since the 2020 season — tied for fourth-worst in NFL. The Rams have allowed just 1.8 yards after contact per carry to RBs since last season — tied for best in NFL.

The Cardinals averaged 62.2 penalty yards per game in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — second-worst in NFL. The Rams averaged just 9.8 defensive penalty yards per game in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — fifth-best in NFL.

The Cardinals averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on rushes to the right side of the field this season — worst in NFL. The Rams allowed just 3.9 yards per carry when defending on rushes to the right this season — tied for best in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Game, Wild Card Weekend

 

  • Ben Skowronek (Rams): Forearm, Limited Participation In Practice
  • DeSean Jackson (Rams): Not Injury Related, Did Not Participate In Practice

 

 

  • Dennis Gardeck (Cardinals): ACL, Did Not Participate In Practice
  • Antoine Wesley (Cardinals): Illness, Did Not Participate In Practice

 

Arizona Cardinals Offense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Cardinals converted first downs on 36 of 102 plays (35%) on 3rd and long this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 25%.

The Cardinals averaged 23.1 offensive penalty yards per game (370/16) last season — 3rd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 17.0

The Cardinals ran successful plays on 59% of rush attempts in the red zone this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

The Cardinals had a third down conversion rate of 46% this season — 5th-best in NFL; League Avg: 41%.

Los Angeles Rams Defense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Rams had a third down conversion rate of 59% against the blitz this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: 39%.

The Rams had a third down conversion rate of 34% on third and 10+ yards to go this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: 20%.

The Rams ran 27% of their plays in the red zone in the 4th quarter this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: 17%.

The Rams ran successful plays on 0% of plays in the 3rd quarter in Week 18 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 42%.

Arizona Cardinals Defense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Cardinals defense allowed 3.8 points per Red Zone drive last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 4.4

The Cardinals defense allowed a passer rating of 123.5 when the opposing QB was scrambling (22 Pass Attempts) this season — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 60.1.

The Cardinals defense allowed 11 TD passes in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — most in NFL.

The Cardinals defense allowed a passer rating of 158.3 on 3rd and short (3 Pass Attempts) in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: 87.3.

Los Angeles Rams Defense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Rams’ opponents averaged 36.7 Passing Attempts per TD (624 Pass Attempts/17 Passing TDs) this season — 2nd-best Pass Attempts Per TD rate in NFL; League Avg: 22.3.

The Rams defense allowed a passer rating of just 71.5 in the red zone (79 Pass Attempts) this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 96.0.

The Rams defense allowed 6.6 yards from scrimmage per touch (4,861 yards / 735 touches) last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 7.5

The Rams defense allowed successful plays on 28% of rush attempts in the 1st quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 42%.

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