Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals 11/26/2023 – As NFL season winds on, NFC West teams continue their battle for supremacy; Los Angeles Rams take on Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium for an important matchup that could determine both sides’ playoff aspirations. Let’s dive into key stats, recent performances, and matchup dynamics that could determine this contest’s result. The Week 12 NFL free betting picks are updated below with all the details on this game.
Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals 11/26/2023
|Sunday, November 26, 4:05 PM ET
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— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 23, 2023
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The Rams have struggled all season to produce consistent offense. Averaging only 19.5 points per game, they have struggled to match up with their defense allows 22.0 points per game. Under quarterback Matthew Stafford’s guidance, their passing game has averaged 226.4 yards per game with approximately equal distribution between touchdowns and interceptions.
Los Angeles Rams Searching For Offensive Consistency
At one point in their recent clash against the Seattle Seahawks, the Los Angeles Rams found themselves trailing 16-7 heading into the final quarter. Yet their resilience led them to victory with a 17-16 scoreline courtesy of Matthew Stafford‘s impressive 190-yard performance with one touchdown and an interception, and running back Royce Freeman adding 73 rushing yards for an overall average of 102.6 per game rushing yards per game for their total team effort.
Though they won, the Rams continue to face challenges on the road, having dropped seven straight against teams with losing records and failing to cover the spread in each of their 10 November games as favorites (losing the first half each time).
Arizona Cardinals: Defensive Struggles and Offensive Resilience
At 2-9, the Arizona Cardinals have experienced a difficult season. Their defense has allowed an average of 25.8 points per game while scoring has fallen far short with only 17.5 averaged per game being scored through scoring or pass gameplay (only nine touchdowns and nine interceptions being achieved through these means).
At their recent matchup against the Houston Texans, the Cardinals experienced a 21-16 defeat despite leading early in the game (10-7). Kyler Murray finished with 214 yards, one touchdown pass, and one interception for his performance; running back James Conner finished with 62 rushing yards as part of Conner’s contributions.
The Cardinals have shown resilience as underdogs against National Football Conference opponents this November, winning four of five of their matches (despite starting poorly) as underdogs. Unfortunately, however, seven out of eight of those games ended with losses in the first half.
Key Matchup Dynamics and League Stats
Examining the dynamics of this matchup, the Cardinals’ struggles on fourth down may prove crucial in deciding the outcome. With only a 27.3% conversion rate ranking them 32nd among NFL teams and 2.5 points scored per fourth-quarter game average ranking as among their biggest challenges, scoring effectively could prove challenging.
The Rams have experienced problems in kickoff return yards, ranking 30th out of 32 NFL teams at 11.2 yards per game. Furthermore, their first-half performance during November games as favorites has been subpar; losing each time out.
As the Rams and Cardinals prepare to collide, their different strengths and weaknesses create an intriguing narrative. The Rams hope to capitalize on their offensive momentum from Seattle’s victory, and while Cardinals hope to address their defensive difficulties while finding offensive stability.
NFL Betting Odds: Arizona Cardinals +1.5 — Over/Under: 46.5
Given both teams’ recent struggles against teams with losing records and the Rams’ road woes against those same clubs, this matchup remains unpredictable. But the Cardinals’ ability to bounce back during November games, combined with the Rams’ resolve to break November trends add depth and intrigue to this contest.
LA Rams Betting Trends
LA Rams are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Rams’ last 6 games.
LA Rams are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
LA Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Arizona.
Rams are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games against Arizona.
LA Rams are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
LA Rams are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Arizona.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Rams’ last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
LA Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference West division.
LA Rams are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games played in November.
Arizona Cardinals Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games.
Arizona are 2-16 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 5 games at home.
Arizona are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Rams.
Arizona are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
Cardinals are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference West division.
Arizona are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played in November.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 5 games played on a Sunday when at home.
Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Pick
Rams and Cardinals fans should prepare themselves for an explosive NFC West showdown at University of Phoenix Stadium as their teams go head-to-head to determine who reigns supreme in November football. Expect an intense and unpredictable showdown in this pivotal clash that could define both franchises. The NFL betting odds, along with valuable sports betting tips, are intact for the Rams to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Rams 25, Cardinals 19.