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Rams vs. Cardinals Week 13 Point Spread Pick from Brandon Lee: December 3rd 2017

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 13 NFL Point Spread Pick: Rams -7 (December 3rd 2017)
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Laying 7-points on the road typically isn’t something you want to do in division games, but I just think there’s a big enough of a gap here in terms of talent that it’s worth a shot. Los Angeles is one of the best teams in the league right now and show no signs of slowing down. Arizona on the hand has been decimated by injuries and just playing for pride at this point.

I think the first meeting between these two teams really says a lot about just how big a game there is between these two teams. The Rams won on a neutral field 33-0. Outgaining the Cardinals by 229 yards and had 28 first downs to Arizona’s 10. Keep in mind Carson Palmer, who suffered a season ending injury in the contest, started for Arizona. While he was lost in the 2nd quarter, it wouldn’t have mattered in the outcome. The Cardinals are now starting Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. Keep in mind they lost their best offensive player early on in running back David Johnson. They are also down one of their top wide outs in John Brown, as well as two starters on the offensive line.

What about Arizona’s big win at home over the Jaguars last week? First, I don’t think Jacksonville is as good as people think. They are simply a good team in a really bad division and conference that has two elite teams. The biggest thing is that was a great matchup for the Cardinals. One thing Arizona has done well defensively this year is stop the run. They rank 10th in the NFL giving up just 100 ypg and are only allowing 3.7 yards/carry. If Jacksonville can’t run the ball, they are as incompetent offensively as they come.

Keep in mind this is a defense that gave up 31 points and nearly 400 yards of offense the previous week to Tom Savage and the Texans. I think the Rams are going to have their way here. If they load the box, Jared Goff is going to shred them through the air and if they play the pass, Todd Gurley will run all over them. They couldn’t stop either in the first meeting, as Goff threw for 235 yards and Gurley rushed for 106. Give me the Rams -7!

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