This clash between Rams vs Cardinals will be one of the most interesting to be held in this Week 3 of the NFL regular season.The game will feature two divisional rivals who will be battling all year to finish at the top of their respective divisions, and this match will serve to put some gap between them.
So far, JefeBet has brought you predictions, odds and analysis of both Rams’ and Cardinals’ games. This time wasn’t going to be the exception, so here are our Rams vs Cardinals predictions and preview.
Predictions and Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals NFL Week 3 Game on September 25 2022
- Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
- When: Sunday, September 25, 2022, 4:25 PM E.T.
Betting on the Los Angeles Rams
After being defeated by a comprehensive 31-10 score at the hands of the Bills in Week 1, the reigning NFL champions were able to pick up their first win of the season in Week 2, althoughthe 31-27 victory over a weak Atlanta Falcons team was anything but convincing and proves that the Rams could be suffering from a post-championship hangover.
The Rams have allowed an average of 27 points per game for the time being, and they have been unable to get their ground game going, averaging just 58.5 yards on the ground after two games. It might be necessary for them to take more advantage of this resource considering that their quarterback, Matthew Stafford, has already been intercepted five times this season.
Betting on the Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals, like the Rams, were blasted in Week 1 by the Kansas City Chiefs, who outscored them 44-21, but they managed to bounce back in Week 2 to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders 29-23. However, the game didn’t leave the best feeling after the Cardinals had to come back from a 23-7 gap in the last quarter and force overtime to win.
Defense is one area Arizona must begin to work on if it truly wants to qualify for the postseason, as they are the team that has conceded the most points to date. Moreover, they allow their opponents to convert 57.9% of their third chances, making it very difficult to stop their opponents’ offense.
There is no doubt that both the Rams and Cardinals have an extremely talented offense that could put any opponent in trouble, but both teams’ defense has left a lot to be desired in these first few weeks. This could work in favor of the fans, who could witness a real show in this match.
The Cardinals have allowed an average of 302.0 yards through the air through the first two weeks of action, and considering that the Rams have used this route a lot so far, it will likely be a game of short possessions and where the ball will move quickly on the gridiron.
Additionally, three of the last five meetings between the two franchises have ended with at least 50 points.
Prediction: Over (LAR 30 – ARI 23)