Free Week 2 NFL Prediction: Cardinals vs Rams NFL Odds
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NFL Week 2 Handicapping
(0-1) Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams (1-0)
Date: Sunday, September 16
Time: 4:05 PM
Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles California
Week 2 ATS Betting Lines: OFF
NFL Week 2 Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -10
Week 2 NFL Betting Total: 46.5
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It is not a good look to get blown out at home the way Arizona did against Washington in Week 1. A team that many pegged as a sleeper in the NFC West just looks destined for another lost season. A win would really turn it around though.
There might not be a team with more buzz coming into the season than the Rams but they got off to a slow start against Oakland. The second half showed they are probably the team we all think they can be though…tops in the NFC?
Not only did the Cardinals lose 24-6 to Washington they only scored those 6 points in the final quarter making it a long day for their fans. They barely had the ball as the Redskins played keepaway with their offense, holding it for almost 40 minutes. The Rams are an even better defensive team too.
Last year David Johnson’s season was cut down by injury before it even got started. This year he got off to a slow start with just 67 total yards rushing and receiving. He is the guy they need to make big plays because the rest of the team is limited there.
Six points on offense is concerning but equally so is how their own defense could mot get off the field. Washington took a fier on Adrian Peterson and he was very good in the opener leading the team in rushing and receiving as they dominated the time of possession.
The only real positive from the first week is that the Cardinals did not give up much to the Washington receivers – most of the damage was done by their running backs. Here comes Todd Gurley though.
Los Angeles Rams
I am not sure that Jared Goff is ever going to reach elite quarterback status, however, he is more than good enough to lead a good team to success. He looked good in the opener and seems to already be in sync with new top receiver Brandin Cooks. I don’t know why teams keep trading this guy. He is super hard to cover.
The biggest difference maker on offense for the Rams is running back Todd Gurley. He rushed for 108 yards against the Raiders and caught a few ball and his presence means that defenses cannot gang up against the pass. One thing I like about the Rams is that they don’t try and get too cute when they are featuring him. They just let him make plays. .
Overall the defense was good against Oakland. They did give up 13 points in the first half but shut things down in the second and had three interceptions for the game. New addition Marcus Peters showed his value with a pick six and linebacker Cory Littleton led the team with 11 tackles in an expanded role. This defense could be the best in the league one the line starts applying its expected pass rush.
This is the home opener for the Rams and they get to take on a team that looked just awful at home last week. It is so early in the season that this is definitely a spot where they could be some overreaction but at the same time there is no doubt the Rams are much better and look like they shook out the cobwebs in the second half against the Raiders.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games
- Arizona is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Rams
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Rams’s last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Rams’s last 7 games at home
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Los Angeles -10
After one week we don’t want to get too crazy with snap judgments but it is easy to see why this game has the biggest spread on he board for Week 2. I could even see it going higher too.
NFL Free Week 2 Score Prediction: Los Angeles 31 – Arizona 16
Looks for the Rams to be sharp again as they open their home schedule. This is a division game so there tends to be a little more juice but Arizona is out of their class and needs a lot more work than most people though a week ago. Unless David Johnson has a monster game the Cardinals are going to get buried again. .
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