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Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals 12/6/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Los Angeles Rams visit the Arizona Cardinals on 12/6/2020 at 4:05PM.

L.A. Rams and Arizona face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. L.A. Rams has a record of 7-4 this season. Arizona is 6-5 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

L.A. Rams Team Defense Preview

L.A. Rams yields 5.7 plays per drive, this defense gives up 26.1 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 1.50 points per drive. On 28.8% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 14.4% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 27.7 and these drives typically last 2:31.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 78.5 and on 2.8% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. L.A. Rams has caused a sack rate of 7.9% this season.

Examining L.A. Rams in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 141 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 50 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 35.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 15 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 40.0%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 30 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 19 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 63.3%.

L.A. Rams Team Offense Preview

L.A. Rams has 5.8 plays per drive, they generate 32.6 yards per drive, and they score 1.98 points per offensive possession. On 34.4% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 13.7% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 28.9 yard line, they usually take up 2:38 of time.

On 4.0% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 2.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.L.A. Rams has given up 15 sacks this season and there were 111 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.2 yards per carry and for 124.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 16 times this season.

Examining L.A. Rams in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 152 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 69 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 45.4%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 8 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 50.0%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 39 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 26 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 66.7%.

Arizona Team Defense Preview

Arizona yields 6.5 plays per drive, this defense gives up 33.5 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.19 points per offensive possession. On 41.7% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 11.3% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 29.1 yard line, they typically last 3:00.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 90.1 against Arizona and 2.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Arizona has caused a sack rate of 6.6% this season.

We will get more situational with Arizona and examine various situations. They have faced 133 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 54 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 40.6%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 12 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 8 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 66.7%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 38 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 20 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 52.6%.

Arizona Team Offense Preview

Arizona has 6.5 plays per drive, this offense averages 37.9 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.62 points per drive. On 45.3% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 11.1% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.6 and these drives typically last 2:46.

4.9% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Arizona and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Arizona has yielded 18 sacks this season and there were 88 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 5.0 yards per carry and for 155.9 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 11 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Arizona and examine various situations. They have had 137 third down attempts this season and have converted 60 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 43.8%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 13 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 9 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 69.2%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 38 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 28 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 73.7%.

The L.A. Rams Roster

The Players to Watch for L.A. Rams

Jared Goff QB 6-4 222

This season, Jared Goff has put up 3021 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has thrown 10 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 92.3thus far this season. Jared Goff has thrown 10 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Jared Goff has 55 rushing yards, which puts him in the 44.19 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 35 times this season, which puts him in the 74.42 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Darrell Henderson RB 5-8 208

This season, Darrell Henderson has 510 rushing yards on 120 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 4 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Darrell Henderson picked up 129 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 13 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Cooper Kupp WR 6-2 208

This season, Cooper Kupp picked up 763 yards. He caught the ball 66 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Sebastian Joseph NT 6-4 310

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for L.A. Rams, Sebastian Joseph has 25 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 19.48 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Michael Brockers DE 6-5 305

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for L.A. Rams, Michael Brockers has 15 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 55.92 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

John Johnson FS 6-0 209

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for L.A. Rams, John Johnson had 48 tackles which puts him in the 82.58 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. John Johnson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 56.41 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Troy Hill CB 5-11 183

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for L.A. Rams, Troy Hill had 47 tackles which puts him in the 96.61 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Troy Hill as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 60.0 percentile among Corners this season.

The Arizona Roster

The Players to Watch for Arizona

Kyler Murray QB 5-10 207

This season, Kyler Murray has put up 2814 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has thrown 9 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 95.9thus far this season. Kyler Murray has thrown 9 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Kyler Murray has 650 rushing yards, which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 97 times this season, which puts him in the 100.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 10 rushing touchdowns this season.

Kenyan Drake RB 6-1 211

This season, Kenyan Drake has 719 rushing yards on 168 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 7 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Kenyan Drake picked up 84 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 15 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

DeAndre Hopkins WR 6-1 212

This season, DeAndre Hopkins picked up 967 yards. He caught the ball 77 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Angelo Blackson DT 6-4 319

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Arizona, Angelo Blackson has 12 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 72.73 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Budda Baker SS 5-10 195

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Arizona, Budda Baker had 63 tackles which puts him in the 98.88 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Budda Baker as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 78.85 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Dre Kirkpatrick CB 6-2 190

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Arizona, Dre Kirkpatrick had 39 tackles which puts him in the 87.71 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Dre Kirkpatrick as a ball hawker was able to pick off 3.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 93.18 percentile among Corners this season.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles Rams 22 Arizona Cardinals 23

Spread Pick: Arizona +3 -124 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Arizona +131 matchbook
Total Pick: Under 48.5 -105 BetOnline