Sunday night was magical, drama on the field, many huge talking points and a winning 9/1 acca landed.
This round has one more game left for us to enjoy, with the Cardinals travelling to face the Rams on Monday night.
As it’s the only game on the slate, we have put together a bet builder, which pays out at 15/2.
- Rams -3.5
- Under 49.5 total points
- Cooper Kupp anytime TD
- Sony Michel over 49.5 rushing yards
First of all, let’s look at the game and here we fancy the Rams. They are certainly the team in better form, although did lose last weekend, though can be forgiven for that, given it was a wild one. They had won four prior to that, including a seven point victory in Arizona against the Cardinals back in December.
The Cards started 7-0 this season, but the team that has finished the campaign, is not the same. They won just four of their last 10, ending 11-6, the appeal has certainly wore off them as the season has developed.
The key to winning this is the Stafford-Kupp combination that we have seen all season long, if Cooper Kupp gets rolling, the Rams are going to control this and force the Cardinals to take risks.
We think he will, the Rams can manage the game from the front and run out winners covering the spread.
Under 49.5 Points
Both teams have shown signs of struggling to score touchdowns in recent weeks, the Cardinals more so than the Rams, and we think that will lead to the under line being hit here.
The total of 49.5 points is based on these two being at their best, and both offensive units putting on a strong showing. We don’t think that will happen, and we also think the Rams will run the ball quite a lot if they get ahead.
That will lead to time coming off the clock quicker, and it would be no surprise to see the game end with a fairly low points total of around 40.
Cooper Kupp Anytime TD
Cooper Kupp has found a wonderful connection with Matthew Stafford, leading him to a career year, and we don’t think it’s over yet.
In his last five games, Kupp has scored five touchdowns, including one against the Cardinals in December. He’s scored 16 touchdowns, and regardless of where the Rams are on the field, he is the main target of Stafford, and can thrive off that again in this one.
No defence has had an answer for these two, and while the teams have already met so Arizona have a good angle on Kupp, that still won’t be enough to stop him, we are backing the Rams number one receiver to score a touchdown anytime in the game.
Sony Michel Over 49.5 Rushing Yards
We think the Rams will get ahead in this one, and when they do, they will look to control the game by running a little more often that we are used to seeing from them.
The more the ball is with Sony Michel, the better he is, we fancy him for a big game, and a regular stream of yards on the board.
In his last five, Michel has been over 70 yards on four occasions, including 79 against the Cardinals and a whopping 131 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Michel has a good chance of hitting this without the Rams using their run game more than they usually do, but with the prospect of that, it makes this rushing yard bet appeal even more, and rounds off our bet builder for the night.