2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 25, 2012
St. Louis at Arizona
Sunday 11/25 04:25 PM Eastern
3 units on St. Louis PICK () (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
The bloom has come off the rose for these two teams. The once 4-0 Arizona Cardinals have now gone 0-6. The once 3-2 Rams have now gone 0-5. Someone will break the losing streak in this one, and I believe the Rams have the best shot. The biggest reason is the their ability to get to the QB. They did so nine times in their first meeting where the Cardinals were kept out of the end-zone for the entire game. The Cards’ QBs have gone down an NFL-high 43 times, and no other team has surrendered more than 34 sacks. The offense is scoring just 16.3 points per game and ranks near the bottom of the league. That offense is averaging 12 ppg during their six-game losing streak. The Rams have had to deal with Green Bay, San Francisco and New England in three of their last four games, and should find things much easier going here. St. Louis has covered four straight in the division, and the Cardinals have covered just one of their last seven games overall. Jeff Fisher is at his best in expected close games, where his coaching acumen shines through, going 68-46 ATS in his career in games with a spread of -3 to +3. Fisher's teams are also 15-4 ATS when taking to the road vs. bad offenses like Arizona's (teams that average under 5.0 yards per play). Take the Rams in this one.