Rams vs Cardinals: Monday Night Football Week 14 Picks

  • Date & Location: Monday, December 13, 2021, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Time: Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 PM ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN

Week 13’s Monday Night Football game was an important one. In that matchup, the 8-4 New England Patriots faced the 7-4 Buffalo Bills in Buffalo. The game was played under incredibly windy conditions and it was the Patriots running game and defense that carried them to a 14-10 record and the win. The victory was the seventh win in a row for a New England club who started the season with a 2-4 record. Now 9-4, the Patriots are the No. 1 team in the AFC.

The Week 14 MNF game is also crucial. The battle between the Los Angeles Rams (8-4) and Arizona Cardinals (10-2) features the top two teams in the NFC West. Arizona is also the No. 1 team in the NFC. This is the second meeting between these teams. Arizona defeated Los Angeles 37-20 in Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season.

Before we look at the line for the last game on the Week 13 slate, be sure to check out the top betting sites for NFL football in 2021, as well as NFL MVP betting resources.

Rams vs. Cardinals Odds

BetOnlineSpreadMoney LineTotal Points
Los Angeles Rams+1 (+108)+115Ov 51 (-110)
Arizona Cardinals-1 (-128)-135Un 51 (-110)

Rams vs. Cardinals

Arizona enters this contest on a two-game winning streak. The Cardinals defeated the Bears 33-22 in Week 13. The teams’ two losses on the season came in Week 8 and Week 10. Los Angeles ended a three-game losing skid in Week 13 with a 37-7 win over Jacksonville. The Rams’ three consecutive losses were against Tennessee, San Francisco, and Green Bay. Tennessee is first in the AFC South at 8-4, Green Bay is first in the NFC North at 9-3 and the 49ers are a .500 team at 6-6.

In the Rams’ most recent outing, Matthew Stafford threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns, Sony Michel had 121 yards on the ground and Cooper Kupp snagged eight passes for 129 yards and a touchdown. The Arizona defense held the Jaguars to 197 yards of total offense.

Cardinals TO BEAT RAMS
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As for Arizona, the Cardinals saw quarterback Kyler Murray and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins return from injuries after missing three games each. Murray threw for 123 yards and two touchdowns while James Conner led the club in both rushings (75) and receiving (36) yards while scoring one touchdown. Chicago did put up 329 yards against the Arizona defense.

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MNF Best Bets

I expect this will be a close game, but I think the Rams will get back the game they lost earlier this season.

Pick: Rams to win.

With Los Angeles being the pick and the spread being what it is, I think the Rams will cover as well.

Pick: Rams to cover +1.

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Both teams are playing well on the offensive side of the ball, so I expect both teams to be able to put up a decent number of points. With that, take the over in this one.

Pick: Over 51 points.

Rams vs. Cardinals OVER 51 POINTS
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Trent Reinsmith

Trent covers UFC and MMA for MTS. He currently covers MMA for MMA Junkie and Forbes. He has also written for Vice, Bloody Elbow, Fight! Magazine, UFC 360, and Narratively among others. He has been involved with MMA since he and some friends threw some money together to purchase the pay-per-view of UFC 1, and the rest is history.