Spread on Rams Game Today
Each week of the NFL season, sportsbooks set a spread on the upcoming games. The spread is the amount of points by which the bookmaker believes one team will beat the other.
Today’s spread on the Rams game was 8.5 points in favor of the facing team, the Arizona Cardinals.
Why the Spread Favored the Cardinals
- Defense: The Cardinals possess one of the best defenses in the league, averaging about 14 points against per game. The Rams are averaging close to 24 points against per game.
- Offense: The Cardinals have an effective combination of veteran receiver DeAndre Hopkins, quarterback Kyler Murray, and running back Kenyan Drake.
Why the Spread Might be Wrong
Despite the 8.5-point spread, there are some factors that may indicate that the spread might be wrong:
- The Rams have been playing better in recent games: The Rams have been revitalized with the return of wide receiver Cooper Kupp. In their last three games, the Rams have won two, and their most recent win was against the Seattle Seahawks.
- The Rams have experience: The Rams have veterans on their team with a long winning history in the NFL. This includes quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley and defensive back Eric Weddle.
Whether the spread is correct or not, it is certain that the Rams game today will be an exciting match-up. It will be interesting to see how the Rams use their newfound momentum and experience to keep up with the powerful Cardinals offense.