Rams vs Cardinals Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 3 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Rams vs. Cardinals expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 game.
Rams vs. Cardinals expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The first two weeks of the NFL season have been crazy so far, but thankfully we have another week of exciting showdowns to look forward to. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is an NFC West tilt between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals.

After a season-opening loss, the Rams feel much better following their Week 2 31-27 win against the Atlanta Falcons. On the other hand, the Cardinals also have some momentum after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders, 29-23, in overtime last week.

Both teams boast talented offenses, although neither team's defense has really shown up this season. Which team will have the better all-around performance to walk out of Week 3 with the victory?

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Rams vs Cardinals Week 3 matchup.

Rams vs Cardinals Projections

ESPN FPIRams (52.9%)
numberFireRams (58.3%)
FiveThirtyEightRams (51%)
Betting FavoriteRams (-3.5)

Projected Winner: Rams (4)

Rams vs Cardinals Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Rams (8)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsRams (4), Cardinals (1)
CBS Sports ExpertsRams (7), Cardinals (1)

Expert Totals: Rams (19), Cardinals (2)

There's very little faith in a Cardinals victory this week. All four projections point to a Rams win, while 90.5% of experts expect Los Angeles to be victorious for the home fans.

Interestingly enough, FiveThirtyEight gives the Cardinals their best shot of winning at 49%.

Nevertheless, the Rams are 10-1 in their last 11 games against the Cardinals for a reason. Judging by the above picks and projections, it's likely that trend will continue this weekend.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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