Rams vs Lions NFL Betting prediction

NFL: LA Rams vs. Detroit Lions Prediction 1/14/2024

The Los Angeles Rams (10-7) travel to face off against the Detroit Lions (12-5) on Sunday, January 14th. This game will be played at Ford Field in Ford Field and televised on NBC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 8:00 ET.

Rams vs Lions

The Rams Are Coming Off A Winlos angeles rams betting

In the most recent game they played, the Rams picked up a win over the 49ers by a score of 21-20. Besides their outright victory, the Rams also covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs.

Carson Wentz wrapped up the game with 163 passing yards and a passer rating of 99. Overall, he completed 17 of 24 passes.

The Rams’ defense concluded their last game with three sacks and one interception. The team’s secondary allowed 175 passing yards, while their rush defense permitted 125 rushing yards.

In their game against the Lions, the Rams will aim to improve their 10-7 record. This positions them 2nd in the NFC-West and 6th in the NFC.

This season, the Rams find themselves above .500 versus the spread with a record of 10-6-1. Their average scoring margin for this season stands at +1.6. So far this season, the Rams hold an over/under record of 9-8. The average over/under betting line in their games has been 44.3 points, and their games have averaged a combined 45.9 points.

Rams Injury Report

  • Hunter Long – Thigh (Out)
  • Ochaun Mathis – Knee (Out)
  • Cooper Kupp – Hamstring (Out)

The Lions Are Coming Off A Win

The Lions are coming off a win in their last game where they beat the Vikings with a score of 30-20. Since they were favored by 3.5 against the Vikings, the Lions secured an ATS victory.

Offensively, Jared Goff ended with 320 passing yards with a completion rate of 71%. The Lions ran the ball 23 times, gaining 70 yards. The team converted 1 of 9 third-down opportunities.

The Detroit’s defense was up against a Minnesota offense that had 44 passing attempts in week 18, resulting in 359 yards through the air. On passing plays, the Lions allowed a completion rate of 68.2%, and they surrendered a total of 448 yards of offense to the Vikings.

In the NFC-North standings, the Lions are placed 1st with a record of 12-5. Within the NFC, Detroit holds the 3rd spot as they approach Wild Card round.

The current scoring margin for the Lions’ is +3.9, and this has contributed to their ATS record of 12-5. So far this season, Detroit games are 3rd in total points. Their over/under record is 11-6 and the average over/under line for their games is 47.1 points.

Lions Injury Report

  • Julian Okwara – Arm (Out)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee (Out)detroit lions betting
  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Jameson Williams – Suspension (Out)
  • Hendon Hooker – Knee (Out)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)

Rams Offense Breakdown

With an average of 23.8 points per contest, the Los Angeles offense currently ranks 8th in the league.

Los Angeles’ passing offense enters this week’s game with a ranking of 10th in passing yards. Furthermore, they hold the 13th spot in attempts, averaging 34.3 passes per game.

The Rams hold the 11th position in the NFL with 120.3 rushing yards per game. This average has come on an average of 28.1 rushing attempts (12th).

Lions Offense Breakdown

Detroit’s offense comes in with an average of 27.1 points per game, which is currently 5th in the league.

This season, the Detroit passing offense is 9th in passing attempts. Their average of 258.9 passing yards per contest is 2nd compared to other teams.

So far, the Lions have run the ball an average of 29.4 times per game and currently hold the 5th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 4.6 yards which is 5th.

Rams Team Defense

Thus far, the Rams’ defense has given up an average of 337.9 yards per game and 22.2 points per contest (18th). Going into this game, they’ve allowed a completion percentage of 60.8% and have surrendered 24 passing touchdowns. When it comes to run defense, they rank 12th in the NFL.

Lions Team Defense

On the defensive side of the ball, the Lions give up an average of 247.4 passing yards and 88.8 rushing yards per game. Looking at their sack numbers, Detroit is currently ranked 14th in the league. So far, they are giving up 23.2 points per game and 336.1 yards.

Rams vs Lions Trends

  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 23 points per game while allowing 23. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Across the Lions last ten home games, the team averaged 23 points per game while allowing 23. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 8-2, while going 7-3 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • The Lions have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Rams vs Lions Prediction

Even though the Rams are the 3-point underdogs on the road, I like them to cover the spread against the Lions. In their last game, the Lions defense struggled to get off the field, giving up 24 first-downs. Look for the Rams offense to take advantage of facing a struggling defense.

If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, the data we have suggests this game finishing below 51.5 points. For this game, my money is on the under.

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