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NFL: Washington Commanders vs. LA Rams Prediction 12/17/2023

The Washington Commanders (4-9) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Rams (6-7) on Sunday, December 17th. This game will be played at SoFi Stadium in SoFi Stadium and televised on CBS. Both the Commanders and Rams will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 ET.

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The Commanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Commanders will be looking to get back on track this week, following their 45-15 loss to the Dolphins. The Commanders had a 30-point loss, resulting in a defeat on their ATS record. They were 9-point underdogs going into the game.

Quarterback Sam Howell finished the game with just 127 yards passing and did not throw for a touchdown. However, he did find the endzone two times on the ground and ran for 21 yards.

In their most recent matchup against the Dolphins, the Commanders defense gave up 77.1849593495935 first downs on the ground. In total, Miami managed to gain 123 rushing yards against the Commanders’ defense. Against the pass, they gave up 283 yards.

In the current season, the Commanders hold an overall record of 4-9, placing them at 4th in the NFC-East. Their performance consists of a 3-6 record as underdogs and 1-3 when they are favored.

The Commanders’ scoring margin thus far is currently at -10.3. This has contributed to an ATS record of 5-7-1. This season, the Commanders have an over/under record and have an average margin of +8.2 compared to their over/under lines. Their games have been averaging 50.5 points per game.

Commanders Injury Report

  • John Ridgeway III – Shin (Questionable)
  • Curtis Brooks – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Brian Robinson Jr. – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Braeden Daniels – Shoulder (Out)
  • Ricky Stromberg – Knee (Out)
  • Armani Rogers – Achilles (Out)
  • Emmanuel Forbes Jr. – Elbow (Questionable)
  • David Bada – Triceps (Out)
  • Saahdiq Charles – Calf (Out)
  • De’Jon Harris – Quad (Out)
  • Dax Milne – Groin (Out)
  • Shaka Toney – Suspension (Out)
  • Darrick Forrest – Shoulder (Out)
  • Jamin Davis – Shoulder (Out)
  • James Smith-Williams – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Efe Obada – Leg (Out)
  • Jeremy Reaves – Knee (Out)

The Rams Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Rams will be looking to get back on track this week, following their 37-31 loss to the Ravens. Despite the loss to Baltimore, the Rams did cover the spread. They were 7.5-point underdogs before the game.

Against the Ravens, quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 23 of 41 passes for 294 yards and a passer rating of 103. For the game, Stafford finished with three passing touchdowns.

Los Angeles’ defense went up against a Baltimore offense that turned to the pass 43 times, resulting in 310 yards gained through the air. On passing plays, the Rams allowed a completion percentage of 55.8%, and they conceded a total of 449 yards in offensive production to the Ravens.

This week will be the Rams’ 9th game against an NFC opponent. Their overall record is 6-7 while going 4-4 against other teams in the NFC. In the standings, Los Angeles is 2nd in the division and 8th in the NFC.

As the underdog, Los Angeles has gone 3-3-1 this season compared to their ATS record of 4-2 as the favorite. At home, the Rams are 2-3-1 ATS and 5-2 vs. the spread on the road. So far this season, games involving Los Angeles have averaged 45.3 points, ranking them 10th in the NFL. They currently have an over/under record of 6-7, with an average OU line of 44.3 points.

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  • Quentin Lake – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Stetson Bennett – Non Injury Related (Out)
  • Tutu Atwell – Head (Questionable)
  • Hunter Long – Knee (acl) (Out)
  • Ronnie Rivers – Knee (Out)
  • Duke Shelley – Hamstring (Out)
  • Tyler Higbee – Neck (Questionable)
  • Rob Havenstein – Hip (Questionable)

Commanders Offense Breakdown

For this season, the Washington offense has an average of 20.1 points per game, placing them at 20th in the league.

Among the other teams in the league Washington ranks 11th in the NFL for passing yards per game with an average of 236.2. Their passing yards per attempt, 6, places them 14th.

With 99.9 rushing yards per game, the Commanders hold the 23rd spot in the NFL. This average is coming on an average of 21.9 rushing attempts (28th).

Rams Offense Breakdown

With an average of 23 points per contest, the Los Angeles offense currently ranks 10th in the league.

In terms of the passing game, Rams have an average 234.9 passing yards per game, placing them 12th in the league rankings. At present, 58% of their first downs have come through the passing game.

Los Angeles comes in with an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 26.8 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the league.

Commanders Team Defense

In terms of turnovers, the Washington defense has 13 takeaways, which is 11th in the NFL. Overall, they are giving up 30.4 points per game and 379.8 yards.

Rams Team Defense

Defensively, Los Angeles is 18th in points allowed. So far, opponents are averaging 22.3 points per game against them on 339.9 yards allowed per contest.

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  • In their last five road games, Washington has averaged 17 points per game while allowing 24. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • Los Angeles has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 23 points per game while allowing 23. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Commanders have an ATS mark of just 2-2-1 in their last five games. Washington posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Rams have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.

Commanders vs Rams Prediction

My point spread pick, is Washington as 6.5-point underdogs. I expect Washington to continue their impressive rushing game, as seen in their recent matchup with Miami. I’ll be getting a bet down on Washington before the game starts.

The analysis we’ve been running for this game has the Commanders and Rams finishing with a combined 43 points. With the over/under line sitting at 49, I’m getting a bet down on the under.

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