Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Rams odds, picks and prediction
The winless Detroit Lions (0-6) will visit the Los Angeles Rams (5-1) on Sunday afternoon for a Week 7 matchup. Kickoff between these two NFC teams will be at 4:05 p.m. ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Below, we look at the Lions vs. Rams odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets.
The Lions are the last winless team left in the NFL, dropping their first six games under QB Jared Goff and coach Dan Campbell. They've had two close calls up to this point, losing 19-17 to both the Ravens and Vikings on last-second field goals, but neither the offense nor the defense has been particularly impressive through six weeks.
The Rams, on the other hand, are playing some of their best football. They've allowed just 28 total points in the last two weeks after giving up 37 to the Cardinals in Week 4. L.A. is trending in the right direction defensively. QB Matthew Stafford is playing well, too, throwing 16 touchdown passes - including four against the Giants last week.
Lions at Rams odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Lions +700 (bet $100 to win $700) | Rams -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Lions +15.5 (-108) | Rams -15.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 50.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Lions at Rams key injuries
- TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) questionable
- OLB Trey Flowers (knee) questionable
- RB D'Andre Swift (groin) questionable
- DE Nick Williams (knee) questionable
- C Brian Allen (illness) questionable
- RB Sony Michel (shoulder) questionable
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Lions at Rams odds, lines, predictions and picks
Rams 31, Lions 17
The Rams are heavily favored in this one, and rightfully so. They're at home facing a winless team after blowing out the Giants 38-11. They should absolutely win this game and most likely will, but when it comes to value, it's hard to see much with a money line of -1200.
I would PASS on the money line and instead consider wagering on the spread where there's a much greater reward.
The Rams haven't been favored by this many points all season, but it's not uncharted territory for Sean McVay's squad.
Since 2017, the Rams have been favored by at least 10 points in 10 games, covering six times and losing outright twice. The only other time they were favored by at least 15 points was last season against the Jets, a game they lost 23-20.
I like the LIONS +15.5 (-108) to cover the spread and keep it within two touchdowns.
The total has gone Over in four of the Rams' six games but only twice in Lions games this season. Detroit's offense is only scoring 18.2 points per game and ranks 28th in the NFL, and they'll be going up against a team that knows their quarterback very well.
I like the UNDER 50.5 (-108) in this one.
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