Eagles at Rams 12/16/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams
NFL: 8:20 PM EST
Dec. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : LAR -9 Total 53.5
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will play host to a Sunday night NFL clash between the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams.
The defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles have been decimated by injuries and are a game below .500 overall. On Sunday, Philadelphia missed an opportunity to move into a tie for the NFC East lead during a 29-23 overtime loss at Dallas. Carson Wentz threw for three touchdowns for the Eagles, who were torched for 576 yards of total offense.
Through thirteen games, Philadelphia ranks 20th in total offense and scores at an uninspiring 21.6 point clip. Los Angeles counters with a defense that ranks 18th in yards allowed and surrenders 24.1 points per contest.
The Los Angeles Rams have won 11 of their first 13 games and are tied with New Orleans for the best record in the NFC. The Rams have yet to lose at home and are led by All-Pro RB Todd Gurley, who has rushed for 1,203 yards. On Sunday, Los Angeles was outmatched during a 15-6 loss at Chicago. Jared Goff was picked off four times and Gurley was limited to just 28 yards on the ground.
For the season, Los Angeles ranks third in total offense and averages an impressive 32.7 points per game. The Eagles have plenty of holes on a defense that ranks 25th in yards allowed and is giving up 22.7 points on average.
Recent Betting Trends:
Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
Over is 21-6 in Eagles last 27 road games.
Over is 4-1 in Rams last 5 home games.
Eagles are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Rams -9
Philadelphia RB Corey Clement suffered a sprained knee in the loss against Dallas and is listed as questionable for this matchup. Los Angeles could not get their ground game going against Chicago and their play action passing game was taken away. Look for the Rams to establish Gurley early and pull away in the second half to cover at home. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Rams win and cover ATS 35-17.