Rams at Lions 12/2/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions
NFL: 1:00 PM EST
Dec. 02, 2018
The Los Angeles Rams head to Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday to play the Detroit Lions. The Rams won a shootout with the Kansas City Chiefs last Monday 54-51 and enjoyed a bye week during Week 12. Jared Goff’s 40-yard touchdown pass with 1:49 remaining in the game put the Rams ahead for good in a game that featured 14 touchdowns and little to no defense for either team.
Detroit was beaten on Thanksgiving Day by the Chicago Bears 23-16. The Lions led 13-6 entering the fourth quarter, but were outscored 14-3 by the Bears. In the loss, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford passed for 236 yards, but threw two fourth quarterback interceptions. The Lions have now lost four of the last five and are in last place in the NFC North.
Rams quarterback Jared Goff has thrown for 3,547 yards, 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. The leading rusher is Todd Gurley with 1,043 yards and 13 touchdowns. Brandin Cooks leads all Rams receivers with 964 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, Cory Littleton is the leading tackler with 91, while Aaron Donald leads in sacks with 14.5.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown for 2,841 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The leading rusher for the Lions is Kerryon Johnson with 641 yards and three touchdowns. Kenny Golladay leads all receivers with 805 yards and five touchdowns. On defense, Jarrad Davis leads the team in tackles with 66, while Devon Kennard is the sacks leader with 6.0.
Recent Betting Trends:
Los Angeles is 0-3-1 ATS in its last 4
The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Rams last 13 on the road
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Lions last 5 at home
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Rams -9.5
The Rams are having a much more successful season than are the Lions. The Rams high-octane offense put up 54 points against the Chiefs while the Lions offense could muster just 16 in a loss to the Bears. The Rams defense may have given up 51 points to the Chiefs, but Aaron Donald already has 14.5 sacks on the season and will cause Matthew Stafford fits the entire game. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Rams win and cover ATS 34-20.