The Los Angeles Rams travel to take on the Detroit Lions, at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Kickoff for this Wild Card round game is set for 8:00 PM ET and will be televised on NBC. f

LOS ANGELES RAMS VS DETROIT LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Rams +3

This game will be played at Ford Field at 8:00 ET on Sunday, January 14th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES RAMS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 25-22 in favor of the Lions.
  • Our projections have Matthew Stafford finishing with 246.906 passing yards on 21.855/33.248 passing.
  • The Lions are projected to finish with 363 yards of offense compared to the 339 yards for the Rams.

Will Los Angeles Be The Talk of Ford Field?

Going into the Wild Card round, Los Angeles is 2nd in the NFC-West with an overall record of 10-7. Within the NFC, they find themselves in 6th place. This season, the Rams boast an above .500 record versus the spread, currently standing at 10-6-1. Their average scoring margin for this season is +1.6.

With an average of 23.8 points per contest, the Los Angeles offense currently ranks 8th in the league. This season, Los Angeles' passing offense ranks 13th in passing attempts. With an average of 239 passing yards per game, they hold the 10th spot in the NFL.

On a per-attempt basis, the Rams average 4.3 yards while carrying the ball an average of 28.1 times per game. Regarding rushing yardage, they are 11th in the league.

In terms of defense, the Rams hold the 17th position in tackles for loss and are ranked 14th in sacks. Opponents are managing to score an average of 22.2 points and gain 337.9 yards per game against them.

Can the Lions Please their Home Crowd?

The Lions come into their matchup against the Rams with a 12-5 record. In the NFC-North, they are 1st and 3rd in NFC overall standings. The current scoring margin for the Lions' is +3.9, and this has contributed to their ATS record of 12-5.

Detroit's offense is 5th in the league, with an average of 27.1 points per contest. In this week's game, Detroit's passing game is currently 2nd in passing yards. Additionally, they are 9th in pass attempts, throwing an average of 35.6 passes each game.

On the ground, the Lions have carried the ball an average of 29.4 times per game and currently rank 5th in rushing yards. Their average rushing yards per attempt is 4.6.

Thus far, the Lions' defense has given up an average of 336.1 yards per game and 23.2 points per contest (22nd). Going into this game, they've allowed a completion percentage of 63.1% and have surrendered 28 passing touchdowns. When it comes to run defense, they rank 2nd in the NFL.