Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers Betting Preview
The Green Bay Packers (5-8, 3-3 home) welcome the Los Angeles Rams (4-9, 1-4 away) in a Monday Night Football showdown between two NFC foes nearing the end of a disappointing season for both squads with a small chance at the postseason.
Green Bay has won four of the last five meetings between the two teams.
Monday’s contest kicks off at 8:15 p.m. EST inside the confines of Lambeau Field, where temperatures are forecasted to be in the teens. Green Bay is a seven-point favorite, and the over/under total is 39.5 points.
What to Know – Los Angeles Rams
The defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams likely won’t be returning to the postseason to defend their title. Los Angeles had lost six in a row before a fourth-quarter comeback last week broke the losing streak in a 17-16 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Rams have the worst scoring offense in the NFC, averaging only 16.8 points and 283.0 yards of total offense per contest. Defensively, Los Angeles ranks in the middle of the NFL, allowing 22.8 points and 330.5 yards per contest to opposing teams.
Baker Mayfield was picked up by the Rams at the beginning of last week and immediately made an impact, getting the start for L.A. and completing 22-of-35 passes for 230 yards and the game-winning touchdown throw with ten seconds remaining.
Los Angeles is 3-8-1 against the spread this season and 1-3-1 ATS in road contents. The Rams are 0-8 ATS in its last eight matchups against the Green Bay Packers.
What to Know – Green Bay Packers
Green Bay has also suffered an underachieving season after beginning the year 3-1. Since Week 4, the Packers have picked up just two victories and incurred a five-game losing streak.
On offense, the Packers fall in the lower half of the league, scoring 20.2 points and averaging 345.6 yards of offense per game. Green Bay’s defense limits opponents to 23.2 points and 347.7 yards of total offense.
The emergence of rookie wide receiver Christian Watson over the last month has been a major development for an offense trying to find a primary pass-catcher. After not finding the endzone in the first six games, Watson has scored seven times and eclipsed 100 yards twice.
The Packers 5-8 ATS this year with a 2-4 record ATS at Lambeau Field. Green Bay is 6-1 ATS over the previous seven games against opponents from the AFC West.
The Pick is In
Was the addition of Mayfield the spark the Rams needed to turn the Rams season around over the last month of action? Los Angeles has the pieces to win out, but it starts Monday night on the road against Green Bay.
The Packers are well-rested after last week’s bye and haven’t been completely eliminated from the playoffs, either. Green Bay is a tough team at home, but the Packers aren’t going to blow anyone out. We’ll grab the points here with confidence.