The Los Angeles Rams (7-3, 4-1 away) and Green Bay Packers (8-3, 4-0 home) square off in a pivotal NFC divisional showdown in Week 12 of NFL action. Los Angeles was off last week, while the Packers fell to the Minnesota Vikings, 34-31.
Sunday’s kickoff is a 4:25 p.m. EST inside Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. The Rams are a 1.5-point road favorite over the Packers, and the over-under total is 47 points.
What to Know – Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles need the bye week last week to regroup after taking losses in their last two contests. The Rams are well-rested and eager to get back in the win column and remain neck-and-neck with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West.
Offensively, the Rams score 27.1 points and average 400.0 yards of offense per game. The Rams are fifth in the league, throwing for 289.3 yards per game. The Rams defense holds opponents to 22.7 points and 368.5 yards of total offense.
In their Week 10 loss to San Francisco, the Rams turned the ball over twice and converted on just three of their ten first downs. Matthew Stafford completed 26-of-41 passes for 243 yards with one touchdown and a pair of interceptions. The Rams were bottled up on the ground, rushing for only 52 yards on ten carries.
The Rams are 4-6 against the spread this season with a 2-3 mark on the road. Los Angeles is 0-7 ATS in their last seven games in Green Bay.
What to Know – Green Bay Packers
The Packers need a short memory after last week’s thrilling loss to the Vikings on a game-winning field goal as time expired. Green Bay has dropped two out of their last three but still maintain the top spot in the NFC North.
Green Bay’s offense averages 22.5 points and 365.2 yards of total offense. The Packers’ defense surrenders 19.5 points and holds opponents to 337.5 yards of total offense.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t play like someone battling a toe injury. The veteran quarterback threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns in the loss. Wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught four passes for 123 yards and one touchdown while teammate Davante Adams hauled in seven receptions for 115 yards and a pair of scores.
Green Bay is 9-2 ATS this year and a perfect 4-0 at home. The Packers own a 6-1 record ATS against NFC teams in 2021.
The Pick is In
The weather and Lambeau Field will give the Packers a home-field advantage, but Green Bay has several injuries at key positions that are a concern. Both Green Bay starting cornerbacks, aren’t expected to play, leaving Stafford and his talented wide receiving core to face the second-team unit.
The Rams defense is suspect, and Rodgers will still be able to do his thing offensively, but last week showed that Rodgers can’t do it all for this team. Los Angeles hands Green Bay their first loss at home.
Betting Pick: Los Angeles Rams -1.5