NFL Pick: Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
Rams in Division Race as Giants Try for Second Win
The Los Angeles Rams (5-2 Overall, 3-0 Away) play the New York Giants (1-6 Overall, 0-3 Home) today, Sunday, Nov 5 at 1 p.m. E.T. The Giants are seeking their first home win today. Our Rams play Giants 2017 NFL free pick offers NY at -5.0 and the over/under at 42.5. Los Angeles has won four of their last five with their only loss being 16-10 to Seattle. Their last win was 33-0 against Arizona. The one win for NY was in Denver three weeks ago when they beat the Broncos 23-10. Two weeks ago, when they last played, they lost to Seattle 24-7. Both teams are coming off of bye weeks.
Los Angeles- Pluses and Minuses
The Rams are scoring on average 30.3 PPG, while holding opponents to 19.7. Their rush attack is minimal. QB Jared Goff (59.9 COMP%, 9 TDs, 4 INTs) has had a strong second season, making more strong choices and fewer mistakes. RB Todd Gurley II (627 YDs, 4.3 AVG, 5 TDs) has been a major asset in the ground and air game. Gurley has 27 catches and three reception touchdowns, averaging 10.9 YPC. WR Cooper Cup has three TD grabs and is averaging 13.7 YPC.
The Los Angeles D has been very tough this season. They have nine picks, 23 sacks, and seven FF. Corners Trumaine Johnson (26 TCKLs, 1 INT, 5 PD) and Nickell Robey-Coleman (22 TCKLs, 2 INT, 4 PD) are shutdown guys. LB Mark Barron (50 TCKLs, 1 SCK, 3 TFL) leads the D. He has two picks and two passes defended.
- Goff has been disciplined
- Offense offers balance between air and ground
- Defense can make big plays
New York- Pluses and Minuses
The Giants have been averaging a mere 16.0 PPG, while they’re allowing 22.3. QB Eli Manning (64.2 COMP%, 10 TD, 5 INT) has been inconsistent this season. He’s been susceptible to the sack and is now without one of his top receivers, Odell Beckham, for the rest of the season. Rookie TE Evan Engram has been a go-to guy as he’s had 27 catches with three being for TDs. RB Orleans Darkwa (51 ATT, 271 YDs, 5.4 AVG, 1 TD) is the team’s top rusher.
The Giant defense has certainly underperformed. With a mere 13 sacks, three interceptions and six forced fumbles. DE Jason Pierre-Paul leads the team with 4.5 sacks. Corner Eli Apple has eight PD and two fumble recoveries.
- Giants are hurting injury-wise
- Manning and Engram connection important
- D needs to step up
Three Major Takeaways
Here are our three primary takeways for our Rams play Giants 2017 NFL free pick.
- Rams are playing for a playoff spot
- Los Angeles D has edge over NY
- NY can score if Manning can connect
Our Rams at Giants Free Pick
Neither team has a great defense, In fact, NY is dealing with a lot of injuries on that side of the ball. We think there will be a lot of points scored today. Rams play Giants 2017 NFL free pick like the over at 42.5. We also like Los Angeles with the points. We’re taking the Rams at +5.0.