Los Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins - 9/17/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Redskins (0-1) at Los Angeles Rams (1-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:25 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -2.5 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in NFL action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Washington Redskins need a bounce back performance after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, 30-17. The Washington Redskins have split their last four road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Cousins has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Terrelle Pryor Sr. and Ryan Grant have combined for 127 receiving yards on 10 catches while Chris Thompson has four receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 64 yards per contest, and Cousins leads the way with 30 yards on four carries. Defensively, Washington is allowing 30 points and 356 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Washington Redskins with 12 tackles, Preston Smith has one sack and Ryan Kerrigan has one interception.
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The Los Angeles Rams look for another victory after waxing the Indianapolis Colts, 46-9. The Los Angeles Rams have lost seven of their last eight home games. Jared Goff is completing 72.4 percent of his passes for 306 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his eight career games. Cooper Kupp and Sammy Watkins have combined for 134 receiving yards and one touchdown while Todd Gurley has five receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 63 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 40 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing nine points and 225 yards per game. Michael Brockers leads the Los Angeles Rams with five tackles, Ethan Westbrooks has one sack and Lamarcus Joyner has one interception.
The Redskins are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Rams are 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 games in September, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Redskins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings, the underdog is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings and the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
There's a lot of money coming in on the Rams considering they opened up as slight underdogs. While nobody is predicting playoffs for this young team, the Rams did make a statement in their blowout week one victory and will continue to compete if the offense can keep up with the defense. The Redskins have a lot of new guys who are trying to find their way, and the offense is going to have a hard time this season if Cousins is going to lead the team in rushing. I don't like teams that are traveling across the country and it's hard to be impressed with how the Redskins looked in their opening week. So, while I still have doubts about these Rams and their QB play most of all, I'm going to predict a 2-0 start for the home team.