Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Rams - 10/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams (5-0) at Denver Broncos (2-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos +7 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos meet Sunday in NFL action at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
The Los Angeles Rams look for their third road victory of the season to remain one of two undefeated teams in the league. The Los Angeles Rams have won each of their last five road games. Jared Goff is completing 72.3 percent of his passes for 1,727 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 13 games. Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp have combined for 890 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Robert Woods has 29 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 131.2 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley leads the way with 415 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19.6 points and 341.4 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 42 tackles, Ndamukong Suh has three sacks and Marcus Peters has one interception.
The Denver Broncos could use a statement victory to snap a three-game losing streak and get back to a .500 record. The Denver Broncos have lost five of their last eight home games. Case Keenum is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Keenum has thrown at least one interception in all five games this season. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas have combined for 659 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Courtland Sutton has 10 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 137 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 328 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Denver is allowing 26.2 points and 395.8 yards per game. Todd Davis leads the Denver Broncos with 34 tackles, Von Miller has four sacks and Adam Jones has one interception.
The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games in Week 6. The Broncos are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 7-19-2 ATS in their last 28 games on grass and 6-19-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Broncos last 11 games in October and the over is 8-3 in Rams last 11 games overall.
The Los Angeles Rams have been a little shaky defensively the last couple of games and playing back-to-back road games is never easy in this league. However, the Rams are still outscoring teams by 15 points this season and have scored no less than 33 points in every game. The Denver Broncos are being outscored by 11.6 points during their three-game losing streak and have scored more than 20 points just once in their last four games. The Los Angeles Rams are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games when favored by at least seven points, and that includes a 2-1-1 ATS record this season. The Denver Broncos are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games when an underdog of at least seven points. It's never easy to play in Denver and the Rams have some key players banged up on the offensive side of the ball. However, the Rams have been so consistent this season that I'm not sure it matters. I'm going to ride the hot hand. The numbers also suggest the Broncos don't have the firepower to keep up with the Rams offensively. I'll eat the touchdown.