Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions - 12/2/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Rams (10-1) at Detroit Lions (4-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Ford Field)
The Line: Detroit Lions +10 -- Over/Under: 55.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions meet Sunday in NFL action at the Ford Field.
The Los Angeles Rams look for their 11th victory of the season to inch closer to the top seed in the NFC. The Los Angeles Rams have won four of their last five road games. Jared Goff is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards, 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods have combined for 1,868 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Todd Gurley II has 43 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 138.5 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 1,043 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 25.6 points and 372.5 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 91 tackles, Aaron Donald has 14.5 sacks and John Johnson III has three interceptions.
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The Detroit Lions look to play spoiler at this point after losing four of their last five games. The Detroit Lions have split their last six home games. Matthew Stafford is completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,841 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Stafford has three or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. have combined for 1,312 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Theo Riddick has 48 receptions. The Detroit Lions ground game is averaging 101.4 yards per contest, and Kerryon Johnson leads the way with 641 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 26 points and 355.5 yards per game. Jarrad Davis leads the Detroit Lions with 66 tackles, Devon Kennard has six sacks and Darius Slay has two interceptions.
The Rams are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in December, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lions are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games in December, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Lions last 5 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Rams last 13 road games.
The Los Angeles Rams have had an extra week to prepare for this game, and while the wins have been piling up, six of their last seven victories have been decided by seven or less points. The Detroit Lions haven't played since Thanksgiving and the offense has been held to 20 or less points in four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Rams have split their last 10 games ATS as a double-digit favorite. The Detroit Lions have split their last six games as a double-digit underdog. I'm not laying double-digit points with a Rams team that has countless last minute victories, but I'm certainly not backing the Lions in their current form. Instead, I'll take the over. The Rams in a dome should light it up offensively. The Lions are better offensively than what they've shown recently and Stafford is the king of garbage points when games are out of hand. Expect high scoring. Give me the over.