Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams - 12/16/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) at Los Angeles Rams (11-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 8:20 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -11.5 -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Rams meet in week 15 NFL action from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday night football.
The Philadelphia Eagles will look for a win to get back to .500 and stay in the playoff hunt after falling to 6-7 with a 29-23 overtime loss to Dallas in their last outing. Carson Wentz has thrown for 3,074 yards, 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 69.6% passing while Josh Adams leads Philly’s running back group with 412 rushing yards this season. Zach Ertz leads the Eagles with 98 catches for 1,016 yards and 6 touchdowns while Neolson Agholor has 53 grabs for 572 yards this season. Defensively, Michael Bennett leads the Eagles with 8 sacks and Fletcher Cox has 6.5 sacks while Malcolm Jenkins leads the Eagles with 62 tackles this season. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 352.7 yards of total offense ad 21.6 points per game this season.
The Los Angeles Rams will look to continue their pursuit of home field throughout the playoffs but had a misstep in their last outing, falling by a final score of 15-6 at the hands of Chicago in their last outing. Jared Goff has thrown for 3,934 yards, 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while Todd Gurley has rushed for 1,203 yards and 15 touchdowns this year. Brandin Cooks leads L.A. with 1,048 yards and 3 touchdown grabs on 66 catches while Robert Woods has a team-high 71 receptions for 1,032 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Aaron Donald leads not only the Rams but the entire NFL with 16.5 sacks this season while Cory Littleton leads L.A. with 74 tackles this year. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 422.5 yards of total offense and 32.7 points per game this season.
Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 21-6 in their last 27 road games. Los Angeles is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss. Philadelphia is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles.
The Eagles have flat out owned the Rams over the years, and with the Rams looking human last week, the points hold some value on the surface. However, there’s word that came out that Wentz won’t be playing in this game due to back soreness, and that the Eagles could be shutting Wentz down for the season, and if that’s the case, I’m not sure how confident I am in the Eagles hanging around here. Sure, Philadelphia’s got Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title last season, but stepping in after 13-14 weeks on the bench and having to go shot-for-shot with one of the league’s best offensive units isn’t an enviable task. I think the Rams bounce back in a big way here, so I’ll side with the Rams and lay the points in this one.