Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams - 9/20/20 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in NFL action from Lincoln Financial Field.
The Rams started out the season on a high note in Week 1, grinding out a tense 20-17 victory over the Cowboys to move to 1-0. As for Philadelphia, they played Washington in their 2020 debut. Things didn’t go so well for the Eagles however, as they fell 27-17. Check back all season long for free NFL picks and NFL predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Rams had a tough time dispatching the Cowboys in their Week 1 opener. Los Angeles was down 14-13 at halftime but held Dallas to just three points in the second half. A third-quarter touchdown from the Rams proved to be the difference in the 20-17 win.
Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff had a so-so-day on 20-of-31 passing, no touchdowns and an interception in that one. Malcolm Brown picked up the slack on the ground however, notching 79 yards and two scores on 18 carries. Robert Woods was the leading receiver for the Rams with six catches for 105 yards.
Over on the Eagles’ side, they had a rough time in the opener versus Washington, and let the game slip away with a bad final two quarters. Philadelphia was up 17-7 at halftime, but were outscored 20-0 in the second half for a 10-point loss and a missed opportunity at an important division win.
In the Sunday loss, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz managed 270 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 24-of-42 passing. Wentz started out pretty well, but became erratic in the latter part of the game. Boston Scott led a pretty tepid rushing attack with 35 yards on nine carries in that one, and Dallas Goedert had 101 yards and a TD on eight catches.
The Rams are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games on grass and 4-1 ATS in their last six games as a road underdog. Los Angeles is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as a home favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Philadelphia is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 2 and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games in September.
Pick: I think the Rams can get this one. Philadelphia fans are already panicking after a Week 1 collapse, and their concerns may have merit. The Eagles are already banged up and suffering injuries, and Wentz’s second-half meltdown in Week 1 is concerning. Los Angeles handled the Cowboys pretty well, and I think they’ll do it again in Week 2. The Rams have the offense to keep up, but it's probably going to be a tight game the whole way.