NFL Week 4: New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams Picks, Predictions 10/4/20
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New York Giants (0-3) at Los Angeles Rams (2-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 4:05 pm (SoFi Stadium)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -13.5 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in week 4 NFL action at SoFi Stadium.
The New York Giants need a win here to prevent their second 0-4 start in the last four seasons. The New York Giants have lost six of their last seven road games. Daniel Jones is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 699 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Jones has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Darius Slayton and Evan Engram have combined for 284 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Golden Tate has 10 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 56.7 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 92 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, New York is allowing 26.3 points and 357.7 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the New York Giants with 30 tackles, Leonard Williams has two sacks and James Bradberry has one interception.
The Los Angeles Rams look for their second home victory to start the NFL season with a 3-1 record. The Los Angeles Rams have won five of their last eight home games. Jared Goff is completing 70 percent of his passes for 863 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Goff has zero touchdown passes in four of his last 11 games. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods have combined for 421 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Tyler Higbee has 10 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 170.3 yards per contest, and Darrell Henderson Jr. leads the way with 201 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 23.7 points and 372.7 yards per game. Micah Kiser leads the Los Angeles Rams with 26 tackles, Aaron Donald has three sacks and Troy Hill has one interception.
The Giants are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog. The Rams are 5-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Rams last 6 games overall. The Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I'm not much of a chalk eater and I certainly avoid double-digit lines, especially in the NFL. However, it's tough to make a case for the Giants with the way they've played through three games and all of the injuries they have. Heck, we just saw the Giants get destroyed last week at home against the 49ers backup roster. The Los Angeles Rams are off to a strong start this season and if the offense continues to produce at this level, the Giants are going to have a hard time keeping up. I wouldn't touch this line personally, but it's Rams in a beatdown or pass. I want nothing to do with the Giants right now.