New England Patriots (6-6) at Los Angeles Rams (8-4)
NFL Football: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 8:20 pm (SoFi Stadium)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -6 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football in week 14 NFL action at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
The New England Patriots look for a third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The New England Patriots have lost four of their last six road games. Cam Newton is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 2,053 yards, five touchdowns and nine interceptions. Newton has one or less touchdown passes in his last 15 games. Damiere Byrd and Jakobi Meyers have combined for 976 receiving yards and one touchdown while Julian Edelman has 21 receptions. The New England Patriots ground game is averaging 150.9 yards per contest, and Damien Harris leads the way with 641 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, New England is allowing 21.3 points and 344.6 yards per game. Adrian Phillips leads the New England Patriots with 84 tackles, Chase Winovich has 3.5 sacks and J.C. Jackson has seven interceptions.
The Los Angeles Rams look for their ninth win of the season to keep their lead in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams have won four of their last five home games. Jared Goff is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 3,372 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods have combined for 1,600 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Josh Reynolds has 39 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 124.2 yards per contest, and Darrell Henderson Jr. leads the way with 559 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 20.3 points and 291.3 yards per game. John Johnson III leads the Los Angeles Rams with 83 tackles, Aaron Donald has 11 sacks and Darious Williams has four interceptions.
The Patriots are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog and 38-17-3 ATS in their last 58 games as an underdog. The Rams are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games in December, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in Patriots last 4 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Rams last 9 games overall. The Patriots are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The New England Patriots have quickly turned their season around with wins in four of their last five games, and they're coming off their best showing yet where they beat the snot out of the Chargers. The Los Angeles Rams are 3-1 since their bye week and have one of the best defenses in the league that's second in total yards allowed and fifth in points scored. The Rams are obviously the better and more consistent team here, but it's hard to leave this many points on the table with the Patriots, especially with the way they've played over the last month. This is also just the third time since 2017 where the Patriots are an underdog of at least five points. You don't get this spot often with New England.
Give me the Pats in the road underdog role.