Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions 10/24/21 NFL Picks and Predictions

Detroit Lions (0-6) vs. Los Angeles Rams (5-1)
October 24, 2021 4:05 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -15.5 ; Over/Under: 50
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The Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions meet Sunday afternoon in week 7 NFL action from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. Detroit is coming off a blowout loss to the Bengals in their last game. As for the Rams, they took a big win over the Giants this past weekend to move to 5-1 on the year. Check back all season long for free NFL picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Detroit has hit the skids this year so far at 0-6. In succession, the Lions’ losses have come to the 49ers 41-33, the Packers 35-17, the Ravens 19-17, the Bears 24-14, the Vikings 19-17 and the Bengals 34-11. 

Winning Props Bets

In the blowout loss to Cincinnati, the Lions couldn’t score until the fourth quarter—and by then it was far too late. QB Jared Goff put up 202 yards and an interception on 28-of-42 passing, while De’Andre Swift led a tepid rush on 24 yards and a score from 13 carries. 

Over on the Rams’ side, their lone blemish this year was a 37-20 loss to the Cardinals on October 3. Outside of that LA has beaten the Bears 34-14, the Colts 27-24, the Bucs 34-24, the Seahawks 26-17 and the Giants 38-11. 

In the win over New York last weekend, Los Angeles scored 28 points in the second quarter. QB Matthew Stafford had 251 yards with four touchdowns. Darrell Henderson put up 78 rush yards and a score, while Cooper Kupp led the receivers on 130 yards and two TDs from nine grabs. 

The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five on turf. Detroit is 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record. 

Meanwhile, the Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last four in Week 7 and 6-2 ATS in their last eight on turf. Los Angeles is 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 versus the NFC as well. 

PICK: I’m going Los Angeles. I’m tempted to try the Lions here due to the thick line, but odds are Detroit won’t get anywhere close. The Lions put up just 228 total yards versus the Bengals, with 15 first downs and a puny 3.7-yard average per play. Detroit hasn’t scored more than 17 points in any of their last five outings. 

As for LA, they had another good offensive performance against the Giants with 365 total yards—though the team was pretty cold on third downs (2-of-11). Still, with Stafford returning to the familiar confines of Detroit this week I think the Rams will be playing with a ton of confidence here. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:
Los Angeles Rams -15.5
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Andrew Jett

Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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