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Covers Few and Few Between for Rams

St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin

I’m sure if you asked the players, members of the St. Louis Rams would mercifully just ask for the season to end. That’s obviously not the case for the struggling squad, as a Week 14 home matchup with the Detroit Lions is next up on the docket.

Shark Bites
  • The Lions are 2-7 SU in their last nine games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Lions' last eight games.
  • The Rams are 2-5 SU and ATS in their last seven games as favorites.

The Rams (4-8 SU) are all but out of the playoff race and have been costing their bettors due to their increasingly underwhelming play. St. Louis is 0-5 SU and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games and are coming off blowout loses to Cincinnati and Arizona.

One area where the Rams have been profitable is banking on low-scoring affairs. St. Louis’s inability to generate anything consistent offensively has seen the UNDER go 7-1 in their past eight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the St. Louis Rams in this one found them listed as -2.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 41.5 for Sunday.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 21-20 result in favor of the Rams. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Detroit Lions vs St. Louis Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis will face the 4-8 Detroit Lions, who own a 4-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rams are 3-9 so far this season while the Lions are 7-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Detroit injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Detroit Lions taking on the No. 29-rated St. Louis Rams in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Rams No. 31-ranked offense (15.75 PPG) against a Detroit Lions defense that ranks No. 28 at 26.25 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 178 yards per game, less than the Lions give up through the air (242.58 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Detroit Lions feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 131.4 yards per game. The St. Louis Rams, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Detroit got 2 scoring strikes from Matthew Stafford in a 27-23 loss against Green Bay.

St. Louis didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cardinals as Arizona blasted them 27-3 in Week 13 action.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Detroit is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
  • Detroit is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at New Orleans, Monday, December 21st
St. Louis home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, December 17th