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Rams have lost seven straight games

The Los Angeles Rams ended the 2016 season in the midst of an 0-7 SU and ATS slump. The Rams will try to snap that losing streak this Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts.

Shark Bites
  • The Colts are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against the Rams.
  • The Rams are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games in Week 1.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Colts’ last 11 games on the West Coast.

Coming off a season in which the team ranked dead last in total offense with 262.7 yards per game and scoring with 14 points per game, the offense has nowhere to go but up. Todd Gurley followed up a promising rookie campaign in 2015 with a dismal year in 2016, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and finding the end zone only six times. Under new head coach Sean McVay, quarterback Jared Goff will be given more time and space to develop than he was under Jeff Fisher.

Andrew Luck’s nagging shoulder injury will keep Indianapolis’s franchise quarterback out of Sunday’s season opener. Scott Tolzien will start in his place, carrying with him an 0-3 SU and ATS record as a starter in two career starts with Green Bay and one with Indianapolis. The Colts are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games in the month of September.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Los Angeles Rams in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 47.5.

OddsShark prediction models picked the Rams to win this game on Sunday 23-17. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Indianapolis Colts vs Los Angeles Rams Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Rams went 4-12 last season, and 4-11-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, were 8-8 and 7-8-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting saw Los Angeles go 7-9 and the Indianapolis Colts go 9-7 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Indianapolis injuries news.

The game pits the Los Angeles Rams, currently No. 32 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Indianapolis Colts, who rate No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Rams No. 32-ranked offense (14 PPG) last year against a Indianapolis Colts defense that ranked No. 21 at 24.5 PPG. The Rams passing attack averaged 184.44 yards per game, less than the Colts gave up through the air (262.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Indianapolis Colts owned the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.5 yards per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rated No. 31 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Andrew Luck led the way last time out for the Colts, connecting for 321 passing yards and a 24-20 victory over the Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Los Angeles didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cardinals as Arizona blasted them 44-6 in Week 17 action.

Betting Trends
  • Indianapolis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 7 games
  • Indianapolis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Indianapolis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Rams is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Rams is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Rams' last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of LA Rams' last 23 games

Next Betting Matchups

Indianapolis home to Arizona, Sunday, September 17th
Los Angeles home to Washington, Sunday, September 17th