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Rams Look to Bounce Back in Road Clash with Lions

The Los Angeles Rams will be gunning for a fourth upset victory in their past five contests when they visit the inconsistent Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon for an NFL Week 6 matchup at Ford Field.

Shark Bites
  • The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Lions.
  • The Lions are 4-1 SU in their last five games after winning as an underdog.
  • The Rams are 1-8 SU in their last nine games on the road after a win on the road.

Los Angeles saw a three-game straight-up win streak halted last weekend with a stunning 30-19 loss to the Buffalo Bills as 2.5-point underdogs. The Rams covered as betting underdogs in each of their three wins, including a 17-13 victory in Arizona as 10-point underdogs, but are a dismal 1-6 SU, 1-5-1 ATS, in seven as road underdogs of four or fewer points.

The Lions ended a three-game slide with a narrow 24-23 win over Philadelphia last week, improving to 2-1 SU this season as betting underdogs. However, they have been shaky at home, alternating between SU wins and losses in their past five, and are just 4-7 ATS in their past 11 at Ford Field.

The Rams stole a 21-14 win as 3-point home underdogs last season, but the Lions have dominated in meetings in Motown, winning SU in five of seven dating back to 1991, though they have covered just once in three matchups as home chalk.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Detroit Lions 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 43.5 for Sunday.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 26-17 victory for the Lions. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit battles the Los Angeles Rams, currently with a 3-2 mark (3-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-2 for the Lions and 2-3 for the Rams. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Lions - Rams odds would favor the Lions if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 14 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Rams sit at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 23.8 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 21.2 PPG. The Lions aerial game is averaging 259.8 yards per game, more than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 242.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Los Angeles Rams own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117 yards per game when on the road. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Rams were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 30-19 score against Buffalo.

Detroit comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Matthew Stafford in defeating the Eagles 24-23.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Los Angeles is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Los Angeles's last 17 games
  • Los Angeles is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to New York, Sunday, October 23rd
Detroit home to Washington, Sunday, October 23rd