The Los Angeles Rams (3-5) head to Green Bay, Wisconsin to take on the Packers (2-5) on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field where it will be in the low 50’s. The Rams were demolished by the Dallas Cowboys last week, 43-20, as a 7-point underdog. It was their second straight loss SU and ATS. The Pack have lost four straight NFL games, failing to cover all four. Green Bay is a 3.5-point home favorite with a total of 38.5. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT and can be seen on Fox. Let’s start our Rams vs Packers betting preview by putting our focus on the LA Rams.
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Cardinals Providing Basement Cushion
If it wasn’t for Arizona, the Los Angeles Rams standings in the NFC West would be rock bottom. After losing two straight games, one as a favorite against the Pittsburgh Steelers and then as a 7-point road dog against the Dallas Cowboys, the Rams need to win this game against an opponent that seems destined to land in the basement of their division.
The Rams vs Packers injury report shows a couple of key players could be out for Los Angeles. Many said they would be shocked if MatThew Stafford starts for the Rams after spraining his thumb against the Cowboys. RT Rob Havenstein could be available for an offensive line that had had trouble keeping Stafford upright last week.
The Rams are an even 7-7-2 ATS as an underdog over the last two seasons and 3-5-2 ATS as a road dog. Los Angeles has lost eight straight times against Green Bay, all as an underdog. We continue our Rams vs Packers betting preview with a look at the Pack from a betting perspective.
Packers Run Defense Could Be The Difference
Green Bay hasn’t done many good things of late, but their run defense has been exceptional after allowing just 31 yards on 16 carries to Vikings running back Alexander Mattison. They put pressure on Kirk Cousins while registering three sacks. If they can get that kind of pressure from whoever will start for the Rams, It will be a massive advantage for bettors.
On the Green Bay side of the Rams vs Packers injury report, Green Bay has 12 players in the list, but most are listed as questionable which means they’ll likely play. Besides the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers have been a cash cow over the years with a 193-152 (56%) record, good for 32 units of profit since 2003.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t carried over to the last two NFL seasons where Green Bay is just 11-13 ATS. As a favorite, the Pack have dropped 7 of their last 11 and four of seven as a home favorite. We conclude our Rams vs Packers betting preview with our official selection.
A Game Of Wait And See
If you take a quarterback who is in the top 10 in NFL passer stats off a bad team, it likely will make the team a non-betting option in most cases. That’s the dilemma we have heading into Sunday with Rams QB Matthew Stafford who didn’t practice Wednesday. He landed himself on the Rams vs Packers injury report but has yet to be ruled out for Sunday’s game.
If Stafford can’t go, Brett Rypien will get the call. Working out our own NFL point spreads for the weekend, we had the Packers as a 2-point favorite, so we’re thrilled to be getting more than a field goal. Take the Rams in a battle of NFL teams sliding down to the basement of their division. That does it for our Rams vs Packers betting preview, all the bets with your wagers this weekend.
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