Can High-Scoring Rams Cover Chalk As Double-Digit Faves Against Reeling Texans
The high-scoring Los Angeles Rams are looking to take another step toward what the hope will be their first appearance in the playoffs since the Kurt Warner days in Saint Louis. Meanwhile the heavily short-handed Houston Texans would like a do-over.
The Week 10 NFL betting line favors Los Angeles by 11.5-points over Houston. With the Rams trending up and the Texans flatlining, the only real question surrounding this Week 10 inter-conference clash is whether or not L.A. will cover the chalk as a double digit home favorite.
NFL Betting Line & Expert Pick Houston Texans Vs LA Rams
Houston Texans (3-5) at L.A. Rams (6-2)
When: Sunday, November 12 at 4:05 PM ET
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
Stream: CBS Sports
Line: L.A. Rams -11.5
Why Bet The Houston Texans Over The Rams
Losing JJ Watt and rookie sensation Deshaun Watson has stalled what was looking like a championship season for the Houston Texans. Now with unassuming veteran Tom Savage under center and a week after getting smacked around by Indianapolis 20-14, the Texans are trending down.
Why Bet The Los Angeles Rams Over The Texans
The Los Angeles Rams have been in the news virtually all season too, but for all the right reasons. Los Angeles has been completely transformed into an instant winner thanks to the hiring of head coach Sean McVay as the league’s youngest head coach ever and the far less heralded hiring of genius defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Now, the Rams are the league’s highest-scoring team (32.9 ppg), but they’ve also got a young defense that is improving each and every week and is now ranked ninth in points allowed (19.4 ppg).
Expert Pick Texans Vs Rams
With the Rams trending up and Houston flatlining, the Rams are the super easy pick to win and cover the spread as double-digit home favorites in this Week 10 matchup.
The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last five games and have not allowed more than 17 points in each of their last four games. Houston had scored 33 points or more in five straight games under Watson before being limited to just 20 points against the lowly Colts with Tom Savage under center.
The bottom line for this contest is that Los Angeles is now, far superior to Houston on both sides of the ball and will win this one and cover the spread by putting at least 30 points on the board and limiting the Texans to somewhere in the neighborhood of 14.
Expert Pick: L.A. Rams -11.5