After handing the Eagles their first loss of the season, the Detroit Lions will try to reach .500 when they host the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL Week 6 betting line favors the Lions by a field-goal.
The game kicks-off on FOX this Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 PM ET, from the Ford Field, in Detroit, Michigan.
LA Rams Vs Detroit Lions Line, Pick & How To Watch
What: Los Angeles Rams (3-2) at Detroit Lions (2-3)
When: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Detroit, MI
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Lions -3
Moneyline: Los Angeles +158 at Detroit -180
Game Total: 43.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Los Angeles vs Detroit
Why Bet The Los Angeles Rams To Beat The Lions
Coming into this game, the Rams are 3-2 on the season and fresh off a 30-19 loss to the Bills this past Sunday. Los Angeles dropped to 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS this season. They average 16.4 passing yards per game (31st) and allow 21.2 points per game (14th).
Los Angeles averages 202.4 passing yards per game (30th). Last week, QB Case Keenum (1096 yards, 4 TDs & 5 INTs) completed 21 of 31 passes for 271 yards, with two interceptions.
WR Kenny Britt (23 rec, 356 yards, 0 TD) leads the team with receiving yards, but he hasn’t scored a touchdown. WR Tavon Austin (23 rec, 218 yards, 1 TD) had seven carries for 59 yards last week. He has two straight games without a score.
The Rams average 81.8 rushing yards per game (28th). It’s been a disappointing year for RB Todd Gurley (105 car, 288 yards, 3 TDs) who has been the focus of opposing defenses with an anemic passing game. He’s been averaging 2.7 yards per carry this season.
The Rams have the 20th-ranked total defense in the NFL. Los Angeles allows 242.0 passing yards (14th) and 122.2 rushing yards per game (28th). They have recorded nine sacks this season (22nd). Alec Ogletree has 41 tackles, and Aaron Donald has 2.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Rams
Over on the Lions’ side, they’re entering Sunday on a 2-3 record, following a much-needed victory 24-23 over the Eagles in Week 5. They are 2-3 SU and 2-3 ATS this season. They average 23.4 points per game (14th) and give up 25.0 points per game (20th).
The Lions average 259.8 passing yards per game (13th). QB Matthew Stafford (1378 yards, 10 TDs & 4 INTs) completed 19 of 25 passes for 180 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs against the Eagles.
Surprsingly, WR Marvin Jones (27 rec, 519 yards, 3 TD) leads the NFL in receiving yards after five weeks. He has almost filled Megatron’s cleats for the Lions. TE Eric Ebron (18 rec, 210 yards, 1 TD) hasn’t scored since week one.
Detroit averages 89.8 rushing yards per game (23rd). RB Theo Riddick (50 car, 171 yards, 1 TD) hasn’t recorded a 50-rushing yard game this season. The Lions brain-trust signed former Raven, rusher Justin Forsett to help the run game in the Motor City.
Detroit has the 25th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 263.0 passing yards per game (23rd) and 114.8 rushing yards per game (21st). The Lions have recorded 12 sacks this season (8th). Tahir Whitehead has 46 tackles, and Kerry Hyder has 5.0 sacks.
Betting Trends For this Matchup:
- Los Angeles is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Los Angeles is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Los Angeles is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Los Angeles is 7-15 SU in its last 22 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
- Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Rams are a one-trick pony and that trick is stud rusher Gurley. Detroit’s D will focus on him making the Lions my ATS pick in this tilt.
My final score prediction is Los Angeles 17, Detroit 24.