The Philadelphia Eagles (+10) are heading west to face the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Sunday Night Football game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET and NBC is scheduled to broadcast the action. These squads faced off a year ago with the final outcome being a 43-35 win for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams Betting Preview
In this Sunday NFC game, Los Angeles is tabbed as the heavy favorite and is currently giving up 10 points. The Eagles are also receiving +310 moneyline odds while the Rams are -440. Vegas has placed the over/under (O/U) at 54 points, and if one squad can create a bunch of points in the early stages, it will likely produce a solid betting scenario in-game.
Sharp bettors have been hammering both the Rams and the over. The line initially opened at -8 while the game’s total was originally just 52.
The underwhelming Eagles are down 5.7 units so far and 4-9 against the spread (ATS). They’ve been a good under bet and have posted an O/U record of 5-8.
The Rams have been a pleasant surprise for moneyline bettors this season, gaining 8.1 units. They’re 5-6-2 ATS and have an O/U record of 6-7.
The Eagles are 6-7 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Rams are 11-2 SU.
The Eagles dropped one to Dallas 29-23 in a Week 14 contest where the passing attack was on point, as Carson Wentz completed 22 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Josh Adams (36 yards on seven rush attempts) led the running attack. Alshon Jeffery (six receptions, 50 yards, one TD) and Zach Ertz (five catches, 38 yards) shared the receiving duties in the defeat.
Back in Week 14, Chicago took care of this Los Angeles crew by a score of 15-6. The Rams defense allowed the Bears to run for 194 yards on 35 rush attempts. Jordan Howard had a solid showing, recording 101 rushing yards on 19 attempts for Chicago. For Los Angeles, Jared Goff completed 20-of-44 passes for 180 yards and four interceptions. Todd Gurley II (28 yards on 11 rush attempts) spearheaded the running attack while Robert Woods (seven receptions, 61 yards) and Gerald Everett (four catches, 29 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the loss.
Philadelphia has run the ball on 39.2 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Los Angeles has an overall rush percentage of 43.7 percent. The Eagles have run for 98 yards per game and have nine touchdowns on the ground this year. The Rams are totaling 133 rush yards per game and have 17 total rushing TDs.
If 2018 numbers are any indication, then the Rams should hold an advantage in the trenches, as their offensive line has given up only 29 sacks while the D-line has logged 34 sacks. The Eagles offensive line has given up 36 sacks and their defense has sacked opposing signal-callerss just 34 times.
The Eagles offense has tallied 272 yards per contest through the air overall and has 22 passing scores so far. The Rams have put up 304 pass yards per game and have 27 total pass TDs.
Defensively, Philadelphia has allowed 107 rush yards and 296 pass yards per game. The Los Angeles D has given up 259.4 yards per game to opposing passers and 124.2 yards per game to opposing runners. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Eagles have given up an ANY/A of 6.78 to opposing QBs, while the Rams are allowing an ANY/A of 6.35.
Goff has completed 278-of-425 passes for 3,727 yards, 26 TDs and 10 INTs. Goff’s adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 8.02 for the year and 1.77 over his past two outings. In the other huddle, Wentz is up to 2,768 passing yards this year, and has completed 252-of-362 attempts with 19 passing touchdowns and only six interceptions. Wentz’s got a 6.81 ANY/A, including 7.99 over the last two outings.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams NFL Prediction
SU Winner – Rams, ATS Winner – Eagles, O/U – Over
Each team defense has produced 34 sacks this season.
Los Angeles has lost four fumbles in 2018 while the Philadelphia offense has lost 10.
The Eagles offense has registered six pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Rams have accounted for nine such plays.
The Philadelphia defense has allowed six pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Los Angeles has given up eight such plays.
The Philadelphia offense has created seven rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Los Angeles has created 11 such runs.
The Eagles defense has allowed 12 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Rams have given up 13 such runs.
The Over/Under for Los Angeles’ previous matchup was set at 50.5. The under cashed in the 15-6 loss to Chicago.
In its last three matchups, Los Angeles is 1-1-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
Over its last three games, Philadelphia is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Philadelphia’s last game going into it was 45. The over cashed in the team’s 29-23 defeat to Dallas.
Philadelphia has averaged 3.8 yards per carry over its last three games and 3.5 over its last two.
Los Angeles has averaged 4.4 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.8 over its past two.