TNF Patriots vs. Rams Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 07, 2020

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There was no Thursday game in Week 13 of this season due to COVID changes, but it looks as if Patriots at Rams will go off as scheduled to kick off Week 14.

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December 10, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
SoFi Stadium
L.A. Rams
10-6
Pointspread +5 -110
Moneyline +183
Over / Under o +43.5

56%

Betting Action

44%

Pointspread -5 -110
Moneyline -220
Over / Under u +43.5

56%

Betting Action

44%

The Rams are 6-point favourites on the NFL odds with a total of 45.

Thursday Night Football Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It feels much longer, but just two seasons ago these teams met in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta with New England a short favourite. It was quite the ugly game as the Pats prevailed 13-3, the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever. It was 3-3 entering the fourth quarter (no SB had ever gone into the fourth quarter without a touchdown). The one TD came on a Sony Michel two-yard run with seven minutes left.

Tom Brady has won a record four Super Bowl MVPs, but he didn’t win the award that evening, and he didn’t deserve to; Patriots receiver Julian Edelman did by catching 10 passes for 141 yards. That would be Brady’s sixth Super Bowl ring, a record, but also his last playoff win as a member of the Patriots.

Of course, TB12 is with Tampa Bay now as is former New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had an important catch in the game to set up that Michel touchdown. The Rams had just 260 yards of offence. Jared Goff looked overmatched against Bill Belichick’s defence in completing 19 of 38 with a crucial interception.

New England has won four straight regular-season matchups in the series as well, covering the spreading three.

New England Patriots

The Pats will be plenty used to the new SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles because they played there on Sunday and crushed the Chargers 45-0 – yes, New England will stay in L.A. this week instead of flying back across country multiple times. The Patriots’ special teams had about a good of a game as possible with a punt return for a score and a blocked field-goal return for a touchdown. It was only the seventh time in league history a team has returned a punt and blocked field goal for TDs in the same game and first since 2015.

Cam Newton rushed for two scores to become the first QB ever with three seasons of at least 10 rushing TDs. It was Newton’s fourth game of the season with multiple rushing touchdowns, which leaves him one shy of tying the Patriots’ single-season record set by running back Curtis Martin in 1995.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams are tied atop the NFC West following L.A.’s 38-28 win at Arizona on Sunday and Seattle’s stunning upset home loss to the Giants; the Rams currently hold the tiebreaker over the Seahawks. Goff has been rather inconsistent this year but was very good against the Cardinals in going 37-for-47 for 351 yards and a score while also rushing for a touchdown – L.A. has three rushing scores. A strong ground helped the Rams hold possession for nearly 39 minutes. Rather amazingly, the Rams are now 33-0 all-time under Coach Sean McVay when leading at halftime.

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