Rams vs. Falcons Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 7 Odds

David Bastl | Updated Oct 15, 2019

Austin Hooper, Falcons, 2019

Although the Falcons have struggled this season with a 1-5 record, they have have won the last five games played between these two teams dating back to December 2008.

L.A. Rams
9-7
AT
October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta
7-9
Pointspread -3 -132
Moneyline -186
Over / Under o +54.5

87%

Betting Action

13%

Pointspread +3 +110
Moneyline +155
Over / Under u +54.5

87%

Betting Action

13%

Both of these teams have been disappointments this season, and both enter this game on massive losing streaks. The Rams are riding a three-game streak, but made one of the biggest splashes of the season by acquiring All-Pro Cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars. Ramsey is expected to play this Sunday. Meanwhile, the Falcons haven’t won in four contests.

At the start of the season, these franchises were looked upon to be division winners.  Now in week seven, this game is critical to both for a post-season berth.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Falcons have won the last five games played between these two teams dating back to December 2008. In four of the five games the total went over the number. The over is also 4-0 between these two teams when played in Atlanta. The road team in this series is 4-1 ATS.

The Rams are 5-0 against the spread in the last five games on the road. They are also 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against the NFC.

The Falcons have struggled this season with a 1-5 record, and are 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall. Atlanta is also 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games played in the month of October.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams don’t seem to be the Rams this season and there are a number of reasons why. At 3-3 the have already lost as many games this season as they did in the 2018 season. Finger pointing has begun, and there are a number of candidates.

The first is Quarterback Jared Goff. Last season Goff played in all 16 regular season games throwing for 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. This year he has just seven touchdowns and seven interceptions and is on pace for 19 touchdowns (and interceptions). He is the only Quarterback with more than five picks and more than five fumbles. Only three teams have more turnovers than the Rams.

The other big name is Running back Todd Gurley. Questions about Gurley’s health have risen since last year’s Super Bowl, and his numbers this year seem to agree with it. Last season, Gurley averaged 89 rushing yards per game. This year, it is down to 54 rushing yards per game. Speaking of injuries, Gurley missed last week’s game against the 49ers because of a quad injury. The Rams hope the issue clears up after a week’s rest.

Of note, the Rams are still hurting on the injury front especially on the defensive side of the ball. All-Pro Cornerback Aqib Talib has been placed on IR because of a rib injury. Meanwhile, the team lost another piece of the secondary when they traded Marcus Peters to the Ravens on Tuesday

Atlanta Falcons

In their most recent game, the Falcons found yet another way to lose a game. In the last two minutes of their game against the Cardinals, Matt Ryan engineered a drive that led to a touchdown catch by Devonte Freeman. All the team needed was a successful convert from Matt Bryant to tie the game, and most likely sending it to overtime; they didn’t get it. 34-33 was the heartbreaking final. Bryant had missed just three extra points over the past 11 years. This one was of them.

It’s hard to believe with a receiving core that includes Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Calvin Ridley, it’s Tight End Austin Hooper that leads the team in receiving yards with 480. Hooper has been a bright spot on an offence that has been good all season. Quarterback Matt Ryan is second in the league in passing yards with 2011 and first in touchdown passes with 15. The defence, that’s another story.

The defence is seventh last in total defence allowing an average of 388.8 yards per game. They have also allowed the second most points against as opponents are averaging 31 per game on them.

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