Rams vs. Lions Point Spread: NFL Week 13 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 28, 2018

If the Detriot Lions have any hope of keeping pace as a big underdog against the Rams, they’ll need help from a receiver other than Kenny Golladay.

L.A. Rams
13-3
AT
December 02, 2018, 1:02 PM ET
Ford Field
Detroit
6-10
Pointspread -10.5 -110
Moneyline -550
Over / Under o +54.5

81%

Betting Action

19%

Pointspread +10.5 -110
Moneyline +425
Over / Under u +54.5

81%

Betting Action

19%

Five games ago, the Detroit Lions were coming off consecutive 30+-point performances and had clawed back to the .500 mark. But things have gone south ever since, as the Lions look to keep their fleeting NFC playoff hopes alive Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Rams. The Lions have lost four of their last five while scoring fewer than 23 points in all five contests – and that could be a problem against a well-rested Rams team averaging 35.4 points per game.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It has been nine long years since the Lions were double-digit home underdogs – but this line is more about the Rams’ dominance than Detroit’s recent struggles, especially with Los Angeles well-rested coming off a Week 12 bye. But while Los Angeles boasts an impressive 10-1 SU record, its cover game is lacking – the Rams are just 1-5 ATS in their last six games vs. NFC opponents, and have gone 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven following a win.

Detroit’s recent cold spell has made the Lions a strong under play – and with the total for this one sitting at 55, bettors would be wise to keep that in mind. But while Detroit is 4-1 to the under in its past five home games, it has converted the over in five of its past seven against teams with winning records. As you might expect, the Rams have provided a bonanza for over bettors in 2018 and have gone 9-4 O/U in their previous 13 road games.

Los Angeles Rams

All eyes will be on touchdown machine Todd Gurley, who was strangely quiet in the Ram’s incredible 54-51 win over Kansas City in Week 11. Gurley managed just 94 total yards while failing to find the end zone in a game where just about everyone else did. His ineffectiveness was due in part to an ankle injury suffered in that game, but Gurley is expected to be at full strength after getting an extra week to rest and recover.

Detroit Lions

If the Lions have any hope of keeping pace with the Rams, they’ll need help from a receiver other than Kenny Golladay. With Golden Tate traded to Philadelphia and Marvin Jones out for the season are without two players responsible for more than 1,000 combined receiving yards this season. In fact, Golladay’s 804 receiving yards are 704 more than the Lions’ next-closest active receiver, tight end Michael Roberts (100).

Rams vs. Lions Prediction

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