Rams vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 29, 2021

Since a midseason swoon where the Los Angeles dropped three in a row, the Rams have turned things around.

L.A. Rams
12-5
AT
January 02, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
8-9
Pointspread -7 -122
Moneyline -350
Over / Under o +47

76%

Betting Action

24%

Pointspread +7 +101
Moneyline +275
Over / Under u +47

76%

Betting Action

24%

They’re now riding a four-game winning streak into Sunday and are visiting a Baltimore Ravens team that’s at the other end of the momentum spectrum. The Ravens have dropped four in a row and now find themselves as a home dog. Can they turn it around this weekend?

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 4-1 ATS in their past five games played during the month of January. However, Los Angeles has been 2-5-1 ATS in their past eight games played in Week 17. As for the total, the over has cashed in on five straight games when they have played on the road against a team with a winning home record.

On the other hand, the Ravens are 4-0 ATS in their last four games when coming into the matchup as the home underdog. They are also 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games when listed as the underdog in general.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams strength right now just so happens to be the Ravens biggest weakness. The Rams passing game has won Los Angeles a lot of games this year. They’re ranked sixth in total passing yards and second in passing touchdowns per game. Stafford has developed a stellar connection with Cooper Kupp, a wideout that is currently on pace to break the receiving yards record in a single season. He already has 1,734 yards on the year and is in line for a lot more against the Ravens.

Odell Beckham is bound to demand a lot of attention himself, so they’ll be tough to double-team. And now they’re up against a Ravens defense that is depleted. That’s quite clear as they allow 280.5 passing yards per game, which is the most in the league. Baltimore is also bottom five in terms of passing touchdowns allowed. That’s all music to the Rams’ ears.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens not only have to worry about a defense that has been bad lately, but an offense that really doesn’t know who will be starting at quarterback this week. Lamar Jackson is still listed as questionable with an ankle injury and Tyler Huntley missed the last game after being placed on the COVID list. Josh Johnson was called off the waiver wire to start against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens started out hot but wound up losing by 20 points.

Jackson is the most critical player on this entire team. They have lost three straight games without him in the lineup and are likely to lose another if he’s out again. Jackson will not only have to battle through an ankle injury, but carry a mediocre offense to victory against Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.

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