Rams vs. Washington Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Oct 07, 2020

Sean McVay, Rams, 2018

The last time these teams met, Washington handed Sean McVay his first loss as an NFL head coach when Washington left L.A. with a 27-20 win in Week 2 of the 2017 season.

L.A. Rams
10-6
AT
October 11, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
FedExField
Pointspread -7 -120
Moneyline -321
Over / Under o +44.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

Pointspread +7 +100
Moneyline +264
Over / Under u +44.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

It’s the second straight week L.A. heads to the east coast as they get set for a Week 5 matchup with Washington.

Playing their second NFC East team in as many weeks, the Rams are 7.5-point favourites on the NFL odds with an opening total of 45.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Rams will play Washington for just the second time since relocating from St. Louis in 2016.  The last time these teams met, Washington handed Sean McVay his first loss as an NFL head coach when Washington left L.A. with a 27-20 win in Week 2 of the 2017 season.

Washington enters this game 0-5 ATS in their last five games after allowing more than 250 passing yards in the previous game.  The over is 5-0 in Washington’s last five games following a SU loss and they are 1-2-1 ATS this season (covering against the Eagles in Week 1).

L.A. is 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games played on grass and the over is 4-0 in their last four road games.  The Rams are 2-2 ATS this season, covering against the Cowboys in Week 1 and the Eagles in Week 2.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams have been solid this season, coming into Week 5 with  a 3-1 record.  This game will be the first time Sean McVay returns to Washington since he was their offensive coordinator from 2010 to 2016.

It was an ugly win, but still a win for L.A. last week against the Giants.  The Rams only managed a season-low 58 rushing yards, while Jared Goff threw for 200 yards and one TD on 25-for-32 passing in the 17-9 win.  That won’t be good enough for an L.A. team that hands off 51 per cent of its offensive snaps.  McVay will likely focus on the run-game this week, as Cam Akers is expected back in the lineup.  The combination of Akers, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson gives L.A. several options for their ground game.

Washington Football Team

Washington has been shaky on offense all season.  While Dwayne Haskins had a respectable game in last weeks 31-17 loss to the Ravens, throwing for 314 yards, he has been sacked six times in the past two games and things won’t get easier against Aaron Donald and the Rams.

Run-defense has to be the focus for Washington on Sunday.  They are giving up an average of almost 130 rushing yards per game, including giving up 158 rushing yards to Cleveland in Week 3 and 144 rushing yards to Baltimore last week.

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