The Los Angeles Rams (4-10) play the Denver Broncos (4-10) at SoFi Stadium on 25th December in Week 16 of the NFL. The two sides enter this matchup with identical records, having collected four wins in 14 games. This run of form has left the Los Angeles Rams in fourth place in the NFC West, and the Denver Broncos fourth in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams are favorites, but the Denver Broncos won’t go down easy. The visitors look up for a fight as they plot to beat the oddsmakers at their own game and bag a crucial win at the SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles Rams VS Denver Broncos Betting lines
Los Angeles Rams VS Denver Broncos Betting expert picks
Los Angeles Rams VS Denver Broncos Moneyline
The Los Angeles Rams have had a lot of success against the Denver Broncos in recent years, winning five of the last eight matchups in this series. On the other side, the Denver Broncos are the -125 underdogs. Given their record against NFC West teams, this might not be a surprise. After all, the visitors have been on the wrong side of the scoreboard nine times in their last ten matchups.
Los Angeles Rams VS Denver Broncos Spread
This Week 16 matchup looks like it might go down to the wire. The Los Angeles Rams are the home underdogs at the SoFi Stadium, but only by 1.5 point to the Denver Broncos. In the last five matchups between the Los Angeles Rams and the Denver Broncos, the spread went over by an average of 0.3 points. The average winning margin has been 7.0 points. The rivals meet again this week, and the oddsmakers have set the spread at 1.5.
In their last 13 games against AFC West opponents, the Los Angeles Rams went 6-7 ATS. Their offense managed 20.5 points per game in that stretch, while the defense gave up 22.6 points on average. The hosts are also 3-6 ATS in the past nine games at home and 3-6-1 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
Even away from home, the Denver Broncos look too good to pass up on the spread. Backing the visitors has paid off in each of their last three games, and we’re tempted to go down this route. In their past 10 matches, the Denver Broncos went 5-5 ATS and also ended up 3-5 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Los Angeles Rams VS Denver Broncos Total
The points total in matches between the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos tends to sway to the lower side, as they have averaged 36.63 points in their last eight meetings.
The two squads have averaged 28.6 points over their past five meetings in the NFL, but the total has been set at 35.5 for Sunday’s matchup at the SoFi Stadium.
The total has averaged 38.6 points in the Los Angeles Rams’ ten most recent games, as well as 41.2 points in their last five at home. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in three of the last three games at the SoFi Stadium for the Los Angeles Rams, who are 4-6 in their last ten home and away matches combined.
On average, the Denver Broncos have seen 33.7 points go on board during their past ten matches and 30.4 points in their last five contests on the road. Interestedly, the total has gone over in eight of the Denver Broncos’ past 13 matchups against teams from the NFC West.
Los Angeles Rams VS Denver Broncos Betting trends
- Denver Broncos have covered the spread in their last three games.
- Denver Broncos’ points total went under in their last five road games
- Los Angeles Rams won the last three H2H matches against Denver Broncos when playing at home.
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Los Angeles Rams Form
A 24-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers last time out extended the Los Angeles Rams’ miserable run of form in the league, leaving the hosts with seven defeats in eight games.
The Los Angeles Rams’ offensive output has had a sharp decline in numbers this season. Last year, the home side managed 27.0 points per game to rank seventh in the league, but has only put up 16.4 points in the current one. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been nothing special. In its last five outings, opponents have scored 24.0 points against them per contest—a number that is squarely in line with the unit’s 22.9 points season average.
Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Rams are already eliminated from playoff contention with 10 defeats in 14 games. Last season’s Super Bowl winners will now look to lock onto a strong pick in the NFL draft order to strengthen their squad for next year.
Denver Broncos Form
The Denver Broncos snapped out of a five-match losing streak last time out by beating the Arizona Cardinals 24-15, leaving their current record from the past ten games at 2-8. They are also 1-4 in the last five on the road.
The Denver Broncos offense has struggled to bring its A-game this season, putting up a mere 15.6 points on average. The visiting defense looks more than capable of taking on any offense at any place, having allowed just 19.3 points on the road this year to post the third-best away record.
The Denver Broncos have already been eliminated from playoff contention—a fact that’s all too obvious given that they have lost ten of their 14 regular season games. Getting a strong pick in next year’s NFL draft is the best they can hope for now.
Los Angeles Rams VS Denver Broncos H2H history
Denver Broncos took out the Los Angeles Rams in a 17-12 win when last faced with each other, thus preventing the latter in continuing their run against the Denver Broncos. Los Angeles Rams triumphed in their previous two games. The Los Angeles Rams are on a three-match home winning streak against the Denver Broncos at the SoFi Stadium and are 5-3 in the last eight overall.
In their past eight head-to-head games, the Los Angeles Rams pulled off 19.5 points on average per game, whereas Denver Broncos managed 17.13 points per match.