Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Preview
Monday Night Football pits two disappointing teams against one another as the Los Angeles Rams (4-9) against the Green Bay Packers (5-8). The Packers will host this one at Lambeau Field, with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 pm ET.
Currently dead last in the NFC West, the defending Super Bowl champion Rams caught lightning in a bottle last week as Baker Mayfield shocked the Las Vegas Raiders 17-16. In the win, Mayfield threw for 230 yards and a touchdown.
The Packers also succeeded in their last matchup, beating the Chicago Bears 28-19. Aaron Rodgers threw for 182 yards and a touchdown, while AJ Dillon led the ground game with 93 yards rushing and a score.
Green Bay is the heavy favorite playing at home Monday night. They are -320 to win, while the Rams’ moneyline sits at +260. The spread features Los Angeles +7 (-112), and the over/under for total points is 39.5.
Rams Feeling Bakermania
After having just been picked up on waivers, Baker Mayfield immediately made his presence felt by leading the Rams to a win in their last outing. Most impressive was a 95-yard drive to finish the game with a touchdown, one of two scored in the fourth quarter last week.
Sean McVay and the Rams are hoping that momentum will continue this week.
Overall, it has been a disastrous year for the defending champions. They have suffered countless injuries to stars like Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald, and others. Furthermore, they could have played better football as a whole.
They currently rank 29th in scoring, averaging just 16.8 points per game (14.4 on the road). On defense, they are marginally better as they rank 16th, allowing 22.8 points per game to opponents.
Packers Fresh Coming Off Of Bye Week
Not only did Green Bay get back into the win column in their last matchup, but they also come into Monday’s primetime matchup off of a much-needed bye week. Fully rested, Green Bay will look to improve their record at Lambeau Field, which currently sits at 3-3 this season.
Despite a rough year by his standards, Aaron Rodgers still has the ability to be dangerous under center. In 13 games, the 39-year-old Rodgers has thrown for 2,864 yards, 22 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
He has found a new favorite target in wide receiver Christian Watson. In 10 games, he has hauled in 25 receptions for 401 yards and seven scores.
Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon provide a solid one-two punch on the ground. Jones has rushed for 847 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 48 receptions for 328 yards and another four scores.
For Dillon, he has rushed for 624 yards and three touchdowns while also hauling in 159 yards receiving on 23 catches.
Defensively, the Packers rank 21st overall, allowing 23.2 points per game to opponents.
Take Green Bay To Win And Cover
Last week was a feel-good story for Baker Mayfield, whose struggles on the field led him to be cut by the Panthers. Unfortunately, this week those good feelings may sour a bit.
Green Bay is by no means exceptional this season, but they should have the edge in this one. They are well rested, and their offense should produce against a Rams team that they are 6-1 against in their last seven matchups at Lambeau Field.
For the Rams, they are just 1-6 in their last seven games, and they are 0-8 against the spread in their last eight matchups with the Packers.
Take Green Bay to both win and cover the 7-point spread (-108) in this one.