Raiders vs. Rams Week 14 BetUS Odds, Analysis and Predictions
The Las Vegas Raiders return to one of their previous homes-Los Angeles-to oppose the Los Angeles Rams Thursday night. The teams are going in different directions. The Raiders are playing somewhat better, the reeling Rams have been inflicted with a Super Bowl slump, and injured players. Las Vegas is favored by six points (total at 44½ points), according to BetUS sportsbook NFL odds.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams Odds by BetUs
|Raiders||-6 (-110)||44½ (-110)||-260|
|Rams||+6 (-110)||44½ (-110)||+210|
Raiders After Fourth in Row
As did the Rams, the 5-7 Raiders were plain awful early in the season, the last team in the NFL (Week 4) to get a win. However, Las Vegas is hot right now, entering with three wins in a row. They defeated the Los Angeles Chargers, 27-20, this past Sunday, and are now just one game out of second in the AFC West..
The Raiders are finding their form, due in large part to a highly-balanced execution offensively. Quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Davante Adams are one of the best combinations in all of football. The last game saw Carr and Adams have two scores, Adams ending with eight catches and 177 receiving yards. What has made the Raiders even more lethal is the running of Josh Jacobs. Jacobs is leading the league with 1,303 yards, that after his 26-carry, 144-yard (one touchdown) ground day against the Bolts. He is truly among the elite backs in the NFL
Las Vegas continues playing a lot of games close to the vest, with two of the wins during this streak coming in overtime, then that one-score margin of victory over the Chargers. This meek version of the Rams gives the Silver and Black a chance to dominate.
As far as regular-season victories are concerned, the Raiders’ over-under stands at 7½, as per NFL win totals.
Rams’ Losing Skid at Six
They’re suffering one of the worst post-Super Bowl slumps ever. The Los Angeles Rams looked very good last season, holding off the Cincinnati Bengals to win the Super Bowl at home. However, injuries, and extremely poor in many areas have the Rams at 3-9 on the season. That’s last in the NFC West. LA needs a win just to stop the bleeding now
Now without quarterback Matthew Stafford (injured reserve/spinal cord contusion), LA will continue to start John Wolford. The absence of Stafford means the Rams are likely to be underdogs in each game. They don’t have a quarterback to instill confidence in the bettor, evidenced by the signing of ex-No. 1 overall pick, ex-Brown and ex-Panther Baker Mayfield.
Defensively, any side with Aaron Donald is more than competent, but that side of the ball can only do so much. Los Angeles is bottom-10 in both rushing (31st) and passing (29th) in yards per play, and its 16.8 points per game ranks 29th in the league.
Raiders to Rout Rams
There’s not much of a scenario where the Los Angeles Rams win this game, or even keep it somewhat interesting. Despite the Raiders playing poorly (2-5) outside of Vegas, the Rams are in a turmoil situation. This cannot be resolved until the offseason. The Raiders are playing so well at the moment that any suspense should end early, the visitors covering a six-point spread.
Taking the over here as well. Although the Rams do not have an offense that’s functioning, the Raiders tend to see the opposition hang around in games. Given that Las Vegas figures to score, the Rams may (barely) do their part to get over the 44½-points hurdle.