Los Angeles Rams (10-7) vs. Detroit Lions (12-5)
Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions 1/14/24 – As the NFL season nears its pinnacle with its NFC Wild Card matchup, Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions prepare to clash in an explosive game that promises fireworks. The Rams boasting a respectable 10-7 standing take on Detroit Lions with 12-5 record – both have had impressive seasons; sports top handicappers predict this matchup will be close. NBC will broadcast it live, drawing millions of viewers eagerly awaiting this exciting clash at 8:00 PM ET kickoff time.
The Rams’ offense has been an unstoppable force this season due to their dynamic rushing and receiving game. Running back Kyren Williams has been an MVP-caliber performer this season, running 228 attempts over 12 games for an incredible 1144 rushing yards average of 5.92 per rush attempt and scoring 12 touchdowns. Meanwhile in receiving, Puka Nacua has been the go-to wide receiver in 17 games, showcasing his talent 105 receptions out of 160 targets yielding 1486 receiving yards at 14.2 average per reception averaged 14.2 yards per reception with 6 touchdowns scored and most impressively long catch being 80 yards in distance!
On the flip side, the Detroit Lions’ offensive performance has been equally impressive, particularly their rushing and receiving game. David Montgomery has played 14 games this season carrying 219 times for 1015 rushing yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown has been instrumental in leading the Lions to success this year with an average 4.6 average yards per rush attempt and 13 touchdowns scored from his air attack alone. Amon-Ra has proven himself time after time. At 119 receptions from 164 targets, he has amassed 1515 receiving yards on average at 12.7 yards per catch and scored 10 touchdowns for the Lions offense. His longest reception of 70 yards has proven pivotal to their offensive success.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions 1/14/24 Game Info
|Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
|NFL Game Pass
Matthew Stafford QB vs. Jared Goff QB
Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams has excelled throughout this season as their quarterback, with an outstanding 62.6% completion rate from 521 attempts over 15 games. Additionally, he amassed 3965 yards – an average of 264.3 yards per game which speaks volumes of his ability to move the ball effectively downfield – including 24 touchdowns against 11 interceptions for an impressive 24:11 ratio in terms of touchdowns to interceptions ratio. Furthermore, 30 sacks were endured without him suffering too many pressure issues, yet still maintained a 92.5 rating!
Jared Goff has been instrumental in leading his team to an extraordinary season. He has played in all 17 games, showing a higher accuracy rate (67.3% completion rate on 605 attempts) by completing 407 passes out of 605. Goff amassed 4,575.75 yards totalling an average of 269.1 per game! His ability to lead sustained drives and keep the chains moving has resulted in consistent yardage gains over his career. With 30 touchdowns while only 12 interceptions, it demonstrates his efficiency within the red zone. And his ability to manage pocket pressure is evident from his 30 sacks taken and subsequent loss of 197 yards. With an excellent passer rating of 97.9 and his longest pass of 70 yards demonstrating long-range hits that add dimension and excitement to Lions offensive strategy.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Detroit Lions -175, Total Odds: 51.5
The current betting odds favor the Detroit Lions, with a moneyline of -175 and a spread of -3 at -120. The total for the game is set at 51.5, with both the over and under at -110. These odds suggest a tight contest, with the Lions having a slight edge due to their home-field advantage and consistent performance throughout the season.
Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Rams have shown an impressive track record in outwitting the spread, going 6-1 against the spread (ATS) over their last seven games. Their offensive potency has led to high-scoring games; their last seven total went over 6 times; on the road this trend continued in 4 of 5 away games; their dominance against NFC conference opponents is evident with a perfect record (6-0 SU record in this time span).
Detroit Lions Betting Trends
Detroit’s betting trends reflect their on-field success, going 5-1 against the spread in their last six games and featuring 7 total overreaches over that span – evidence of their offensive potency. At Ford Field they have an outstanding 6-1 SU/ATS record while facing NFC opponents they boast an outstanding 4-1-0 mark against them ATS over this span.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions 1/14/24 Betting Picks
Statistics and betting trends point towards this game being an exciting, high-scoring encounter. Although Rams are an underdog team, their offense can challenge Lions defense. On the other side of things, their consistent performances at home make them a safe bet.
Bettors looking for value might consider the Rams at +155 as an underdog pick, especially given their recent success against NFC opponents. An over on total points could also prove lucrative given both teams’ tendency towards high-scoring games; when considering prop bets Matthew Stafford or David Montgomery could provide further opportunities.
Overall, this NFC Wild Card match-up promises to be an exhilarating contest. Los Angeles Rams possessing an efficient offense can pose a threat against Detroit Lions; however, due to consistent home form and Jared Goff’s impressive quarterbacking, Detroit are currently favorites and should win in an exciting high-scoring thriller game. Keep track of changing odds and player performances leading up to game day for some helpful free NFL Wild Card tips!
Free Pick and Prediction: Detroit Lions 30, Los Angeles Rams 27