It’s not that long ago when the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl 53, and while Tom Brady is no longer with the Pats, the Rams can get some measure of revenge for that loss by beating Bill Belichick and his men in this game – especially since the Patriots are desperately in need of wins to make the playoffs. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams Regular Season Week 14 Game on December 10, 2020
Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
When: Thursday, December 10, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Betting on the New England Patriots (+6)
Regular Season Record: 6-6
The Patriots are finding ways to win and keep their playoff hopes alive. In Week 13, they muscled out an unforgiving 45-0 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on the road for their second victory in a row and fourth in five games. In that game, the Patriots got multiple touchdowns from their special teams and a monster effort from their defense. Cam Newton also passed for a touchdown and rushed for two more in a brilliant effort that should only give the Patriots even more confidence heading into another battle in LA. The Patriots’ secondary sacked Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert three times and intercepted him twice. Rams quarterback Jared Goff isn’t the most accurate passer this season. In fact, he’s thrown four interceptions in the last four games and 10 on the season. That dangerous secondary by the Patriots will be looking to ambush Goff, as they eye to add more to New England’s season total of 14 defensive interruptions, which is third-most in the NFL.
The Patriots are 3-1 against the spread in their last four games overall.
Betting on the Los Angeles Rams (-6)
Regular Season Record: 8-4
While Goff has been shaky for the most part this season, he and the Rams’ offense appeared to have gotten out of their funk, as they scored a 38-28 road win over the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday. That’s the Rams’ highest-scoring performance to date this season. Goff went 37 of 47 for 351 passing yards and a touchdown with zero interceptions while running back Cam Akers rushed 21 times for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Rams backfield doesn’t have an elite running back, but it’s a deep one with Akers, Darrell Henderson, and Malcolm Brown sharing duties. There’s an opportunity for the Rams to attack the Patriots’ run defense that’s been taken advantage of by other teams in previous weeks. The Rams have the eighth-most prolific rushing attack, as they are averaging 124.2 rushing yards per game. The Pats, on the other hand, are 18th with 118.8 rushing yards allowed per contest. As for their own defense, the Rams solid pass rush led by Aaron Donald can create a ton of problems for a rapidly regressing Cam Newton.
The under is 5-0 in the Rams’ last five games at home.
The Rams win, 24-19.
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