The 11-2 Los Angeles Rams (+375 to win Super Bowl 53) need to worry about making the playoffs because whatever happens, they’re going to play beyond Week 17. However, they need a win to get a bitter taste out of their mouth following a bad loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 14. The Philadelphia Eagles (+25,000 to win Super Bowl 53), on the other hand, are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive, as they have fallen out of the postseason picture.
Betting Preview for the Philadelphia Eagles vs Los Angeles Rams NFL Week 15 Game on December 16, 2018
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
When: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)
Uh oh. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is unlikely to play this coming Sunday due to a back issue. It’s even rumored that he might not play any game at all for the rest of the regular season, which gives backup quarterback a window of opportunity under center for Philly. I think we’ve all seen this movie before. Still, this is bad news for the Eagles, who will have to contend with a Rams team that’s hungry for a rebound. Foles has appeared in just two games so far this season, and has 451 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception. The looming absence of Wentz also shifts much attention to the Eagles’ backfield. Running back Josh Adams has taken over the No. 1 spot in his position, but he only got fed with seven carries for 36 rushing yards in last week’s 29-23 overtime road loss to the Dallas Cowboys. A Wentz’s absence, however, should brighten his outlook in terms of having more opportunities against the Rams’ defense that allows 124.2 rushing yards per game – just 23rd in the NFL.
The over is 4-1 in Philadelphia’s last five road games.
Betting on the Los Angeles Rams (11-2)
As mentioned earlier, the Rams are eager to bounce back after a faceplant in a 15-6 road loss to the Chicago Bears last Sunday. In that game, the Rams had a very uncharacteristic performance, particularly on offense, as they barely got anything going opposite the Bears’ suffocating stop unit. Rams quarterback Jared Goff only had 180 passing yards with no touchdowns and four interceptions. It was a total letdown of a performance for Goff, but things should be a lot easier for him in Week 15 against Philadelphia’ pass defense that got just blown out by the Cowboys in Week 14. The Eagles have allowed 280.3 passing yards in their last three games – the fifth most in the NFL during that span. Another Rams player looking to rediscover his lethal form is running back Todd Gurley, who was held by the Bears down to just 28 rushing yards on 11 carries. Overall, the Rams had only 52 rushing yards on 13 carries in that contest.
The Rams, who are third in the NFL with 32.7 points per game average, are 6-0 SU and 2-2-2 ATS in their last six home games.
Los Angeles wins, 30-20.
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