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NFL Betting Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams

August 16, 2023


The Las Vegas Raiders are 1-0 in the preseason following a 34-7 win at home on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in week 1 of the NFL preseason.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams are 0-1 in the NFL preseason following a 17-34 loss at home against the Los Angeles Chargers in week 1 of the preseason on Saturday.

BookMaker has the Las Vegas Raiders listed as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Los Angeles Rams and has set the total for the over/under plays at 39.5 points. Will the Raiders improve to 2-0 in the preseason or will the Rams get the win at home? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.

Las Vegas Raiders Team Preview

The Las Vegas Raiders enter this game with a record of 1-0 in the NFL preseason following a 34-7 win at home against the San Francisco 49ers. The Raiders are 1-0 ATS overall this season.

Offensively, Las Vegas is averaging 34 points per game in the preseason. The Raiders are averaging 266 total yards, 152 passing yards, and 120 rushing yards per game in the NFL preseason. Aidan O’Connell leads the team in passing completing 15 of 18 targets for 141 yards and a touchdown. Zamir White leads the team in rushing with 13 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown. Cole Fotheringham leads the team in receiving with five receptions for 71 yards.

Defensively, the Raiders are allowing an average of 7 points per game in the NFL preseason. Las Vegas is allowing an average of 283 total yards, 232 passing yards, and 69 rushing yards per game in the preseason.

Los Angeles Rams Team Preview

The Los Angeles Rams enter this game with an overall record of 0-1 in the preseason following a 17-34 loss at home against the Los Angeles Chargers in week 1 of the NFL preseason. The Rams are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS at home this season.

Offensively, the Rams are averaging 17 points per game in the NFL preseason. Los Angeles is averaging 263 total yards, 202 passing yards, and 99 rushing yards per game in the preseason. Stetson Bennett leads the team in passing in the preseason completing 17 of 29 attempts for 191 yards and a touchdown. Zach Evans leads the team in rushing with eight carries for 34 yards. Tyler Johnson leads the team in receiving with five receptions for 70 yards.

Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing an average of 34 points per game in the preseason. The Rams are allowing an average of 319 total yards, 128 passing yards, and 214 rushing yards per game.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Los Angeles has won five of the last seven games in the series and has won by an average score of 25.86 to 13.29 while going 6-1 ATS in those matchups. The Rams have won the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 34 to 9.67 while going 3-0 ATS in those contests.

The under has hit in five of the last seven games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 39.15 points per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 43.67 points per game in those matchups.

Los Angeles has been the better team in the series, winning five of the last seven including the previous three matchups in a row. The Rams are 6-1 ATS in the last seven and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Los Angeles Rams +4 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Rams +4