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NFL Betting Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

October 22, 2023


The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to Inglewood, California to face the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 PM ET with the game airing regionally on Fox in week 7 of the NFL season.

Pittsburgh enters this game with a record of 3-2 following a 17-10 win at home against the Baltimore Ravens while covering the 4.5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 5 of the NFL season. The Steelers scored 17 points while compiling a total of 289 yards offensively which included 224 passing yards and 87 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 335 total yards defensively which included 236 passing yards and 125 rushing yards. Kenny Pickett led the team in passing, completing 18 of 32 attempts for 224 yards and a touchdown. Jaylen Warren led the team in rushing with nine carries for 40 yards while adding three receptions for 39 yards. George Pickens led the team in receiving, catching six of ten targets for 130 yards and a touchdown.

The Los Angeles Rams enter this game with a record of 3-3 following a 26-9 win at home against the Arizona Cardinals while covering the 7-point spread as a home favorite in week 6 of the NFL season. Los Angeles scored 26 points while compiling a total of 382 yards offensively which included 226 passing yards and 179 rushing yards while allowing 9 points and 345 total yards defensively which included 235 passing yards and 130 rushing yards. Matthew Stafford led the team in passing, completing 15 of 24 attempts for 226 yards and a touchdown while rushing for two yards. Kyren Williams led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown. Cooper Kupp led the team in receiving, catching seven of nine targets for 148 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Rams listed as 3-point favorites at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon in week 7 of the NFL season. Pittsburgh has won five of the last six including the previous four matchups in a row while winning by an average margin of 13.17 points per game over the last six and 12.67 points per game over the last three games in the series. The Steelers are 5-1 ATS in the last six and 3-0 ATS in the last three contests. The Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, and 3-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Los Angeles Rams are 4-1-1 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, and 2-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Both teams have performed better than most expected so far this season as both enter this game at or above .500 on the year. However, this series has been dominated by the Pittsburgh Steelers as they have won five of the last six meetings while going 5-1 ATS in those contests. The Rams will be without Kyren Williams who has been a pivotal part of their offense this season and I expect that to be a huge loss for them which is why I am taking the points with the Pittsburgh Steelers when they travel to take on the Los Angeles Rams.

Spooky Express Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers +3