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NFL Betting Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs. Washington Commanders

December 17, 2023


The Washington Commanders will travel to Los Angeles, California to face the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in week 15 of the NFL season with the game scheduled to start at 4:05 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on CBS.

 

Washington enters this game having lost six of their last seven and are on a four-game losing streak following a  loss at home against the Miami Dolphins in week 13 before their bye week. The Commanders have struggled on offense for the majority of the season and enter this game averaging 20.08 points per game which ranks 23rd in the NFL. Turnovers have killed the team this season as they are -10 in the turnover battle this season which is one of the main reasons they enter this game in last place in the NFC East with a record of 4-9. Sam Howell is 5th in the NFL in passing yards with 3,466 yards with 18 touchdowns, however, he has thrown 14 interceptions. The Washington Commanders will look to end their four-game losing streak when they travel to face the Los Angeles Rams.

 

The Los Angeles Rams were 3-6 heading into their by week in week 10 of the NFL season, however, since their bye week the Rams have won three of their last four games, however, they saw their three-game winning streak come to an end with a 31-37 overtime loss on the road against the Baltimore Ravens in week 14 of the NFL season.

 

The Rams have also averaged 30.25 points per game since their bye week which also improved their season average to 23 points per game which ranks 10th in the NFL. The Rams feature an above-average passing offense that ranks 12th in the NFL in passing yards per game with an average of 234.92 passing yards per game. Matthew Stafford has had a nice bounce-back season after a disastrous 2022 season as he enters this game having completed 253 of 420 attempts for 3,062 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

 

However, the defense has been a slightly below-average scoring defense as they are allowing an average of 22.31 points per game which is above the league average of 21.81 points per game. The Los Angeles Rams will look to bounce back following the loss last week against the Ravens when they host the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon.

 

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Rams listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon in week 15 of the NFL season. Los Angeles has won six of the last ten while Washington has won two of the last three meetings. The Rams are 7-3 ATS in the last ten while the Commanders are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Washington Commanders are 5-7-1 ATS overall, 5-2 ATS on the road, and 5-3-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Los Angeles Rams are 7-5-1 ATS overall, 3-3 ATS at home, and 4-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

 

Los Angeles has been the better team this season and overall in the series, winning six of the last ten meetings. The Rams have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series as they are 7-3 ATS in the last ten while also being the better team at covering the spread this year as they are 7-5-1 ATS overall and 4-2 ATS as a favorite while the Commanders are 5-7-1 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Los Angeles Rams when they host the Washington Commanders in week 15 of the NFL season. 

 

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Rams -6