Broncos vs. Rams Spread Prediction
The unbeaten L.A. Rams will look to get to 6-0 on Sunday when they visit the Denver Broncos at 4:05 p.m. ET. Even if they win, will they cover for bettors unlike a week ago in Seattle?
269 Los Angeles Rams at 270 Denver Broncos
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 14
Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, CO
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Rams are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Broncos. The total, meanwhile, sits at 50.5 points. As of this writing, 60% of the public betting tickets are on the Rams to cover the point spread.
Los Angeles Rams
Cooper Kupp (concussion) will play in Week 6 against the Broncos. Kupp and Cooks were both full participants in practice on Friday and were cleared Saturday morning, as expected. The Rams will be near full-health in what projects as a sneaky shootout given the recent defensive tendencies of both sides against the Broncos. Expect no limitations for either Kupp or Cooks.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos' upper management is "closely monitoring" coach Vance Joseph. The Broncos will take a three-game losing streak into Sunday's matchup against the undefeated Rams. Denver kept Joseph despite limping to a 5-11 record last season but the front office is losing patience with the Broncos off to another lackluster start. With his job on the line, Joseph has taken a more "hands-on" approach recently, though Joe Woods will continue to call plays on defense. Joseph also opted for more meetings this week in an effort to boost communication. We'll see if his changes make any difference.
NFL Betting Trends
The Rams are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight up win.
The Broncos are 0-3-1 against the number in their last four home games.
The underdog is 5-0 against the spread in this matchup and the Broncos offer good value to bettors as nearly a touchdown-sized home dog today. The Rams are explosive offensively but they’ve proven in recent weeks that their defense isn’t as stout as it was supposed to be entering the year. They have problems in run defense and they have no edge rush, making life a little easier for opposing QBs to get outside the pocket. Case Keenum does a nice job of extending plays but being mobile inside the pocket, which will help today.