Packers vs. Rams Total Prediction
One of the most anticipated NFL games in Week 8, the Los Angeles Rams play host to the Green Bay Packers at 4:25PM ET on Sunday. Will it be a shootout?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, October 28, 2018
4:25PM ET – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NFL Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rams are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Packers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 56.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 69 percent going on the Packers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Packers coming off bye
The Packers got the bye at the right time, as they needed to heal up in key positions. They are coming off a 33-30 win over the 49ers prior to the bye and are 3-2-1 on the year. They are also 2-4 against the spread and 5-1 with the over.
Despite averaging just 24.7 points per game this year, the Pack are still putting up 445.7 yards per game behind a passing attack averaging 342 yards per contest. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,997 yards and 12 touchdowns with just one interception. His receivers have been banged up, but Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison are expected to return this week. The Packers could use a stronger run game, as Jamaal Williams remains the leading rusher with just 224 yards on 59 carries. Defensively, Green Bay is giving up 24 points and 349 yards per game.
Rams keep rolling
Los Angeles is the lone unbeaten team remaining in the NFL at 7-0 following a 39-10 win over the 49ers last weekend. The Rams are 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 with the under.
The Rams have been pretty unstoppable on offense this year, averaging 33.6 points and 457.4 yards per game. Jared Goff has thrown or 2,130 yards and 14 touchdowns while Todd Gurley has rushed for 686 yards and 11 touchdowns while adding 270 receiving yards and three scores. Robert Woods is the leading receiver with 41 catches for 602 yards and three scores. Defensively, the Rams are giving up just 18.3 points and 347.3 yards per game. Aaron Donald is having a monster year with eight sacks already.
NFL Betting Trends
The Packers have hit the over in 22 of their last 27 conference games and five of their last six road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Rams have hit the over in seven of their last 10 following a win and in five of their last six following a cover.
The Rams are going to score points. They have put up at least 33 points in all but one game this season and at least 34 in every home game. The Packers are an offense that is healing up and with receivers returning, I would expect Aaron Rodgers to be able to get some points on this Rams defense. While Los Angeles has a lot of star power on defense, they have still given up at least 20 points in four games this year. I think this game is going to live up to the hype when it comes to points.
NFL Prediction: Packers/Rams Over 56.5