Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers Preseason NFL Picks & Parlay 8/31/2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Lambeau Field is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Green Bay as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 37.5. The Packers were 11-7-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 13-6-0. The Rams were 4-11-1 ATS and their over/under record was 7-9-0.
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Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Rams were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Important Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers were 13-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Green Bay Packers were 11-7-1 against the spread last year
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
08/28/17 TE Temarrick Hemingway Leg out indefinitely
08/18/17 WR Tavon Austin Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
08/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee out for season
07/30/17 WR Mike Thomas Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible return 10/8 vs. Seattle)
07/30/17 CB Troy Hill Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible return 10/1 vs. Dallas)
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
08/28/17 LB Nick Perry Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
08/25/17 T Bryan Bulaga Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
08/12/17 T Don Barclay Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
07/30/17 WR Geronimo Allison Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. Seattle
07/30/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,252 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 31st in the league. They ran 375 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 126 times for 1,091 yards last season, which had them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. They were 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 224. They ran 960 plays last year for 4,203 yards, which ranked them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Rams averaged 4.4 yards per play, which was 32nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 245 1st downs last season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff completed 112 throws while attempting 205 passes for a completion percentage of 54.6% last year. He passed for 1,089 yards. He averaged 9.7 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 63.6 and his QBR was 22.2.
The Rams rush defense gave up 424 attempts for 1,660 yards last season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. They had 108 penalties for 920 yards on defense last year. That placed them 15th in the league. They allowed a score on 31.3% of possessions on defense, which was 6th in the NFL. Los Angeles was 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 394. They gave up a total of 5,392 yards on D, which was 9th in the league. The Rams were 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 378 throws on 582 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense last season, ranking them 25th and 21st in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,732 yards in the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams tried 22 field goals last season and made 19, which was 29th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 86.4%. Los Angeles Rams kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,680 yards on 98 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranked them 5th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles was 1st in the NFL in punt returns with 49 last year. They totaled 341 punt return yards and averaged 7 yards per return, which was 24th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 47 yards. They returned 47 kicks for 1,122 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Rams averaged 23.9 yards per kick return and had a long of 61 yards last season. They were 32nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,028.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers were 4th in the NFL in points scored with 432 last season. They ran 1,029 plays last year for 5,900 yards, which ranked them 8th in the league in total offense. The Packers averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 11th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 349 1st downs last year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Green Bay ran for 1,701 yards as a team, which ranked 20th in the NFL. They ran 374 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers were penalized on offense 100 times for 827 yards last season, which had them 23rd in the league in penalties. Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,428 yards last season. He completed 401 passes on 610 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His QBR last year was 76.9 while is quarterback rating was 104.2. He averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.0 yards per completion.
Green Bay was 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 388 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,823 yards on D, which was 22nd in the NFL. The Packers were ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense gave up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 370 passes on 571 attempts against the Green Bay defense last season, placing them 21st and 16th in the National Football League. The Green Bay Packers pass defense also gave up a total of 4,308 yards through the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 376 attempts for 1,515 yards last year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Packers committed 109 penalties for 964 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 41% of possessions on defense, which was 28th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Green Bay was ranked 25th in the league in punt returns last season with 26. They accumulated 235 punt return yards and averaged 9 yards per return, which was 14th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 55 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 631 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Packers averaged 19.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last year. They were 10th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,012. The Green Bay Packers attempted 30 field goals last season and made 26, which was 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 86.7%. Green Bay kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 last year. Their punters totaled 2,420 yards on 56 punts, averaging 26 yards per punt. That placed them 28th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Packers -3.5 and over 37.5 total points
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