New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction, 12/10/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -6.5
Cam Newton and the New England Patriots (6-6) go to SoFi Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Rams (8-4). The spread on this game has Los Angeles as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 45.5.
The New England Patriots head into this game 6-6 this year. The last time they took the field they took on the Los Angeles Chargers and ended up getting the win by a score of 45-0. Cam Newton went 12/19 with 69 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Damien Harris paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 80 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per tote. Gunner Olszewski was the receiving yardage leader by earning 38 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 38 yards per reception for the game. The New England Patriots rushed the ball a total of 43 times and generated 165 yards which had them averaging 3.8 yards per rush. In the game, they finished with a total of 66 plays for 291 yards. Overall, the Patriots got 22 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 15 yards. When discussing the defense, New England allowed 26 catches on 53 attempts totaling 188 yards, and a completion percentage of 49.0%. Against the run, the Patriots allowed 70 yards on 15 runs which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up 258 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Patriots have racked up 4,108 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they're maintaining an average of 150.9 yards in the run game which is 3rd in the NFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, New England has compiled 8 touchdowns through the air and 19 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of scoring, the New England Patriots are averaging 22.8 points per game. When it comes to yards through the air, the Patriots have surrendered 2,709 yards which ranks them 14th in football. For the year, they are conceding 344.6 yards/outing which puts them 12th in the National Football League. The Patriots sit in 7th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 21.3 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per running attempt and 118.8 yards on the ground per game this season. In their 12 games played this year, they have conceded 225.8 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 66.1%. For the season, they have conceded 1,426 rushing yards through 12 contests.
The Rams head into this matchup 8-4 for this year. The last time they took the field they faced the Arizona Cardinals and earned the victory by a score of 38-28. Cam Akers led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 12 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 72 yards by way of 21 carries which gave him an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Robert Woods was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 85 yards on 10 receptions. He notched an average of 8.5 yards per reception for that contest. Jared Goff went 37/47 with 351 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Los Angeles Rams ran the ball 31 times and earned a total of 119 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Rams racked up a total of 30 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 75 yards. Overall, they ran 79 plays which added up to 463 yards. When discussing the defense, Los Angeles gave up 21 completions on 39 throws totaling 140 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 232 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Rams gave up 92 yards on 21 runs which is an average of 4.4 yards per run allowed.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Rams have thrown for a total of 3,254 passing yards along with an average of 271.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 6th in football. The Los Angeles Rams are averaging 395.3 yards/game ranking them 3rd in football. They average 124.2 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,490 yards overall. In relation to their ability to score points, the Rams are ranked 17th out of all teams in the league averaging 25.1 points per game. In terms of yards through the air, the Rams have allowed 2,379 yards which has them ranked 1st in the NFL. In total, they have allowed 291.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 2nd in the league. The Rams rank 5th in the National Football League when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 20.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per tote and 93.1 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of their 12 games played, they have given up 198.3 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 62.5%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,117 yards via the ground game in 12 games.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Patriots +6.5
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