Detroit Lions vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction, 10/24/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 7
Game: Detroit Lions vs Los Angeles Rams
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-13.5)
SoFi Stadium is where the Los Angeles Rams (5-1) will take on the Detroit Lions (0-6) on Sunday. Detroit opens as 13.5-point dogs. The total is 49.5.
The Detroit Lions head into this matchup 0-6 for this season. In their last game, the Lions faced off with the Bengals and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 34-11. D'Andre Swift was the leader on the ground for the Lions with 13 totes for 24 yards (1.8 yards per attempt). T.J. Hockenson averaged 9.3 yds per catch by earning 74 yards on 8 receptions. Jared Goff went 28/42 with 202 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 67.8 and ended the game with 1 pick. In the running game, the Lions conceded 142 yds on 36 tries, which calculates to 3.9 yds per run allowed. Detroit surrendered 20 completions on 30 attempts for 256 yds, and a completion rate of 66.7%. In the game, they ran 61 plays which totaled 228 yds. The Detroit Lions ran the ball 18 times and recorded 36 yards, which is an average of 2.0 yards per carry.
The Lions have tallied 1,926 total yards for the season. Detroit has accounted for 81 first downs as a unit, and they have committed 37 infractions for 291 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Detroit has amassed 7 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 8 times (4 picks and 4 fumbles lost). Offensively they're holding an average of 91.8 yards on the ground which has them sitting 23rd in the league. In terms of scoring points, the Detroit Lions are sitting at 18.2 PPG.
The Lions are sitting in 27th in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 28.7 points per game. They are allowing 4.3 yards per running attempt and 132.2 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. For the year, they have given up 793 yards via the ground game in 6 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Lions have surrendered 1,514 yards which has them ranked 20th in the league. They are giving up 252.3 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 67.9%. In total, they have yielded 384.5 yards/game putting them at 25th in the league. They have given up 12 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Rams head into this game 5-1 for this season. For their last game, the Rams took home the win by a final score of 38-11 when they played the Giants. Darrell Henderson carried the football 21 times for 78 yards, walking away from the game with 3.7 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Cooper Kupp was one of the featured targets for the Rams, snagging 9 passes for 130 yds (14.4 yards per reception). Matthew Stafford (4 TDs) ended the game with 251 yards on 22/28 passing while his quarterback rating was 128.7. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.96 yds. Los Angeles conceded 18 rush attempts for 60 yds (3.3 yds per carry). The Rams passing defense allowed a completion rate of 56.9%, relinquishing 201 yds on 29 for 51 passing. The Rams finished with a total of 365 yards while running 66 plays (5.5 yards per play). Los Angeles ran the ball for 3.9 yards per carry, totaling 131 yds on 34 attempts.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Rams are ranked 6th in the league by scoring 29.8 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Rams have compiled 1,785 yards through the air not to mention an average of 297.5 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 4th in football. They hold an average of 103.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 621 yards for the year. The Los Angeles Rams hold an average of 401.0 yards per game which ranks them 8th out of all teams in the NFL. The Los Angeles offense has compiled 226 penalty yards on 24 infractions, which is 31st in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 5 picks while losing 2 fumbles and they have obtained 88 first downs.
Los Angeles has yielded a total of 646 yards via the ground game (107.7 yards per game) in addition to 7 touchdowns rushing this year. They have yielded 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 259.3 yards/outing, which puts them in 21st out of all teams. Their defense has 10 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 8 interceptions) for the season. This year, they have given up 127 total points. The Rams defense has been on the field for 413 plays, which is good for 28th in football. The Rams are surrendering 21.2 PPG, which has them ranked 9th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams -13.5
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