Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Ravens (+3.5)
The Baltimore Ravens (8-7) are welcoming the Los Angeles Rams (11-4) at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 45.5.
The Los Angeles Rams come into this game with a record of 11-4 this year. In their last contest, the Rams stepped onto the field against the Vikings and notched a win by a score of 30-23. Matthew Stafford went 21/37 with 197 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 46.8 and walked away from the contest with 3 interceptions. Cooper Kupp held an average of 10.9 yards per catch by notching 109 yards on 10 catches. Sony Michel led the offense in rushing for the Rams with 27 attempts for 131 yards (4.9 yards per attempt). On the day, they tallied 70 plays which totaled 356 yards. The Los Angeles Rams ran the football 33 times and totaled 159 yds, which had them averaging 4.8 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Rams gave up 66 yards on 22 attempts, which is an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed. Los Angeles allowed 27 completions on 38 attempts for 295 yds, and a completion rate of 71.1%.
The Rams have tallied 5,687 total yards this year. Los Angeles has accumulated 207 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 69 penalties for 587 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has compiled 36 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 18 times (14 interceptions and 4 fumbles lost). As a team they are averaging 103.1 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 24th in the league. Regarding scoring points, the Los Angeles Rams hold an average of 27.7 points per game.
When talking about yards through the air, the Rams have conceded 3,633 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in the NFL. They have yielded 242.2 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 66.4%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 339.1 yards per outing which puts them 15th in the NFL. They have conceded 15 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush on the ground and 96.9 rushing yards per game this season. For the year, they have conceded 1,454 yards via the running game in 15 outings. The Rams sit in 14th in the NFL in relation to team defense, conceding 21.7 points per game.
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The Ravens head into this game 8-7 for this season. For their last game, the Ravens walked away with a loss by a score of 41-21 when they faced the Bengals. Josh Johnson (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 304 yards on 28/40 passing while his quarterback rating was 98.3. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6 yds. Mark Andrews was the best receiver for the Ravens, snagging 8 balls for 125 yds (15.6 yds per catch). Devonta Freeman carried the rock 6 times for 17 yards, ending the contest with 2.8 yds per attempt for Baltimore. The Ravens finished the game with 334 yds while running 57 plays (5.9 yards per play). Baltimore ran for 2.4 yds per carry, totaling 39 yds on 16 carries. Baltimore relinquished 21 running attempts for 77 yards (3.7 yds per rush). The Ravens pass defense allowed a completion rate of 80.4%, relinquishing 498 yds on 37 out of 46 through the air.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Ravens are ranked 16th out of all teams in football holding an average of 23.7 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Ravens have compiled 3,667 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 244.5 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 12th in the league. They hold an average of 137.7 yards via the ground game and have run for 2,065 yards for the season. The Baltimore Ravens maintain an average of 382.1 yards per game which is good for 5th out of all teams in the league. The Baltimore offense has racked up 823 yds of penalties on 97 infractions, which has them sitting 13th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 15 picks while losing 6 fumbles and they have tallied 195 1st downs.
The Ravens are allowing 23.7 points per game, which has them sitting 20th in football. Baltimore has allowed a total of 1,284 yards on the ground (85.6 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have allowed 28 touchdowns through the air and 280.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 32nd in the league. The Ravens defense taken the field for 902 plays, ranking them 3rd in the NFL. Overall, they have conceded 356 points in total. Their defense has 11 takeaways (5 fumbles recovered and 6 interceptions) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rams -3.5
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