Rams vs. Lions: How to bet Matthew Stafford’s revenge game

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VSiN’s NFL experts connection up a fistful of betting recommendations for Sunday’s crippled betwixt the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams (-16.5, O/U 510.5)

Burke: Sean McVay was highly upset with his Rams squad for getting disconnected to specified a atrocious commencement against the Giants past weekend. His connection to the squad volition apt beryllium to commencement accelerated successful this game, and they should person that opportunity. The worst happening you tin bash with a two-touchdown underdog is let that squad to get immoderate beingness aboriginal successful the game. Put the crippled distant and enactment it successful cruise power successful the 2nd half.

The Rams look a Lions squad this week that has amassed much than 46 percent of its passing yards successful the 4th quarter. Jared “Garbage Time” Goff has conscionable 3 first-half touchdown passes this season. Those are the conscionable 3 violative touchdowns successful the archetypal fractional for the Lions implicit six games. The Rams person scored 9 first-half touchdowns this season.

Things person changed a spot successful Detroit since Matthew Stafford left, but helium inactive knows the unit good and should beryllium capable to prime the Lions isolated successful the archetypal half. He’s playing immoderate of the champion shot of his vocation and has been capable to get each of his weapons progressive the past fewer weeks. The Rams whitethorn get lackadaisical successful the 2nd fractional and not screen the afloat number, arsenic the Lions look to enactment good successful the 4th fourth of a blowout, but Los Angeles has nary excuse successful the archetypal half.

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Burke’s pick: Rams -8.5 archetypal fractional (-120).

Tuley: The Lions are 3-3 ATS contempt their winless record, arsenic they should person beaten the Ravens and were competitory against the Packers. The happening that makes this benignant of play appealing is that the Rams aren’t motivated to triumph by much than 2 touchdowns. They conscionable privation to get retired with a triumph and everyone steadfast and determination on. The backmost doorway should beryllium wide unfastened adjacent if the Lions don’t support it adjacent early.

Tuley’s pick: Lions +16.5.

Brown: Stafford going implicit 2.5 passing touchdowns is simply mounting up arsenic the cleanable Week 7 betting opportunity. He already has cleared this fig successful fractional of his games this season, and the Lions should supply adjacent little absorption than what the New York Giants enactment distant successful Week 6.

Stafford has added information to execute good against the worst squad successful the NFL. On the abbreviated database of MVP candidates, it seems highly improbable Stafford would acquisition immoderate benignant of slip-up against the doormat franchise helium carried for his full career. There are besides plentifulness of measurable variables that constituent toward this Over being an casual cover.

Brown’s pick: Stafford Over 2.5 passing TDs (Even).

Amon-Ra St. Brown has continued to summation drawback stock successful the Lions passing offense. The occupation is helium inactive seems to beryllium operating arsenic the team’s No. 3 receiver down some Kalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus. His 13.7 percent squad people stock leads each Lions wide receivers but isn’t precisely the measurement to slope connected against the toughest defence successful the NFL. After failing to spell implicit his receiving yardage prop fig successful 4 of six games to commencement the season, it would instrumentality a insignificant occurrence for him to eclipse it successful Week 7. Basically everything is stacked against St. Brown successful this matchup, meaning this nether could beryllium 1 of the easiest winners disposable connected Sunday.

Brown’s pick: St. Brown Under 47.5 receiving yards (-115).