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Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks – Rams To Cover As NFL Wildcard Playoff Underdog

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09 Jan 2024
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Leigh Copson 09 Jan 2024
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  • Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions picks for Sunday, January 14
  • NFL Wildcard playoff is taking place at Ford Field
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks
  • Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Los Angeles Rams Form
  • Detroit Lions Form

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions Preview & Picks

Los Angeles are tipped to cover as a betting underdog on the road.

The Rams arrive in strong form and they have consistently covered the spread in recent weeks.

The combination of Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua can help them, at the very least, stay within touching distance.

  • Los Angeles Rams are 6-1-0 ATS in their last 7 games
  • The Over has hit in 6 of Los Angeles’ last 7 games
  • The Over has cashed in 7 of Detroit’s last 9 games

Head To Head

  • Los Angeles Rams lead the all-time series 45-41-1
  • Los Angeles Rams won 28-19 when the two teams last met in October 2021

Los Angeles Rams Form

Los Angeles won seven of their eight games after the bye week to finish 10-7 and seal a return to the playoffs.

The Rams’ season appeared to be over when they went into their weekend off having lost six of their first nine games of the season.

They turned things around after the in-season break though, sparking a three-game win streak with a 17-16 win over Seattle, which was back up by a 37-14 victory at Arizona and a 36-19 win over Cleveland.

Los Angeles’ run was halted by a 37-31 overtime loss in Baltimore, but they immediately rebounded with a 28-20 victory over Washington.

The Rams then beat New Orleans 30-22, before heading out on the road to down the New York Giants, 26-25, and San Francisco, 21-20.

Detroit Lions Form

Detroit finished the regular season with a 12-5 record, securing their first ever NFC North title.

The Lions had not won a division crown since the realignment, but made a roaring start to the season by upsetting defending champions Kansas City on the road on opening night, 21-20.

They went on to win to win five of their next seven games to enter the bye week at 6-2, and although they lost a few games after their return, a division title did not appear to be in doubt.

Detroit bounced back from a 28-13 defeat in Chicago with a 42-17 victory over Denver at home, and followed that up with a 30-24 win in Minnesota.

The Lions then responded to a 20-19 loss in Dallas with a 30-20 victory over Minnesota in their regular season finale.

Verdict

It has been a memorable season for Detroit and they are worthy favorites in this one.

However, Los Angeles are on a roll and have been covering consistently, so we like them with the points in this one.

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