Los Angeles at Detroit Odds & Free Pick

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,October 13, 2016 9:50, EST in

The Los Angeles Rams and the Detroit Lions will both look to give their early-season playoff hopes a boost when they square off at Ford Field in an intriguing Week 6 matchup on Sunday. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value in the NFL odds for this matchup.

Here’s a Look at the Los Angeles at Detroit Odds, Free Pick & TV Info

When: Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Ford Field, Detroit
TV: Fox
Radio: Los Angeles / Detroit
Stream: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Detroit -3
Over/Under: 43.5

Why Bet The Los Angeles Rams?

The Rams have an aggressive defense led by their powerful defensive line. Los Angeles (3-2 SU, 3-2 ATS) had its three-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 30-19 Week 5 loss against Buffalo while failing to cover the NFL betting line as a 2.5-point underdog. For the season, the Rams are limiting their opponents to a respectable 21.2 points per game (14th), but are averaging a paltry 16.4 points per game to rank dead last in scoring. L.A. has scored 19 points or less in four of their five games this season

Why Bet The Detroit Lions?

The Lions have the far more explosive offense and are playing at home. Detroit (2-3 SU, 2-3 ATS) snapped its three-game losing streak by handing previously unbeaten Philadelphia its first loss of the season in Week 5, beating the Birds 24-23 in a thriller. The Lions covered the NFL betting line as a 3.5-point underdog but are allowing more points per game (25.0 ppg) than they are averaging (23.8 ppg). Detroit has lost two games by three points or less while winning two others by four points or less.

My Expert Prediction and Pick

With the struggles the Los Angeles Rams have had scoring the ball this season, the often-explosive Detroit Lions are my pick to win and cover the ATS betting line in this Week 6 NFC clash.

The Lions are playing at home and likely want some payback for their 21-14 road loss against the Rams last season and will face a L.A. squad that has gone 7-15 SU in its last 22 road games and 3-5- 1 ATS in its last nine road dates.

I know Los Angeles is 6-3 SU and ATS in its last nine games overall, but the Lions have gone 4-2 SU and ATS in its last half-dozen home games. More importantly, the Lions have an offense that can be downright explosive behind strong-armed quarterback Matthew Stafford and their handful of gifted skill position players.

Career backup-turned- starter Case Keenum can only do so much with his limited skill set, making the Rams a one-dimensional team that opponents can force to struggle by keying on running back Todd Gurley. The Lions have the better quarterback and head coach in this matchup and will win going away to cover the NFL betting line.

My Pick: Detroit 28 Los Angeles 21