The Los Angeles Rams had one of the most pleasantly surprising seasons in recent memory in 2017. L.A. went from worst to first by winning 11 games to take the NFC West by two games over Seattle in absolutely stunning fashion. Now, as the Rams get set for the quickly approaching 2018 regular season, they’ve got a bunch of must-see, must-bet matchups on their docket, including a whopping five prime-time affairs against possible playoff participants that you need to know all about NFL betting faithful.
Let’s get to them right now!
Los Angeles Rams 2018 NFL Betting Guide
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Week 1: Monday, Sept. 10, at Oakland Raiders, 10:20 p.m. ET
The Raiders are in a reload mode under new ‘old’ head coach Jon Gruden, but Oakland won;t be able to take down a Rams team that is loaded on both sides of the ball and finished the 2017 season ranked first in scoring (29.9 ppg) and 12th in points allowed (20.6 ppg).
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 31 Raiders 21
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. ET
The Cardinals are undergoing a change at head coach and quarterback that will cause them to end up on the wrong end of a regular season sweep against the Rams in 2018.
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 35 Cardinals 20
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. ET
This Battle of Los Angeles will be the first regular-season meetings between the Chargers-Rams since the teams moved to L.A. Both of these teams have legitimate Super Bowl hopes, but only one has the masterful Wade Phillips on their sideline!
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 27 Chargers 24
Week 4: Thursday, Sept. 27, vs. Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Rams will be looking for revenge against the Vikings in this Thursday Night Football showdown after losing to their conference rivals 24-7 in Week 11 last season. I like the Rams to get it in a thriller!
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 23 Vikings 21
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Rams split with the division rival Seahawks last season with the road team winning both times and I believe L.A. is going down in this Week 5 affair as part of another split!
NFL Betting Pick: Seahawks 28 Rams 27
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Niners narrowly lost to the Rams 41-39 in Week 3 last season and then beat L.A. senseless in their 34-13 Week 17 road win, although the Rams didn’t go all out with their spot in the playoffs secured. This time around, the Rams pull off the upset in Frisco on Sunday night in another thriller!
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 31 Niners 27
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 28, vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET
Former Cal quarterbacks in Jared Goff and Aaron Rodgers are set to duel in this one. While Rodgers is clearly the better signal-caller in this affair, his Green bay Packers have question marks all over the place heading into 2018!
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 35 Packers 24
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, at New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. ET
The Rams picked up an impressive 26-20 home win over the Saints in Week 12 last season, but I like Drew Brees and company to return the favor at home in this Week 9 showdown!
NFL Betting Pick: Saints 27 Rams 24
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET
Eagles young superstar quarterback Carson Wentz injured his knee in last year’s Week 14 showdown, but the Birds still managed to get the 43-35 win en route to the Super Bowl. With Wentz back under center and this one going down in the City of Brotherly Love, I like the Birds to get the statement-making home win!
NFL Betting Pick: Eagles 31 Rams 28