Each and every season in the NFL, we see a surprise team or two emerge. These are generally teams that look to be close to competing, but who have a couple of glaring holes that need to be filled before they can take the next step. Heading into last season, the LA Rams were just a couple of seasons removed from a playoff appearance, but they were not the same team that they were back them, plus they had a QB that they did not entirely trust. A couple of stellar offseason moves later, this team has moved from dark horse category to potential championship expectations. Whether that plays out that way remains to be seen. Let’s take a closer look at the 2021 LA Rams so you can plan your bets against their NFL Team Totals odds.
LA Rams Win/Loss Betting Odds and Prediction for the 2021-22 Season
Rams Divisional and Playoff Chances
Before we can look forward, it’s always a good idea to look back at what went down last year. The expectation was that the rams would likely be a .500 team at best, but they surprised a lot of people by going 10-6 and landing themselves a spot in the Wild Card. Much of that success came via the defense, which was the only one in the NFC to surrender less than 300 points in the regular season. Perhaps no surprise then that Aaron Donald won the defensive Player of the Year award.
You can argue that the Rams benefitted from a 49ers team that was ravaged by injury and a Cardinals squad that underperformed to a certain degree, but you still need to go out and win those games. We will get into the changes that they made this offseason in a moment, but let’s first look at the current odds for the Rams. This division is about as tight as it gets, but it is the Rams who are in as the favorites to win the NFC West at odds of +200.
Rams 2021 Schedule and Win Total
One of the biggest knocks on the Rams has been that while Jared Goff is a decent enough QB, he is not the man to take them to the promised land. That excuse is now gone, as Goff was shipped out to Detroit in exchange for Matthew Stafford, which is a significant upgrade. The word on Stafford in LA is that he has been better than advertised, but the big question is whether or not he can stay healthy all season long.
The Rams start this season at home against the Chicago Bears, which you would think should be a winning start. Their next 4 games, 2 of which are divisional are all tough, with the Bucs in that mix, but then they have a stretch against the Giants, Lions, and Texans, all of which should come with a W attached. They get their bye in Week 11 and then have a rather brutal stretch in the second half of the season, with big divisional games in there, as well as outings against the Packers and Ravens.
The win total for the Rams at the moment is set at 10, but you would have to say that their success depends very much on Stafford staying healthy from start to finish. If he can manage that, then we are looking at the total going over.
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