At 1:00 ET, the Rams and Giants clash at MetLife Stadium for a week 17 NFL matchup. Catch the action on FOX, with the game set for Sunday, December 31st. Los Angeles comes into this NFC matchup, as the 6 point road favorite. See who I got coming out on top and covering the spread on Sunday. If you’re feeling confident about your pick, you can bet this game at Caesars.
Los Angeles Rams Preview
Through 15 games, the Rams have a record of 8-7. This mark has them 2nd in the NFC-West and 6th in the NFC. The Rams have a 9-5-1 ATS record so far. As we enter week 17, their scoring margin per game is +1.7.
In the Rams’ win over the Saints, the Rams did a good job moving the ball against the Saints defense, finishing with 23 first-downs and racking up 458 yards of offense. Defensively, the Rams allowed a total of 339 yards of offense to the Saints. Going into the game, Los Angeles was favored by 4 and went on to cover the spread. Matthew Stafford threw for 328 yards while completing 70% of his passes and throwing for 328. Stafford threw for two touchdowns.
New York Giants Preview
Going into this week 17 NFC matchup, the Giants have an overall record of 5-10. In the NFC-East standings, the Giants are in 3rd place and 13th in the NFC. So far, they have gone 4-6 against NFC opponents and 3-3 at home. Taking a look at the Giants’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at -10.5. This has resulted in an ATS record of 6-8-1.
The Giants were unable to overcome a bad first half in which they trailed by 17 and ended up losing to the Eagles. Overall, the Giants put up 292 yards of offense while allowing 465. The Eagles finished the game going 8/15 on 3rd down. Even though New York lost the game straight-up, they did cover the spread as 14-point underdogs. Tyrod Taylor threw for 133 yards while completing 43% of his passes and throwing for 133. Taylor threw for one touchdown.
The Rams and Giants did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Rams have a record of 3-0. The Rams also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 47 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-1.
Giants vs. Rams Odds Analysis
In terms of the current moneyline odds, Los Angeles currently has 73% probability of winning, with a moneyline payout of -264. Conversely, the Giants’ implied win percentage stands at 32% on a moneyline of +210.
Since its opening at 41.5, the over/under market has experienced a shift, now standing at 42.
Los Angeles opened as 5.5 point favorites on the road, and the oddsmakers have since adjusted the lines to -6 in their favor.
How to Bet Giants vs. Rams in New York
Even though the Rams are favored to pick up the win, I don’t like how their defense finished their last game. I see the Giants covering the spread as six-point underdogs.
With the over/under line set at 42, I’m going with the under. So far this season, games involving New York have averaged 39 points per game, and I expect this game to stay below 42.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Giants +6
- SportsBettingNY OU Predict: Under 42