Under Sean McVay, the Rams are never far from the top of Super Bowl futures tables. For a couple years, many questioned whether Jared Goff was the piece holding the team back from a championship, so he was traded this offseason to Detroit for Matthew Stafford. The move indicates that Los Angeles is in win-now mode; rightfully so, their previously-young corps of extremely talented players are still talented, but not getting any younger.
Unfortunately for L.A., their talented back Cam Akers tore his Achilles just days into team camp and the team will likely have to operate without him for most– if not all– of the year.
All Pros Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey are set to make another run at the NFC West– a division they were runners-up in a year ago– and a run at Super Bowl LVI. Optimism sits on the Rams, who stand in the top five in Super Bowl odds and projected win totals. The band is back together after free agency and this team is ready to make yet another push at a title this year.
Los Angeles Rams Week 1 odds
The Los Angeles Rams, coming off an NFC Divisional Round appearance, open their 2021 season at home against the Chicago Bears. Matthew Stafford’s Rams debut comes on Sunday Night Football and Sean McVay has a 7-2 record straight up at home in primetime (including 3-0 last year). The Bears have a quarterback competition this offseason and it’s not expected that rookie Justin Fields will be the starter for this game. In 2020, the Rams beat the Bears 24-10 on Monday Night Football, handing Chicago their second loss on the season.
The Rams () opened as 7-point favorites in this one amid the uncertainty at quarterback for Chicago. Los Angeles finished 10-8 against the spread a season ago, including 5-3 at home. This game is expected to be the first time fans are allowed at SoFi Stadium since its opening in 2020. The Rams have also won their last four season openers.
Los Angeles Rams futures odds
Rams Super Bowl odds and other futures markets 2021
- Odds to win Super Bowl: +1400
- To win NFC: +650
- To win NFC West: +195
- Make playoffs: -195
- Rams win total: 10.5 (+115)
Odds last updated July 12
Rams prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Receiver Robert Woods was a great value prop play weekly in the 2020 season as his name was often watered down with a deep group of pass catchers. Woods’ projected receiving total in the Rams’ Week 12 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers was 62.5 yards. He hauled in 80 yards that game, giving those who bet over his receiving total the win.
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Los Angeles Rams 2021 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 12||vs Chicago Bears||8:20 p.m. ET||Rams -7|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 19||at Indianapolis Colts||1:00 p.m. ET||Rams -1.5|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 26||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 3||vs Arizona Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 5||Thursday, Oct. 7||at Seattle Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 17||at New York Giants||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 24||vs Detroit Lions||4:05 p.m. ET||Rams -10.5|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 31||at Houston Texans||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 7||vs Tennessee Titans||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 10||Monday, Nov. 15||at San Francisco 49ers||8:15 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 21||BYE||N/A||N/A|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 28||at Green Bay Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 5||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 14||Monday, Dec. 13||at Arizona Cardinals||8:15 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 19||vs Seattle Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 26||at Minnesota Vikings||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 2||at Baltimore Ravens||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 9||vs San Francisco 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
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How to bet on the Los Angeles Rams
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Rams -115
- 49ers +130
The Rams are considered favorites in this matchup (indicated by -115), requiring a $115 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The 49ers are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $230 total for a $100 bet ($130 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Rams -1.5 (-110)
- Browns +1.5 (-110)
In this example, Los Angeles is favored by 1.5 points, indicated by “-1.5.” If the Rams win the game 23-20, the Rams (-1.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Browns keep the game within two and lose 24-23, the Browns (+1.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Rams’ Week 13 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals had a projected point total of 54.5 points. The Rams won the game 38-28, resulting in 66 combined points. Those that bet over the point total would have won the bet.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Rams (-225) were heavily favored against the Chargers (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Rams to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Rams fell to a big 21-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Chargers, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Rams to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take the Rams (+130) at halftime and the Rams pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Chargers (+190) in that game, but the Rams jump out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on the Rams (-300) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Rams 2020 recap
Record ATS: 9-7
Over/under record: 4-12
10-6 felt flat for the 2020 Rams, a record marred by a late-season upset loss to the winless Jets. Their defense carried the team, but it felt different than in year’s past– the offense struggled to make ends meet at times, leading to them moving off Jared Goff in the offseason. L.A. finished 22nd in scoring offense (23.3 points per game), however they also finished second in scoring defense (19.3 points allowed per game). An indicator of the Rams’ season was their 4-12 record against the point total, which was second worst in the NFL.
Rams 2021 offseason moves
Trades: QB Matthew Stafford (from Lions)
Re-signings: LB Leonard Floyd (four years, $64 million)
Free agent losses: S John Johnson (to Browns), RB Malcom Brown (to Dolphins), C Austin Blythe (to Chiefs), TE Gerald Everette (to Seahawks), WR Josh Reynolds (to Titans)
Free agent signings: None
Draft picks: WR Tutu Atwell, DT Bobby Brown III