Sean McVay’s Rams are never far from contention, and the offense will have a new look under recently-acquired quarterback Matt Stafford. Landing Stafford ended the Jared Goff era that resulted in a Super Bowl appearance, but also loud criticism that Goff was the cog holding the team back. The Rams’ defense was the highlight of the year– led by All Pros Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. Rookie running back Cam Akers came into his own and emerged as a potential superstar in the league. There’s plenty to be excited about (including potentially having fans in their new stadium) and Los Angeles is rooted firmly in the mix of the NFC.
Moving forward, questions surround the quarterback position. Goff was under scrutiny this season and didn’t look like the number-one overall draft pick he was meant to be and watching Los Angeles’ quarterback decision will be a big storyline this offseason. Leonard Floyd was set to be the most prolific free agent this offseason, but he was re-signed early in March and the corps of the defense will remain intact. The Rams will be back and are a piece or two away from complete dominance.
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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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Rams futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL OROY
- Joe Burrow +220
- Tua Tagovailoa +290
- Clyde Edwards-Helarie +500
- Justin Herbert +1200
This line for the Offensive Rookie of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Herbert opened with odds of +1200 to win the OROY award after the NFL Draft; his odds shifted and he eventually won the award in December.
Rams Super Bowl LVI odds
The Los Angeles Rams opened with +1200 to win Super Bowl LVI. Those odds are best in the NFC West and third best in the NFC.
Rams NFC West odds
The Rams came up short in the NFC West race in 2020, conceding the division to the Seahawks.
Rams win totals
10.5 wins (+120 over)/(-150 under)
For years, Jared Goff was pegged as the weakest link on the Rams even after he took them to a Super Bowl in 2018. There’s a new sheriff in town, Matthew Stafford, which has pushed the Rams buzz to new heights.
Los Angeles Rams 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Rams 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
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.
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.
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 that was 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
Key trades: QB Matthew Stafford (from Lions)
Key re-signings: LB Leonard Floyd (four years, $64 million)
Key free agent losses: S John Johnson (to Browns), RB Malcom Brown (to Dolphins)
Key free agent signings:
Draft pick position needs: OL, TE, LB, EDGE