Rams vs. Giants: NFL Betting Preview – October 4, 2020

Posted By Staff on September 29, 2020 - Last Updated on October 2, 2020

The New York Giants (0-3) are 13.5-point underdogs as they aim for their first win against the Los Angeles Rams (2-1) on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at SoFi Stadium.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

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Rams Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles’ games have hit the over in two out of three opportunities this season.
  • Los Angeles is 2-1 against the spread (ATS) this year.

Giants Betting Insights

  • Two of New York’s three games this year have gone over the point total.
  • New York has put together a losing 1-2 record ATS this season.

Rams vs Giants: Last 5 Meetings

  • New York has beaten Los Angeles four times in the past five contests.
  • New York has scored 140 points in the last five matchups while only allowing 117 to Los Angeles
Rams vs Giants: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
11/5/2017 Giants 473-319 LAR 51-17 LAR
10/23/2016 Rams 345-232 LAR 17-10 NYG
12/21/2014 Rams 514-387 NYG 37-27 NYG
9/19/2011 Giants 28-16 NYG
9/14/2008 Rams 41-13 NYG

When the Rams Have the Ball

  • The Rams, on average, score 3.4 more points per game this season (29.7) than the Giants allow (26.3).
  • When they score their season average, Los Angeles is 1-1 and 1-1 ATS.
  • New York is 0-2 overall and 1-1 ATS this season in games where they allow fewer than 26.3 points.
  • The Giants defense has surrendered an average of 357.7 yards per game so far this season– 92 yards fewer than the 449.7 yards the Rams average.
  • The Rams average 6.6 yards per play, while the Giants give up 5.3 yards per play.
  • In games where Los Angeles totals at least their average yardage, they are 0-1 ATS and 0-1 overall.
  • When N. Y. holds opponents under their season average, they are 1-1 ATS and 0-2 overall this season.
  • The Rams average 170.3 yards per game on the ground this season– 47.3 yards more than the Giants allow per game (123).
  • In games where Los Angeles puts together at least their season rushing average, they are 1-0 overall and 1-0 ATS.
  • When New York holds opposing teams to 123 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 0-1 ATS and 0-1 overall.
  • The Rams have turned the ball over 1.3 times per game this season, while the Giants have averaged one takeaway per contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.3 times or fewer this season, L. A. is 2-0 overall and 2-0 ATS.
  • New York is 1-1 ATS and 0-2 overall this season when they force at least one turnover in a game.

When the Giants Have the Ball

  • The Giants average 11 fewer points per game (12.7) than the Rams allow (23.7).
  • New York is 1-1 ATS and 0-2 overall a season ago when they put up at least 12.7 points.
  • Los Angeles has a 1-1 record ATS and a 1-1 record overall in games when it gives up 29.7 points or less.
  • The Giants average 100.4 fewer yards per game (272.3), than the Rams give up per outing (372.7). On average, the Giants gain 4.7 yards per play, while the Rams allow 5.7 per play.
  • In games L. A. limits its opponents to 372.7 or fewer yards, it has a 1-0 record ATS and a 1-0 record overall.
  • This season, the Giants average 56.7 rushing yards per game– 62.6 fewer per game than the Rams allow per outing (119.3).
  • New York has a 1-1 ATS record and a 0-2 overall record when the team rushes for at least 56.7 yards.
  • Los Angeles is 0-1 ATS and 0-1 overall when holding opponents to 119.3 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, N. Y. turns the ball over 2.3 times per game, 0.6 more turnovers per game than the Rams force on average (1.7).
  • New York is 1-1 ATS and 0-2 overall when it turns the ball over 2.3 or fewer times.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 1-1 record ATS and a 1-1 record overall when it forces at least 1.7 turnovers.

Rams Players to Watch

  • Jared Goff has thrown for 863 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions while completing 70% of his passes (63-of-90) this year (287.7 yards per game).
  • Darrell Henderson has taken 35 carries for a team-leading 201 rushing yards (67.0 yards per game) and has scored two touchdowns in three games. He’s also caught three passes for 46 yards (15.3 receiving yards per game).
  • In 2020, Malcolm Brown has rushed for 145 yards on 36 carries (48.3 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Cooper Kupp has 18 catches with 228 yards (76.0 per game) on 21 targets while scoring one touchdown.
  • Robert Woods has added 193 yards on 13 catches and a touchdown. He has been targeted 19 times and averages 64.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Tyler Higbee has caught 10 passes on 11 targets for 134 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 44.7 yards per game in three games.
  • Aaron Donald leads the Rams with three sacks, while adding three TFL and 11 tackles.
  • Micah Kiser has racked up a team-high 27 tackles in three games.
  • Troy Hill has one interception and has tacked on 21 tackles and one pass defended three in games this season.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Daniel Jones has thrown for 699 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions on 60.2% completion (68-of-113), with. He’s also carried the ball 12 times for 92 yards, averaging 30.7 yards per game.
  • Dion Lewis has 21 rushing yards on 12 carries (7.0 yards per game) while filling in for injured Saquon Barkley. He also has one touchdown on the ground and five catches for 46 yards (15.3 per game).
  • This season, Darius Slayton has 12 catches on 22 targets to lead the Giants with 188 yards (62.7 per game) and two touchdowns in three games.
  • Evan Engram has caught 11 passes for 96 yards in three games. He averages 32.0 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 20 times.
  • Golden Tate has caught 10 passes on 12 targets for 83 yards and no touchdowns, averaging 41.5 yards per game in two games.
  • Leonard Williams has two sacks, four TFL, and 12 tackles in three games.
  • Blake Martinez has recorded 29 tackles, four TFL, and two sacks in his first season with the Giants.

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