Read on to get betting odds and analysis in our week 17 Rams vs Chargers pick and preview and see who we think will win and cover in Inglewood.

Rams vs Chargers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 17

Kickoff for this matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers is set for 4:25 PM ET. The game will be played in Inglewood, CA at SoFi Stadium with CBS carrying television coverage. The Chargers are the favorite to come away with the win in this non-conference matchup.

Rams vs Chargers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers
  • Where: Inglewood at SoFi Stadium
  • Date: Sunday, January 1st
  • Betting Odds LAC -6.5, LAR +243 | LAC -306 O/U 41.0

Will Baker Mayfield And The Rams Keep Things Interesting vs Los Angeles?

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Last week, the Rams knocked off the Broncos by a score of 51-14. Heading into the game, the Rams were 3.0-point underdogs, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS victory. Going into the game, the over-under total was set at 36 points, which the teams surpassed.

Offensively, the Rams found success in the run game, putting up 158 yards on 36 attempts. Cam Akers led the team with 118 yards, including 3 touchdowns.

On his way to throwing for 230 passing yards, Baker Mayfield finished with a passer rating of 124.7. Mayfield finished the game by throwing for 2 touchdowns. To go along with his 94 receiving yards, Tyler Higbee caught 2 touchdowns for Los Angeles. Overall, the Rams are the 25th-ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 191.6. Currently, 68.06% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 9th in the NFL.

Will The Chargers Take Care Of Business As Heavy Home Favorite?

This week, the Chargers will look to keep things rolling after picking up a 20-3 win over the Indianapolis Colts. The team not only won the game but also covered the -3.5 point spread as the betting favorite. The over-under betting total going into the game was 44, which the teams did not surpass.

Throughout the game, Los Angeles relied on the ground attack, finishing with 101 on 32 carries. Austin Ekeler was able to find the endzone 2 times, along with his 67 yards.

Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert threw for a total of 235 yards on a completion percentage of 77% but walked home from the game without a passing touchdown. Although Keenan Allen did not come up with a touchdown grab, he was still productive with 104 receiving yards. For the season, Los Angeles is averaging 270.1 yards overall. This season, 62.1% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 2nd in the NFL.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

Last year, the Rams and Chargers did not play each other.

Looking back at the recent matchups between the Chargers and Rams, the Chargers have taken 3 of the last 5 contests. The two teams have combined to average 52.0 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Rams have gone 3-2 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Rams have averaged 26.2 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to the Chargers at 25.8.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Rams have a straight-up record of 0-5-0 while going 1-3-1 vs the spread. The team averaged 12.8 points per game in this stretch.

When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 2-2-1 while averaging 21.8 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.

Rams vs Chargers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Chargers -6.5