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Detroit Lions vs Los Angeles Rams NFL match analysis, predictions and odds

The Los Angeles Rams (10-7) head to the Ford Field to face off against the Detroit Lions (12-5) in an NFL wild-card round game this coming Sunday. The Los Angeles Rams punched their ticket to the NFC playoffs by taking the sixth seed, setting up a road tie against the third-seeded NFC North winners Detroit Lions. It should be an epic showdown between two high-scoring teams.

Form Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions closed their regular season 30-20 against the Minnesota Vikings, leaving the home side 7-3 in their past ten games. They are 4-1 in their last five at the Ford Field.

Throughout the regular season, the Detroit Lions offense put away an average of 27.1 points in 17 games. Defensively, the Detroit Lions gave up a rather underwhelming 23.2 points per game.

The Detroit Lions are considered outsiders to reach the playoffs this season. Their roster and challenges have led to skepticism. With low expectations, they face an uphill battle to secure a postseason berth and overcome the odds laid out for them this season.

Form Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams finished their regular season in style by extending their winning streak to four games. They beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-21 last week, raising their record to 10-7.

In the regular season, the Los Angeles Rams had a scoring average of 23.8 points per game. Their offense has stepped up in the last three games particularly, averaging 25.7 points. Defensively, the Los Angeles Rams conceded an average of 22.2 points throughout their 17 games.

The Los Angeles Rams earned the right to be in the playoffs after a 10-7 season. The visitors finished second in the NFC West and took the sixth seed in the NFC Conference, which could make them dangerous come postseason time.


The Los Angeles Rams bagged a 28-19 win over the Detroit Lions in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the SoFi Stadium in October 2021. This might well be one road trip the Los Angeles Rams are looking forward to, as the past 10 rounds of this series make good reading for the visitors. Victory has gone their way six times, while the Detroit Lions came out on top four times.

In the last five matchups at the Ford Field, the Detroit Lions offense has put 128 points on board against the Los Angeles Rams defense. To put that into perspective, that’s an average of 25.6 points per game that the home offense has produced on its own turf in this series of late.


Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions odds

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  • Moneyline (ML): Los Angeles Rams (+145) | Detroit Lions (-170)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Los Angeles Rams +3.0 (-105) | Detroit Lions -3.0 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 51.5 (-110) | (-110)

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Betting on the Los Angeles Rams to win (2.45) is your safest bet.

With two wins in a row at the Ford Field, the Detroit Lions are the clear favorites. They take to the field with -170 odds, which implies there is a 63% chance of a home win. Their last match ended 30-20 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Los Angeles Rams are riding a strong wave of performance. With their 20-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, they’re now 4-1 in their last five games. Despite this, they enter the road game as the underdogs, carrying +145 odds.

We’re making a bold call in favor of the Los Angeles Rams (+145) for victory. The Detroit Lions may feel at home at Ford Field, but the Los Angeles Rams seem to have the winning spark. The away team has won the last two face-offs in this series and looks the better pick.

Against the Spread

Back the Los Angeles Rams to win (2.45) for the best chance of a payout.

Oddsmakers favor the Detroit Lions to win Sunday’s game, but not by much. The hosts open up as 3-point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams. The Detroit Lions were victorious in three out of their last five home encounters in this series. The average margin of victory was 15.0 points.

In the regular season, the Detroit Lions went 12-5 ATS and 5-3 ATS at Ford Field. The hosts are also 6-4 ATS in the past ten games at home and 7-3 ATS overall from their previous ten games.

The Los Angeles Rams finished the regular season with an ATS record of 10-6-1, going 5-3-1 ATS on the road. The visitors are 5-4-1 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.


Taking the Total over 51.5 (1.91) is the smart pick for this showdown.

The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last nine games between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams produced an average of 47.11 points.

The latest game between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams is projected to have a total line of 51.5 points by the oddsmakers, which is 4.1 points higher than the average of 47.4 points the two teams scored in their last five meetings.

The Detroit Lions carried an 11-6 O/U record over the regular season, going 6-2 O/U at Ford Field. Over was the right pick in four of the last five games at home. The total averaged 51.4 points during this run. The Detroit Lions have gone 7-3 O/U in their past 10 contests overall.

In the regular season, the Los Angeles Rams went 9-8 O/U and 6-3 O/U on the road. The Los Angeles Rams had seven of their previous 10 games going above the predicted total line, averaging 48.5 points.

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