Rams vs Lions prediction, odds, and picks – October 24, 2021, | NFL Week 7
Los Angeles Rams 5-1 host the Detroit Lions 0-6 for a classic quarterback “revenge” game against their former team. Quarterback Matthew Stafford will face the Lions, a team he spent the first 12 years of his career with. Meanwhile, former No. 1 quarterback of the overall pick, Jared Goff, will play his former squad. The fortunes of both franchises remain the same: The Rams are in contention for the playoffs while the Lions are rebuilding again.
Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions Match Details
Fixture – Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions | Week 7 of the 2021 NFL regular season
Date and Time – October 24, 4:05 PM EST
Venue – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions Game Picks
The Rams will win and are big favorites for a reason. They’re just better on both sides of the ball, while the Lions have had trouble scoring and defending the ball. That said, the Lions can compete and surprise some good teams (for example, against Baltimore in Week 3 and against Minnesota in Week 5).
Lions +16.5 is the play because the Rams will win, but the Lions will have a back cover playing from behind the entire game.
Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions Injuries
On the Rams’ side, offensive lineman Brian Allen and running back Sony Michel are likely for the game.
The Lions, meanwhile, will have their usual litany of questions who should still be able to don the suit: tight end T.J. Hockenson and running back D’Andre Swift. His defense will be served by defensive ends Michael Brockers and Nick Williams and outside linebacker Charles Harris.
Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions Head-to-Head
The Rams and Lions have met on the field 86 times (including 1 playoff game) with the Rams leading the series 44-41 plus 1 draw. Its history dates back to 1937.
Their last meeting was on December 2, 2018, when the Rams won 30-16 against the Lions. Then-Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 245 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Then-Rams quarterback Jared Goff also had 1 TD and 1 INT as he threw for 207 yards. Running back Todd Gurley dominated the ground with 132 yards on 23 attempts and threw on 2 rushing touchdowns.
Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions Prediction
The Rams are racing for the playoff seed and preparing for a deep playoff run. The Lions still play tough, but they won’t have enough talent on either side of the ball to make this a close game.
Prediction: Matthew Stafford will remind Lions fans of the good old days when they had a gunman quarterback and will pitch for 3 TDs against his former team before retiring midway through the fourth quarter. Jared Goff will do enough to be relevant to the fantasy (2 TD passes) but will come up short to lead the Lions to victory.