As shocking as this may be, the Rams will be over .500 if they win at Detroit this week. And it is not as unlikely as it seems as the Rams are just 3-point underdogs in NFL betting at Detroit.
The Rams have won two straight games and are now 2-2 and tied for the NFC West lead. Some people are even talking about them as the favorite to win the division. How unlikely is that? If you look at the rest of the division though, it doesn’t seem so far-fetched.
Rams Break 17-Game Streak – The Rams had lost 17 straight games within their division until last week. They ended that losing streak in dominant fashion as they pummeled the Seattle Seahawks 20-3. The Rams are now tied with the Seahawks and Cardinals at 2-2 in the NFC West. The favorites before the season, the San Francisco 49ers are 0-4.
Not a Fluke – The Rams could easily be 4-0. Their two losses came by a combined six points. Top pick Sam Bradford is a quality quarterback who has given the entire team confidence. Bradford is already the best quarterback in the division. The Seahawks have nothing in aging Matt Hasslebeck, the 49ers are stuck with Alex Smith and the Cardinals can’t even find a quarterback.
Lions Competitive – The Detroit Lions have been competitive in every game but they haven’t found a way to win. It should be noted that they are 3-1 against the NFL betting line at Sbg global even though they are 0-4 straight up. The Lions will have to find a way to run the ball to take pressure off of Shaun Hill who is filling in for the injured Matthew Stafford at quarterback. The St. Louis defense has been solid this season as they have yet to give up more than 16 points in a game.
The Rams have won 6 of the last 10 against the Lions in this series and they look to have a good chance to win again on Sunday. And if you are betting the game in NFL betting online, you can get the Rams plus the points.