The Los Angeles Rams, who are online betting favorites against the New York Giants, should change their name to the Turtles. Because they are, you know, so happy together. The Rams just moved back to LA last year but have already gotten in tune with the new agey, hippy, self-helpy, faux-spiritual Los Angeles vibe. Perhaps they knew that, to paraphrase the Borg, resistance was futile. Thus, the walls of the Rams’ temporary facility in Thousand Oaks are plastered with uplifting slogans and murals. And here we thought only tragically unhip organizations airbrushed inspiring clichés onto their walls. A choice example: “Do or do not. There is no try.” Maybe not a good example, come to think of it; after all, Luke never even finished Jedi school. Hey, maybe the Rams should hire the Sphinx as their new offensive coordinator. It would be a perfect fit.
- Date: Sunday, 5th November
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: MetLife Stadium
- Sportsbook Odds:
Rams -3½ (-103) 42 (-110)
Giants +3½ (-117) 42 (-110)
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Whatever head coach Sean McVey is selling his charges, they’re buying it like Dumbo bought that feather allowed him to fly. The Rams are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games, including a 33-0 shutout of the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday before last in London, England. The Rams, went, after that international affair, on their bye week, which allowed them to step back and take a look at what they have built this season, while also prepare for the Giants. Teams tend to struggle with cross country trips, but the Rams are perfect on the road, and even abroad. And back to that subject, the Rams defense managed to keep the total under, and considering the Giants’ limited arsenal, which has scored 10 or less points in three of their first seven games, there’s a good possibility that the online betting total will also go under this time, as it has in four of the Giants’s last five games.
The Giants are marks for themselves
There is a difference between believing in oneself, like the Rams do, and being conceited, like the Giants were. General manager said last week that the Giants fell for their own hype, and head coach Ben McAdoo did not disagree. The coaching staff spent, as a result of their disastrous 1-6 start, their bye week in the lab, and McAdoo promised there will be “some subtle changes,” one of which changes will not be starting Davis Webb in place of Eli Manning, which of course would be as subtle as opening a can of tuna with a sledgehammer. Though, with the Giants offensive line, or lack thereof, Brother Eli probably wishes Webb took his place in the line of fire. Meanwhile, the defense will probably spend inordinate amounts of time on the gridiron and allowed too many points to be able to cover the online betting spread, which would snap an 8-0 ATS streak over the Rams.