Even though the best sportsbooks never jumped on the Los Angeles Rams’ bandwagon, there was one point during the season in which the Rams appeared to be legitimate contenders in the NFC West. Granted that run was extremely short lived, but Los Angeles, Jeff Fisher in particular, had hopes that 2016 would result in a winning season. Before the season started Fisher appeared in a Hard Knocks segment delivering an expletive laced, condescending speech about how he would not settle for another 7-9 season. Fisher claimed that the team had too much talent and that he knew what he was doing. But with only 5 games left in the season and the Rams sitting at 4-7, it looks like Fisher will have to settle for 7-9 once again. The Rams might be able to scrape away a few wins before the season ends, but they won’t have any luck in Week13 when they face the online football betting favorites of 2016, the New England Patriots.
The Patriots came into the season as betting favorites to win the AFC East, the AFC, and ultimately the Super Bowl. The only thing that could’ve stopped the Patriots was the 4 games they had to play without Brady. But once they got Brady back, New England quickly took the mantle of NFL spread betting favorites. Let’s see how much the Patriots are being favored in their contest against Jeff Fisher’s Rams.
NFL Odds – Week 13 – Sunday, December 4th
Los Angeles Rams +13½ (-110) 44½ (-105)
New England Patriots -13½ (-110) 44½ (-115)
With 13 ½ points backing them up, it’s safe to say that the online football betting odds have no doubts that the Patriots will be winning this Sunday. In reality, it doesn’t take an NFL expert to figure that out. Heading into this game, Los Angeles is averaging fewer points per game than any other team in the NFL. On the other hand, the Patriots have the 6th highest scoring offense in the league. That margin is considerable, but the difference between their two quarterbacks is even more staggering. Obviously the Pats have Brady, and very few quarterbacks in the NFL can compare to the 4-time Super Bowl winning quarterback. Either way, the Rams will have to do their best with their rookie starter Jarred Goff.
Goff has only started a couple of games this season but all in all hasn’t been that terrible. Heading into Sunday’s game, Goff will have thrown for 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 348 yards. Goff’s numbers are pretty good for a rookie, but they’re certainly not good enough to keep up with the Patriots. Once the action has been completed this Sunday, the Patriots will confirm their status as online football betting favorites and Jeff Fisher will take one step closer to being Mr. 7-9 once again.