Los Angeles Rams vs New York Giants Betting Preview, Odds, and Prediction

The Rams are heavily favored over the Giants. What should we expect? Here's a complete betting preview.
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Sat, October 16, 9:23 PM EDT | 4 min read
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Los Angeles Rams vs New York Giants Betting Preview, Odds, and Prediction

The Los Angeles Rams are laying nearly double-digits to the New York Giants in their Week 6 tilt at MetLife Stadium. Is this too many points to lay with the Rams?

Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: MetLife Stadium

Where to watch: FOX

Los Angeles Rams Record: 4-1-0 SU, 3-2-0 ATSNew York Giants Record: 1-4-0 SU, 2-3-0 ATS

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Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants Betting Odds Preview

The Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants are headed in opposite directions, setting up a mismatch of significant proportions in the betting for Week 6. The Rams are 4-1 and the Giants are 1-4 after five weeks. As well, the Rams are 3-2-0 against the spread while the Giants are the mirror-opposite at 2-3-0 ATS.

Lookahead lines had the Rams tipped at -6.5, but the NFL line jumped out quickly to -9.5 as the Giant’s catalog of injuries emerged following Sunday’s 44-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Some sportsbooks are dealing this NFL at 10-points already.

Daniel Jones left the Dallas game with a concussion, star running back Saquon Barkley injured his ankle, and wide receiver Kevin Golladay was carted off the field with a knee injury. And that’s only scratching the surface. With the Giants decimated by the injury bug so, it’s really no surprise that the books are stacking the Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants odds in favor of the visitors. Nor is it surprising that the public is pounding the Rams for their NFL picks.

The question is: Is this is too many points to be laying with the Rams on the road? Considering Jones made a surprise return to practice Thursday, it looks like he may yet clear concussion protocol before Sunday.

Rams vs Giants Odds

Los Angeles Rams Odds & Overview

The Los Angeles Rams recovered from their wobble against the Arizona Cardinals by crushing the Seattle Seahawks 26-17 on Thursday Night Football. The Rams, closing at -2.5-points in the betting, comfortably covered the point spread.

Matthew Stafford suffered a minor hand injury, but he gutted it out as he led the Rams to victory at Lumen Field. The departure of Russell Wilson, who, ironically, hurt his hand, too, and left the game helped the Rams. It certainly tipped the balance in their favor more convincingly at the quarterback position because the gap in quality between Stafford and Geno Smith is huge.

Smith did well enough, but he threw a costly interception that helped the Rams pull ahead late in the game. Nick Scott caught the interception just before the two-minute warning. The Rams capitalized and converted the interception into a field goal that put the game firmly away with just seconds left on the clock.

New York Giants Odds & Overview

Things are going from bad to worse for Joe Judge and the G-men. They can’t seem to buy a win no matter how hard they try, and the mounting injuries only add to the feeling of doom and gloom.

The Giants were outmuscled, outgunned, and outplayed by the Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium, suffering their fourth loss of the season. The only victory to their credit to date is a 27-21 win over the New Orleans Saints.

The Giants haven’t played terribly, but they haven’t played great either. They’ve had some bad luck along the way, including a narrow 30-29 loss to Washington Football Team (WFT) in Week 2. That probably should have been a victory to their credit, but the Giants committed a penalty and allowed WFT to re-kick the game-winning field goal.

Jones’ return to the practice field is a welcome sight for Big Blue fans. The third-year quarterback seems to be progressing in the right direction and could be cleared by doctors for Sunday. Jones starting against the Rams won’t tip the balance in the Giants’ favor, but it might give them a fighting chance – at least to keep this game closer than the Rams vs. Giants Odds would have it at the moment.

Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants Odds

Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants Betting Preview & Predictions

On paper, this is quite a straightforward matchup that features a powerhouse taking on an inferior opponent. These two franchises couldn’t be more polar opposites than they are. And yet, the point spread does feel a bit heavy.

The Rams are the better team without question, and they should win this game handily. However, covering a double-digit spread is a tough ask. The Giants will be desperate to get back into the win column, and for the most part, they’ve shown a willingness to compete. Three of their five games were decided by less than a touchdown.

So, it’s not without the realm of possibility that the Giants would make a fist of it, or score late in the game to squeeze the backdoor cover in and mess it up for Rams’ bettors.

Another factor to consider is the potential of a letdown for the Rams here. The Rams have had a long week to prepare for this game, but they might also be looking ahead to Week 7 and a date against the Detroit Lions at SoFi Stadium. The game that will see cast-off Jared Goff reunite with his former coach Sean McVay [insert dramatic shiver]. Of course, Stafford will be reuniting with his former cronies as well, but the sensational Goff-McVay divorce will hold more dramatic appeal.

All told, the Rams may well deliver as the mega betting favorites in this game. However, call it a niggling feeling, but the Giants at +8.5 feels like the better bet here. Of course, this presupposes Daniel Jones is the starter but it also includes the option of backup Mike Glennon as the starter. The veteran has been around the block, so he could step up to the challenge too.

Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants Pick

  • Giants +8.5
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