Check out our free Bills vs Rams prediction for the NFL week 1 game in Inglewood. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.
Bills vs Rams Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 1
On Thursday, September 8th, the Buffalo Bills travel to take on the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. This Non-Conference matchup is set to kickoff at 8:20 PM ET, and will be televised on NBC.
The odds for this game opened with the Rams as the -1.0 point road favorite. Los Angeles opened with a payout of -110 on the moneyline compared to the current odds of -107. On the other side, Buffalo opened by getting -110 on the moneyline. Their current moneyline odds sit at -115.
Heading into Thursday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup. Will Buffalo pull off the win as a slight road favorite? Or, will Los Angeles take care of business at home? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Bills vs Rams prediction.
- Spread: BUF -1.5 | LAR 1.5
- MoneyLine: BUF -115 | LAR -107
- Total: 52.0
Bills vs Rams Prediction: Spread
Last season, the Buffalo Bills covered the spread in over half of their games, putting together an ATS record of 10-6-1. The Bills performance vs the spread came while being favored in 14 of their games.
Even though Buffalo had an overall ATS record near the middle of the pack, they fared much better on the road, covering at a rate of 62.0%. Buffalo ended these games with a scoring differential of +12.14 points.
Last season, Los Angeles was a below .500 team against the spread, finishing just 8-9-0. The team’s up and down performance vs the spread was disappointing, as they were the betting favorite in 15 of their games.
Similar to their overall ATS record, betting Los Angeles at home, provided mixed results as they covered at a rate of 50.0%. The Rams went on to win the game by 7.0 points.
Heading into the game, the Buffalo Bills are the slight favorite, with a spread sitting at -1.5. Look for Buffalo to cover on the road. On their way to covering, look for Buffalo to have a big game on offense. Last year’s team ranked 3rd in points per game, and will be facing a Los Angeles defense that allowed an average of 21.9 points per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Buffalo Bills -1.5
Bills vs Rams Prediction: Total
Last season, Buffalo had an over-under record of 8-9-0. The over under line of 52.0, is right in line with the team’s 2021-2022 average of 47.38 points. However, 82.0% of their contests had betting lines set lower than this week’s figure.
The Buffalo Bills accounted for 63.0% of the overall scoring in the 2021-2022 season. This trend includes games that surpassed the over-under betting line, where the Bills were responsible for 57.0% of the points. When playing on the road, Buffalo finished the season averaging 30.75 points per game, right in line with their season average of 28.4.
Last season, the Los Angeles Rams had an over-under record of 9-7-1. This week’s betting line of 52.0, is similar to the average over-under line of last year’s team at 49.47 points. However, 76.0% of their contests had betting lines set lower than this week’s figure.
The Rams accounted for 55.0% of the overall scoring in the 2021-2022 season. This trend includes games that surpassed the over-under betting line, where Los Angeles was responsible for 54.0% of the points. When playing at home, the Los Angeles Rams finished the season averaging 26.62 points per game, right in line with their season average of 27.1.
Heading into this week’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams, the over under line is set at 52.0 points. If looking to place a wager on this line, it is recommended to take the under. A key reason that this contest will be a lower scoring game than expected is that Buffalo’s offense will not be able to run the ball with their usual effectiveness. Last year, Los Angeles’s defense ranked 6th in yards per rush attempt.
Free Total Prediction: Under 52.0
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