The LA Rams opened the 2021 NFL season with an impressive win over the visiting Chicago Bears. The team must now travel to face the Indianapolis Colts for their week 2 matchup. The Indianapolis Colts are the second 2020 NFL Playoff team that the Rams will face in the month of September. The Rams will end the month by hosting the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 26, 2021.
The Colts are coming off a disappointing loss to open their 2021 season, which was against NFC West rival, the Seattle Seahawks. The Colts offense is led by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. While coming up short in the opener, Wentz played rather well, passing 25 of 38 passes for 251 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Much like the strategy employed by the Chicago Bears, Wentz used a short passing game and a running attack to attempt upending the Seahawks. Wentz also scrambled four times for 23 rushing yards.
The LA Rams came out firing on offense in their Sunday Night debut for the win against the Chicago Bears. In the past, head coach Sean McVay had hoped to challenge defenses deep. This year, that is exactly how the Rams were able to overcome the run-stuffing Bears defense. Matthew Stafford opened the Rams season with touchdown passes of 67 yards, 56 yards, and two yards.
Rams vs Colts Odds Week 2
The Week 2 betting odds on WynnBET have Los Angeles as 4.5-point favorites on the road. While that seems like a small margin, it’s the equivalent to a 10.5-point margin on the Rams home field, and a 7.5-favorite margin on a neutral field. Homefields give a +3 point factor to the home team. The moneyline for this one has the LA Rams sitting at -200 moneyline odds, while Indianapolis Colts are the underdog at +170. To bet the moneyline, you are picking a team to win straight up. If you believe the Rams will win, you must bet $200 to win $100. If you believe the Colts win this one, you need to bet just $100 to win a purse of $170.
The total for the game is set at an over/under of 47.5 points at -110. To bet the over or under in this one, you need to bet $110 to win $100
Rams vs Colts Prediction Week 2
The LA Rams are now 1-0 and face a more determined Indianapolis Colts team at 0-1. This is not a case of a good team on the road against a bad home team. Judging how past seasons have gone, the ability to judge good teams from not-so-good teams doesn’t really kick in until week four. But by that time, injuries have begun to take their toll on the unfortunate teams.
The Indianapolis Colts were the 10th-ranked defense and 9th-ranked offense in 2020. While they tried to do the dink-and-dunk against the Seattle Seahawks, they came out on the short end of the final score. I don’t expect a similar strategy this week. They will try to match the Rams’ offensive firepower with their own fireworks.
I like the over in this one. The Sunday Night Football final score came in at 48. That’s with the Bears’ offense. I think the Colts will score more. Hopefully, the LA Rams will as well.
If you want to avoid the over/under? I recommend giving the points and taking the Rams at -4.5 points. While I do not expect that the LA Rams offense will score as quickly in this one, I do believe that the Rams will clean up some concerning areas from week one.
Over 47.5 (-110)
LA Rams (-4.5)