We have upsets on the NFL slate every single week and in Week 5 BetSided NFL betting expert Iain MacMillan thinks that the Los Angeles Rams could deliver one. There are only two undefeated teams left in the league, but after Week 5 there might only be one.
MacMillan bets every game on the NFL Schedule in his weekly “Road to 272” and this week he’s taking the outright as home underdogs to the 4-0 Philadelphia Eagles.
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Eagles vs. Rams odds, spread and total
Betting expert for Rams in Week 5
The Eagles have an unblemished record, but there are reasons to believe that they are not as good as they were last season when they made a run all the way to the Super Bowl. Iain MacMillan, BetSided NFL betting expert, believes that these problems will catch up to Philadelphia against the Rams.
“The Eagles are 10th in net yards per play (+0.4), 10th in EPA/play on offense, and 18th in EPA/play on defense. They aren't a bad team by any means, but they're a lot more susceptible to loss than they were last season.”
The problem for LA will be if they can get any stops, but as long as they can manage a few, their offense should carry them to the win.
“The Rams, by comparison, rank eighth, eighth, and 20th in the above-mentioned stats. Yes, their defense has a red flag for this squad, but one positive about that unit is they're second in the NFL in opponent third down conversion. Teams are converting third downs into first downs just 26.67% of the time. Being able to get off the field on third down can help a defense overcome a lot of shortcomings in other areas.”
The Rams nearly blew a big lead last week, but they escaped with a win. This week, MacMillan thinks they make it two in a row, so take the Rams on the moneyline.
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