Rams vs. Packers prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 9

A full betting preview for NFL Week 9 action between the Rams and Packers
Oct 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Brett Rypien (11) hands off the
Oct 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Brett Rypien (11) hands off the / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have arguably played better than their 3-5 record indicates, but unfortunately wins are the only thing that matters. Matthew Stafford is listed as "day-to-day" ahead of this week's game against the Packers with an injured finger, but this could be a winnable game for the Packers regardless of who is under center.

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Rams vs. Packers odds, spread, and total

Rams vs. Packers betting trends

  • The UNDER is 6-3 in the Rams' last nine games
  • Rams are 0-9 ATS in their last nine games vs. Packers
  • Rams are 2-9 straight up in their last 11 road games
  • Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
  • Packers are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games vs. Rams
  • Packers are 7-1 straight up in their last eight games vs. NFC West opponents

Rams vs. Packers injury reports

Los Angeles Rams injury report

  • Cobie Durant - CB - Questionable
  • Stetson Bennett - QB - NFI-R
  • Ethan Evans - P - Questionable
  • Austin Trammell - WR - Questionable
  • Rob Havenstein - OT - Questionable

Green Bay Packers injury report

  • Yosh Nijman - OT - Questionable

Rams vs. Packers how to watch

  • Date: Sunday, November 5
  • Game Time: 1:00 pm EST
  • Venue: Lambeau Field
  • How to Watch (TV): FOX
  • Los Angeles Rams Record: 3-5
  • Green Bay Packers Record: 2-5

Rams vs. Packers key players to watch

Los Angeles Rams

Royce Freeman: Darrell Williams and Royce Freeman will likely split carries in the Rams' backfield again this week, but it's Freeman who has been the much more effective back, averaging 5.2 yards per carry compared to 3.1 by Henderson. Whoever is is carrying the ball, they should be able to find success against a Packers defense that's struggling to stop the run.

Green Bay Packers

Jordan Love: If Jordan Love wants to be the quarterback of the future for the Packers, he needs to pick things up in a hurry. He has struggled in a big way this season, completing just 57.7% of passes while averaging only 213.1 yards per game. It's put up or shut up time for Love.

Rams vs. Packers prediction and pick

I'm hoping that Matthew Stafford is healthy enough to play in this game, but even if he isn't I just can't lay a field goal on this Packers team. Their offense has been atrocious, specifically the play of Jordan Love. They have the second-worst completion percentage in the NFL, completing only 57.87% of passes. Now, they face a Rams defense whose biggest strength might be preventing completions, ranking seventh in opponent completion percentage at 60.84%.

The Rams may find success running the football in this game as well. They've run the ball on 47.43% of plays over their last three games, the seventh highest rate over that stretch. Stopping the run is where the Packers struggle on defense, ranking 25th in opponent EPA/Rush and 18th in opponent rush success rate.

With the spread being set at the magic number of 3, I'll take the Rams to cover as underdogs of a field goal.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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