NFL Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) are favored by only 1.5 points against the Los Angeles Rams (1-0) on Sunday, September 20, 2020. The over/under is set at 45.5 for the contest.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 20, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: FOX Location: Philadelphia, PA Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
Eagles Players to WatchLast year, Carson Wentz racked up 4,039 passing yards (252.4 yards per game) while going 388-for-607 (63.9% completion percentage) and throwing 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 16 games. He added 243 rushing yards on 62 carries with one touchdown, averaging 15.2 yards per game. A season ago, Miles Sanders picked up 818 rushing yards (51.1 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns in 16 games. He tacked on 50 catches for 509 yards (31.8 receiving yards per game) with three receiving touchdowns. In 2019, Boston Scott ran for 245 yards on 61 carries (22.3 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns over the course of 11 games. He also caught 24 passes for 204 yards (18.5 ypg). Zach Ertz reeled in 88 passes for 916 yards last season and scored six touchdowns. He was targeted 134 times and averaged 61.1 yards per game over 15 outings. Dallas Goedert's statline last year showed 58 grabs for 607 yards and five touchdowns over 15 games. He averaged 40.5 receiving yards per game and was targeted 87 times. Brandon Graham boasted an impressive statline of 8.5 sacks, 15.0 TFL and 49 tackles over 16 games. Rodney McLeod racked up 75 tackles, one sack, and two interceptions in 16 games over his 2019 campaign. Last season, Nathan Gerry reeled in two interceptions and added 72 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and five passes defended in 16 games.
Rams Players to WatchJared Goff collected 4,639 passing yards (289.9 yards per game) with a 62.9% completion percentage last year (394-of-626), while throwing 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 16 games. Malcolm Brown took 69 attempts for 255 rushing yards a season ago (18.2 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns in 14 games. In 2019, Darrell Henderson ran for 147 yards on 39 carries (11.3 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns over the course of 13 games. Cooper Kupp hauled in 94 passes for 1,162 yards last season while scoring 10 touchdowns. He was targeted 134 times and averaged 72.6 yards per game over 16 outings. Robert Woods also contributed with 1,134 yards on 90 grabs with two touchdowns. He was targeted 140 times and put up 75.6 receiving yards per game in 15 matchups last year. Last season, Aaron Donald totaled 12.5 sacks, 20.0 TFL and 48 tackles in 16 games. Taylor Rapp collected 99 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two interceptions in 15 games over the course of his 2019 campaign. Last season, Troy Hill grabbed two interceptions and added 41 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and eight passes defended in 14 games.
Eagles vs Rams: Last 5 MeetingsAgainst Los Angeles, Philadelphia has totaled five wins over the past five contests. Philadelphia has outpaced Los Angeles 176 points to 102 in the past five contests.
Eagles vs Rams: Last Five Meetings
When the Eagles have the ball...The Eagles averaged points scored last season (24.1) and the Rams points allowed (22.8) were within 1.3 points of each other. When they met or outpaced their scoring average last season, Philadelphia was 6-1. Los Angeles was 7-2 last season in games where they allowed fewer than 22.8 points. The Eagles held a 21.2-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Rams defense last season (360.8 to 339.6). Philadelphia's record last season when they racked up at least their season average in total yards: 7-3. Los Angeles was 6-3 last season when their defense allowed fewer yards than their season average. The Eagles averaged 121.2 yards per game on the ground last season, just 8.1 yards more than the Rams allowed to opposing rushing attacks (113.1). Philadelphia was 5-1 last season when they ran for at least their season average. When Los Angeles held opposing teams to 113.1 rushing yards or fewer they were 8-3 last year. Last season, the Rams forced an average of 1.5 turnovers per game compared to the 1.4 times Eagles turned the football over in each contest. When Philadelphia turned the football over 1.4 times or fewer last season they were 9-2. Los Angeles was 3-3 last season when they forced at least 1.5 turnovers in a game.
When the Rams have the ball...The Rams racked up just 2.5 more points per game last year (24.6) than the Eagles allowed (22.1). Los Angeles went 6-3 overall a season ago when the team recorded at least 24.6 points. When Philadelphia surrendered no more than 24.1 points last season, it put together a 6-1 record. In 2019, the Rams collected 43.1 more yards per game (375.4), than the Eagles gave up per outing (332.3). Philadelphia's record last season when they racked up at least their season average in total yards: 7-3. Philadelphia recorded a 5-2 record last year when holding its opponents to 332.3 yards or less. Last season, the Rams piled up 93.7 yards per game on the ground, just 3.6 more yards per game than the Eagles allowed per outing (90.1). Last year, Los Angeles put together a 7-1 record in games the team rushed for at least 93.7 yards. Last season, Philadelphia went 6-4 when holding opponents to no more than 90.1 rushing yards. The Rams turned the ball over 1.5 times per game last year, just 0.3 more turnovers per game than the 1.2 the Eagles forced on average. In games in 2019, Los Angeles finished with a 6-3 record when it turned the ball over 1.5 times or less. When it forced 1.2 or more turnovers last season, Philadelphia put together a 3-3 record.
Eagles Fantasy LeadersWentz ended the season 12th overall among all players and 10th among all QBs in 2019 with 273.9 fantasy points (17.1 per game). Sanders put up 168.7 fantasy points a season ago (10.5 per game), enough to place him 49th overall and 15th among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings. Last year, Ertz averaged 8.5 fantasy points per game on the way to 127.6 total fantasy points. That made him the 93rd-ranked fantasy player overall and the fifth-ranked tight end. Goedert was the 134th-ranked fantasy player -- and the 10th-ranked tight end -- in 2019 with 86.7 fantasy points. He averaged 5.8 fantasy points per game.
Rams Fantasy LeadersGoff's productive 2019 fantasy season earned him the No. 17 spot overall and the No. 13 spot among QBs. He totaled 247.6 fantasy points on the year (15.5 per game). Kupp collected 176.6 fantasy points (11.0 per game) last year to be the 45th-ranked player overall and the fourth-ranked wide receiver. Woods was the 22nd-best wide receiver and the 76th-best fantasy player overall with 142.9 fantasy points last season, averaging 9.5 per game. Tyler Higbee's 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 129 player overall and the No. 9 tight end after he put up 91.4 fantasy points (6.1 per game).
Eagles vs Rams Betting Information
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Eagles Betting InsightsLast year, Philadelphia went 7-7 against the spread. Last season, the Eagles went 4-3 ATS when favored by 1.5 points or more. Last year, seven of Philadelphia's 14 opportunities went above the point total (50% of its games with a betting line).
Eagles Home TrendsPhiladelphia's record against the spread in home games last year was just 3-4, and its record at home overall was 5-3. The Eagles finished 2-2 ATS in home games last season when favored by at least 1.5 points. Philadelphia hit the over in just 12.5% of its home games last year (one of eight opportunities). Last season, Eagles home games averaged 37.8 points, 7.7 fewer than this outing's over/under (45.5).
Rams Betting InsightsLos Angeles' games went under 45.5 points in eight out of 14 opportunities last season (57.1%). Los Angeles went 8-4-1 against the spread last year. The Rams went 6-3-1 ATS last season when playing as 1.5-point or more underdogs.
Rams Road TrendsLos Angeles hit the over in just 37.5% of its away games last year (three of eight opportunities). Last season, Rams away games averaged 49.5 points, 4.0 more than this matchup's over/under (45.5). Los Angeles put together a 5-1 record against the spread on the road last year, and went 4-4 overall in away games. The Rams put together a 3-1 ATS record when playing as at least a 1.5-point underdog on the road last season.
Additional InfoSeven of Philadelphia's games went over 45.5 points last season (43.8% of matchups). Los Angeles' games went over 45.5 points seven times last year (43.8% of matchups). The teams combined to score 48.7 points per game last season, 3.2 more points than the point total for this matchup. Combined, these teams surrendered 44.9 points per contest last year, 0.6 fewer points than the over/under for this game. The Eagles had an average point total of 46.2 in their contests last season, 0.7 more points than the over/under for this game. Rams matchups last year had a 47.4-point average over/under, 1.9 more points than this game's total.
Derek Barnett: Questionable (Hamstring),
Alshon Jeffery: Out (Foot),
Brandon Graham: Questionable (Concussion)
Gerald Everett: Questionable (Back)
Last Updated on 2020-9-20 2:17 a.m. EDT