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Rams vs Chargers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Los Angeles teams meet on New Year’s Day

The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers both play at SoFi Stadium. When the two sides meet on New Year’s Day, this will officially be a Chargers home game even though both teams get a welcome break from travel during the holiday season.

Both squads are off big wins but the Chargers are the healthier, stronger side. Can they get the win and cover the NFL betting odds here or will the Rams surprise?

Rams vs Chargers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Rams vs Chargers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Rams vs Chargers. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 17 picks for you to consider.

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Mayfield Working Well for Rams

The Denver Broncos definitely gave up last week. They quit on their head coach, Nathaniel Hackett, on Christmas Day, but the Los Angeles Rams deserve credit as they made them quit.

If the Rams were not ready to play and did not start the game well, they wouldn’t have rung up 51 points in a 37-point blowout of the Broncos. They scored 17 points in the first quarter and 14 more in the second to build a 31-6 halftime lead.

Baker Mayfield completed 11 of his first 12 passes in a razor-sharp start to the game. He finished 24 of 28 for 230 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

He completed a 13-point comeback against the Las Vegas Raiders earlier in December, then finished the month in style. He has revived his NFL career and is in a much better place than he was in Charlotte with the Carolina Panthers’ sinking ship earlier this season.

Chargers Focusing on No. 5 Seed

The No. 4 seed in the AFC playoffs will be the winner of the Week 18 game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. The winner of that game will have a record no better than 9-8 and possibly just 8-9.

Facing the No. 4 seed in the playoffs is an important goal for the AFC’s wild card teams and, specifically, the Chargers. If they can build off their Week 16 win over the Indianapolis Colts with another victory in Week 17 over the Rams, they’ll be in good shape.

The Rams are clearly no pushover and the Chargers have had a tough time with weaker foes this season. Those who bet online saw them struggle with the Colts a little bit before finally taking control in the fourth quarter.

The Chargers also lost to the Las Vegas Raiders and barely edged the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos this season. If that’s the Chargers team that shows up, don’t be surprised if they lose.

Rams vs Chargers Game Injuries

Rams vs Chargers Head to Head

The Rams lead the series 7-5, and they won 35-23 in 2018 in the most recent meeting.

Rams vs Chargers Game Information

  • Game: Rams vs Chargers
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 1, 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Location: SoFi Stadium
  • How to watch Rams vs Chargers?: NBC
    Rams vs Chargers Live stream: NFL Game Pass

Rams vs Chargers Game Weather Conditions

The temperature should be 72 degrees in a domed stadium.

Rams vs Chargers Picks & Prediction

Predicted Score: Chargers 24, Rams 17

  • Worth Betting on the Moneyline?

Yes. The Chargers are clearly better than the Rams. The Rams defeated a Denver team that quit. The Chargers have a lot of incentive to win this game, so lay the juice in the sportsbook.

  • Worth Betting ATS?

No. This game could be tough and close. The Chargers usually don’t make life easy on themselves, even when they win. Take the points with the Rams.

  • Worth Betting on the Total?

No. This game could go in any of several different directions, so stay away from the total.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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