Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams: 12/5/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams (7-4) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9)
Game Info: Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 4:05 pm (SoFi Stadium)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams -13 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel to SoFi Stadium to take on the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Jacksonville Jaguars lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 2-9 on the season after being defeated by the Atlanta Falcons, 21-14, this past Sunday. Jacksonville had no answers for Cordell Patterson early in this one and could not fight back after a 12-yard TD reception by Russell Gage gave Atlanta a 21-3 lead with 7:47 left in the 3rd quarter. Jacksonville outgained Atlanta by a 357-332 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Jaguars was James Robinson who had 86 rushing yards on 17 carries to go with 3 receptions for 29 yards.
On the season, Jacksonville is averaging 15.7 ppg on 333.5 total yards per game (218.4 passing yds/g; 115.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Jacksonville has been led by RB James Robinson who has 654 rushing yards & 7 TD on 129 carries while also hauling in 27 receptions for 198 yards. QB Trevor Lawrence has completed 58.0% of his passes for 2369 yards (236.4 passing yds/g), 9 TD, & 10 INT. The top receiving threats for the Jaguars have been Marvin Jones Jr. (46 rec, 529 yards, 3 TD), Laviska Shenault Jr. (45 rec, 441 yards), & Dan Arnold (28 rec, 324 yards).
Defensively, Jacksonville is allowing their opponents to average 25.7 ppg on 373.9 total yards per game (258.1 passing yds/g; 115.8 rushing yds/g).
The Los Angeles Rams lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 7-4 on the season after being defeated by the Green Bay Packers, 36-28, this past Sunday. Los Angeles had no answers for Aaron Rodgers and could not fight back after a 33-yard pick-six by the Packers Rasul Douglas gave Green Bay a 36-17 lead with 1:52 left in the 3rd quarter. Los Angeles was outgained by Green Bay by a 399-353 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rams was QB Matthew Stafford who completed 21 of 38 passes for 302 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Los Angeles is averaging 27.2 ppg on 397.3 total yards per game (302.1 passing yds/g; 95.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Los Angeles has been led by WR Cooper Kupp who has 92 receptions for 1237 yards & 10 TD. QB Matthew Stafford has completed 66.5% of his passes for 3316 yards (304.8 passing yds/g), 27 TD, & 9 INT. The other top receivers, outside of Kupp, for the Rams have been Van Jefferson (33 rec, 580 yards, 4 TD), Tyler Higbee (39 rec, 347 yards, 3 TD), & Odell Beckham Jr. (7 rec, 99 yards, 1 TD). Leading the way for the Los Angeles backfield has been Darrell Henderson Jr. who has 648 rushing yards & 5 TD on 142 carries while also hauling 27 receptions for 172 yards & 3 TD.
Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing their opponents to average 23.9 ppg on 371.3 total yards per game (267.3 passing yds/g; 104.0 rushing yds/g).
The Jaguars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 December games and just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game. The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 13 and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a straight up loss.
Los Angeles has been struggling as of late, however, a home game against Jacksonville should be what the doctor order for the Rams as Jacksonville is coming off an ugly loss against Atlanta and come into this game with an 0-4 record on the road. Los Angeles should have no problem taking away the Jaguars best weapon, James Robinson, out of the game with their solid run defense and as I think the Rams offense will be able to put up 35+ points against the Jaguars defense, I think the Rams run away with this one and cover this large home spread. Good Luck!
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