Carolina Panthers at Los Angeles Rams - 10/16/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Rams (2-3) vs Carolina Panthers (1-4)

Game Info: Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 4:05 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams -10 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers do battle Sunday in a week 6 NFL showdown at SoFi Stadium. The Los Angeles Rams look to get back to a .500 record. The Carolina Panthers need a win to rebound from a 1-4 record. 

The Los Angeles Rams have split their last 8 home games. Matthew Stafford is completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 1,323 yards, 5 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee have combined for 817 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Ben Skowronek has 18 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 62.4 yards per contest, and Cam Akers leads the way with 151 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 23.2 points and 321 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Los Angeles Rams with 39 tackles, Aaron Donald has 4 sacks and Terrell Lewis has 1 interception.

The Carolina Panthers have lost their last 5 road games. PJ Walker is completing 83.3 percent of his passes for 60 yards, 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Robbie Anderson and DJ Moore have combined for 403 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Christian McCaffrey has 26 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 89.8 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 324 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 24.4 points and 356.2 yards per game. Shaq Thompson leads the Carolina Panthers with 34 tackles, Brian Burns has 4 sacks and Derrick Brown has 1 interception.

The Panthers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Rams are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Panthers last 7 vs. NFC. The under is 6-1 in Rams last 7 games overall. The Panthers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The home team is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.

I’m not a fan of laying double-digit chalk in the NFL, and it’s fair to say the Los Angeles Rams are not the same team they were last year. However, the Rams are still a talented team that’s shown progress these last couple of weeks, and they still have a defense that can turn a game. The Carolina Panthers are a below average team on both sides of the ball, and now they’re down to Walker at quarterback. Walker has just 2 career starts under his belt, and he’s thrown 2 touchdown passes to go with 8 interceptions. If the Rams can’t comfortably win this game, something is wrong. I’ll lay the chalk with the home team.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Rams -10

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