Commanders vs Rams Prediction - NFL Picks 12/17/23

Los Angeles Rams (6-7) vs Washington Commanders (4-9)

Game Info: Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 4:05 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams -6.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Commanders and Los Angeles Rams face off on Sunday in an NFL showdown at SoFi Stadium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Commanders vs Rams prediction.

Can the Commanders Stop the Losing Streak?

The Commanders have lost three games in a row and they have looked pretty terrible all three games. Two games ago against the Dallas Cowboys they were defeated 45-10 and in the last game against the Miami Dolphins they were defeated 45-13. Against the Dolphins, Sam Howell completed 13 of his 23 passes for 127 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. The Commanders on the season are averaging 20.1 points while their defense is giving up 30.4 points per game. The offense hasn’t been great, but the defense is ranked 32nd and is going to need to be better here. 

Commanders Betting Trends

  • The Commanders have lost seven of their last eight Week 15 games against NFC opponents.
  • The Commanders have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven December games against NFC opponents.
  • The Commanders have lost the first half in each of their last four games following a loss.
  • The Commanders have won the first quarter in each of their last three games as underdogs against the Rams.
  • Each of the Commanders' last four games have gone OVER the total points line.

Must Win Game for the Rams

The Rams are fighting for their playoff lives right now and this is a game that they can’t afford to lose. In the last game against the Baltimore Ravens, they were able to make it to overtime but they ended up losing 37–31. Matthew Stafford had a strong game completing 23 of his 41 passes for 294 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The Rams overall are averaging 23 points while their defense is giving up 22.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th but in this game will probably come down to how much success the defense has. If the defense makes life tough on Sam Howell, they should be in good shape to secure the victory. 

Rams Betting Trends

  • The Rams have lost three of their last four Week 15 games as favorites.
  • The Rams have covered the spread in each of their last six December games at SoFi Stadium.
  • The Rams have scored the first touchdown in 10 of their last 13 games as favorites against NFC opponents.
  • The Rams have lost the first half in seven of their last eight games at SoFi Stadium following a loss.
  • The Rams have lost the first quarter in each of their last three games as favorites against NFC East opponents.

Commanders vs Rams Betting Prediction

The Commanders have no confidence right now, and they are going to quickly fold in this game. The Rams offense scored 31 points in the last game and they are going to get out to a fast start in this game. Look for Matthew Stafford to throw a couple of touchdowns in the first quarter and they aren’t going to ever look back as they are going to get the job done here. The Commanders are going to finish with 10 points under. Back the Rams to win this game and cover the spread.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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