Rams vs. Patriots Betting Odds and Match Preview 2018/19

Spread: Patriots by 2.5 Over/Under: 56.5 Money line: Rams +1000; Patriots +800
Rams vs. Patriots
January 03,2019
6:30 PM

The Patriots may not have looked like their usual dominant selves during the regular season, but once the playoffs began, it was business as usual. Everyone appeared to elevate their game against the Chargers. When plays needed to be made against the Chiefs, they made them.

Los Angeles looked the part of a contender throughout the regular season and continued to do so in the playoffs. They may have benefitted by a bad non-call against the Saints, but they have played like a Super Bowl contender all season.

But do the Rams have the game it will take to beat the Patriots?

Against the Patriots, you have to keep Tom Brady off the field as much as possible and/or make life miserable for him when he is on it. The Rams had a good enough running game during the regular season. But adding C.J. Anderson has elevated it to a whole other level.

However, as formidable as their front seven is, they were not great at pressuring quarterbacks (33 sacks; 24th). They have made only three sacks in the playoffs.

If Tom Brady has time, the Patriots are going to score some points. So, can the Rams keep up?  With the plethora of weapons Jared Goff will have at his disposal—absolutely.

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But can the Rams outscore the Patriots?

If that is what the game came down to and the Rams got the ball last, they could. But if the game is as close as it looks like it could be, the outcome will come down to whoever can make the clutch play with the game on the line.

In such a situation, it is impossible to go against Tom Brady.

  *Odds via 888Sports

Take the Patriots to win, straight up and against the spread. With the offensive firepower in this game, take the over.

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