The Detroit Lions are eager to finally get in the win column, but they may face the toughest task yet when they visit former quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams.
Los Angeles rolled to their fifth win of the season in a 38-11 stomping of the New York Giants last week.
All eyes will be on Jared Goff and Stafford this week. Unfortunately, that’s not a duel that is likely to go well for the Lions in Week 7.
Lions vs Rams Odds Week 7
The odds on WynnBET have the Lions as massive 15-point underdogs — the second-largest betting margin of the week. Detroit is also a +650 underdog on the moneyline versus the Rams’ -1000 moneyline odds. The over/under in his game is set at 50.5 points.
Lions vs Rams Prediction Week 7
Week 7 isn’t the week that Lions fans should anticipate jumping into the win column.
The Rams immediately entered the conversation as a Super Bowl contender when they added Stafford, and they’ve lived up to the hype. Their 29.8 points per game are the sixth-best mark in the league, and on the other side of the ball they’ve forced 1.67 turnovers per game (also sixth in the NFL).
On the other hand, Detroit ranks near the bottom in both points allowed (28.7) and points scored (18.2) per game. Goff has turned the ball over 10 times and will have to do a much better job protecting the football if Detroit stands any chance of keeping this game competitive.
It’s no coincidence that one of the Lions’ most impressive performances of the season (a 2-point loss to the Ravens) was also the only game in which Goff didn’t turn the ball over.
The Rams’ defense is likely to make things very difficult on their former teammate, however, which is bad news for Detroit faithful.
Prediction: Rams 34, Lions 17