The Denver Broncos will face off with the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, Dec. 25, at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Few teams have had more disappointing seasons than the Broncos and Rams. Denver was hyped up as a potential Super Bowl contender after trading for Russell Wilson in the offseason, while Los Angeles entered the year as the defending champs.
Here are my Denver vs Los Angeles best bets and predictions for Week 16.
Broncos vs Rams Odds
As of Monday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. ET, the Rams are listed as one-point underdogs against the visiting Broncos. Additionally, the total is set at a meager 35.5 points, which is surprisingly not the lowest on the board this week.
Broncos vs Rams Implied Totals
Broncos 18.25, Rams 17.25
Bookmakers have Denver escaping Los Angeles with a slim victory in what’s projected to be a painfully low-scoring contest between the two lowest-scoring offenses in the NFL.
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Broncos vs Rams Prediction
Broncos 16, Rams 13
The Broncos picked up their first win since Week 8 on Sunday, defeating the Cardinals 24-15 behind a passable display from Brett Rypien. Wilson has since been cleared to return for Denver, so he’s set to reclaim his quarterback duties in Week 16 against the Rams.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles will continue rolling with Baker Mayfield, whose late-game heroics in Week 14 helped the Rams claim their fourth win of the season.
Neither one of these quarterbacks has had a successful campaign, though Wilson figures to have the better performance of the two this Christmas. LA’s passing defense has been pretty suspect as of late, while Denver has allowed the fewest passing touchdowns in the NFL.
This will not be a pretty game, and if it wasn’t the only one being played in this time slot on Sunday, I’m sure nobody would watch it. But if you do end up tuning in, expect to see the Broncos win a tight one.
Broncos vs Rams Bet Tips
Here are a few Broncos vs Rams betting trends to consider before making your bets:
- Denver is 6-8 against the spread, while Los Angeles is 4-7-2.
- The Rams are 1-2 outright as home underdogs.
- Overs are a combined 8-19 for these teams.
Broncos vs Rams Best Bets
Broncos -1 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
With Wilson back under center, the Broncos should be able to cover this one-point spread against the Rams. Denver’s defense will hold Los Angeles in check, so the Broncos won’t need to do much on offense to get the job done.
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Under 35.5 Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
These are the two worst offenses in the NFL, and Unders have been the overwhelming result for each team through Week 15. This is an incredibly low total, but it’s still too high for this contest.
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