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Rams vs Chargers Predictions & Odds

Posted: Dec 27, 2022Last updated: Dec 27, 2022

The Rams and Chargers will meet in an all-Los Angeles showdown this Sunday, Jan. 1, after being flexed out of the Sunday Night Football slot.

The Rams are coming off a 37-point drubbing of the Broncos, while the Chargers will enter this one on short rest after dominating the Colts on Monday night.

See how I have this one turning out in my Los Angeles vs Los Angeles best bets and predictions.

Rams vs Chargers Odds

As of Monday, Dec. 26, at 5 p.m. ET, the Chargers are listed as 6.5-point favorites at Caesars Sportsbook. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise seeing as how the Chargers are firmly in the playoff conversation, while the defending champions are a lowly 5-10.

Take a look at the best Rams odds and Chargers odds for the 2022 NFL season.

Rams vs Chargers Implied Totals

Chargers 23.75, Rams 17.25

With a reasonably low projected total, the Chargers are expected to defeat the Rams by nearly a touchdown. The Rams are projected to score roughly 17 points despite posting 51 in Week 16.

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Rams vs Chargers Prediction

Chargers 24, Rams 20

This looks like a must-win game for the Chargers, who can further distance themselves from the pack in the hunt for an AFC playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Rams have already been eliminated from playoff contention, so a win wouldn’t do much here besides worsen their draft position.

With that said, I don’t expect the Rams to simply let up and allow the Chargers to pummel them. The Rams still have a relatively strong defense, while the Chargers have struggled with consistency all year long.

Moreover, with this being the last “home" game for the Rams (even though they’re technically the road team), they’ll be motivated to give their fans something to remember heading into next season.

I fully anticipate that the Chargers will win this one, but don’t be surprised if it’s closer than most are expecting. Baker Mayfield will certainly aim to show off his skills, and the rest of the Rams roster doesn’t have much to lose, either.

Rams vs Chargers Bet Tips

Here are a few Rams vs Chargers betting trends to consider before making your bets:

  • The Rams are 5-8-2 against the spread, while the Chargers are 8-5-1.
  • The Chargers are 1-3-1 ATS as home favorites.
  • Overs are a combined 11-17-1 for the Rams and Chargers this season.

Rams vs Chargers Best Bets

Rams +6.5 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Rams have plenty of momentum coming into this one, and they’ll want to knock off their Los Angeles rivals in an attempt to keep them from reaching the postseason. Back them to cover this 6.5-point spread.

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Over 41 Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

Unders have been the more common outcome for each of these teams this season, but after the Rams put on a show against Denver’s stellar defense in Week 16, I feel more inclined to lean toward the Over.

Rams vs Chargers Props

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Garrett Chorpenning

Garrett Chorpenning is a Digital Content Coordinator for The Game Day. His previous work includes covering the LA Clippers for Sports Illustrated and FanSided.

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