Welcome to the 2023 Los Angeles Rams offseason! Their 2022 season didn’t go as expected as they dealt with injuries to Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp on their way to a 5-12 record. They’ll get both players back this season but have parted ways with Jalen Ramsey and Allen Robinson over the offseason.
While the loss of Robinson won’t make a huge dent heading into 2023, the loss of Ramsey removes an elite corner from the Rams’ secondary.
The defense still boasts all-world defensive lineman Aaron Donald, they also lost Bobby Wagner and will be in a bit of a rebuild-on-the-fly mode as head coach Sean McVay looks to place his team back among the NFC elite.
While that task won’t be easy, the NFC is relatively wide open, so it’s not impossible.
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NFL odds featured in this Rams report were found at Caesars Sportsbook and are current as of May 31, at 3 P.M. ET.
Rams Win Total Odds
- Over 6.5 Wins (-110)
- Under 6.5 Wins (-110)
Rams Win Total Bet: Under 6.5 (-110)
Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 units
Based on the fact that the Rams played a good chunk of the 2022 season without their best player (Kupp) and their quarterback (while also having Baker Mayfield start games), 2023 will go better. I don’t think things will go that much better, but they’ll be two wins better.
If we go through the schedule, I see three games that should be guaranteed wins: two against the Cardinals and one against the Colts. After that, we get into what I like to look at as toss-up territory. Those games include two against the Seahawks, one against the Steelers, one against the Browns, one against the Commanders, one against the Giants, and one against the Saints. That’s seven toss-up games.
Let’s err on the side of pessimism and say they go 3-4 in those games—that gets us to just six wins on the season for the Rams. Could they go 4-3 (or better) in those games? Sure. But I’m not willing to give them the benefit of the doubt right now, and I’m taking them to go under on this win total.
Rams Make Playoffs Odds
- Yes (+250)
- No (-320)
Rams Make Playoffs Bet: No (-320)
Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1.0 unit
Based on the fact that I’m picking the Rams to win fewer than six games, it’s safe to say I don’t see them making the playoffs. Could they surprise in the aforementioned wide-open NFC? Absolutely.
But they will have to win a good chunk of those toss-up games that I mentioned, and that will be a tall task for a team with as many question marks as the Rams have.
Rams Futures Prop Bets
Winning Record (+300): Yes
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.25 units
As I outlined above, the Rams, who are ranked second-to-worst rank in our NFL offensive line rankings, have a lot of toss-up games. I don’t think they have plus odds at winning the majority of those games, but there is also a reality where they go 5-2 in those games and steal one of their tougher games – which would put them at a 9-8 record.
That’s not a likely reality, but it exists nevertheless. And at these odds, it’s worth a shot!
Division Finishing Position: Third (+240)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1.0 unit
The NFC West is a two-team race between the 49ers and the Seahawks, which leaves the Rams fighting for third with the Cardinals. I have the Cardinals penciled in as one of the worst teams in the league, so it’s safe to say the Rams’ floor is third place.
It’s fine if you think they might finish higher, but third is likely the Rams most likely landing spot.
Most Regular Season Receiving Yards: Cooper Kupp (+1100)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.50 units
If you pay any ounce of attention to football, you know Cooper Kupp is an absolute beast. Sure, he’s coming off a severe injury. And sure, Stafford is also coming off a tough injury.
But the Rams don’t have a lot of passing options, so we can bank on Kupp seeing his normal double-digit workload each game. At these odds, sign me up!
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How to Bet on Rams Games in 2023
How to Bet Rams Moneylines
NFL moneyline wagers are the simplest forms of NFL bets. All you have to do is pick a team to win a game; if they do, you win your bet.
Since winning is the only requirement to cash your bet, the odds for NFL moneylines can vary greatly depending on each team’s implied probability of winning (or losing) that game. Favorites are designated by a minus symbol (-200), whereas underdogs are represented by a plus symbol (+200).
If the Rams are a (-200) favorite against the rival Seahawks, you would have to bet $20 to turn a $10 profit. If Los Angeles were a (+200) underdog, you would profit $20 off a $10 bet.
- 2022 Rams Moneyline Record: 5-12
How to Bet Rams Spreads
Betting the spread is the most efficient way to wager on NFL games, as it presents two evenly priced-options. The spread, which is assigned a value by the books, is the number of points that the favorite is expected to win by against the underdog.
If the Rams are 6-point favorites over the Saints, the spread for that game will be set up like this: Rams -6 (-110) vs Saints +6 (-110).
In this scenario, the Rams would have to win by more than six points for you to win your bet. If they were to win by a pair of field goals, your bet would push, and you would recoup your initial wager.
Los Angeles was subpar against the spread last year, but they should see some improvement there due to the return of Kupp and Stafford.
- 2022 Rams Against the Spread Record: 7-9-1
How to Bet Rams Over/Unders
If you don’t want to pick a side, you can still bet on Rams games by wagering on the total number of points scored.
Sportsbooks set the number of combined points they expect both teams in the game to score, and then you can bet on either the Over or the Under.
If you expect Stafford, Kupp, and the Rams to light up the scoreboard, then you’ll probably want to take the Over. If you think a specific game could be more defensive, then you would bet the Under. Rams games didn’t come close to exceeding scoring expectations last season, but they should be priced higher this year after the injury returns on offense.
- 2022 Rams Over/Under Record: 6-11