- The LA Rams have gone 2-5 ATS during their last seven games played and have -110 odds to cover a 10.5-point spread against the Atlanta Falcons in week 2.
- The Falcons were also underdogs vs the Saints in week 1 but did not allow the Saints to cover the 5.5-point spread, losing by one point.
- Online sportsbooks have +150 odds for the second quarter to be the highest for the Rams and Falcons matchup. Both teams recorded the most points in the second quarter in week 1.
LOS ANGELES – The Falcons are taking on the Rams for the second week of the NFL season and there are betting odds and lines for both teams getting their first win of the 2022 NFL season. Even though they struggled in week 2 against the Bills, the Rams are 10.5-point favorites for the NFC matchup on Sunday.
Betting on the Rams to Fail to Cover in Week 2
The Rams ended their 2021 season with a Super Bowl ring and have won eight of their last 10 games SU. Even though they have found ways to pull out wins, the Rams have a record ATS of 2-5 over their last seven games. They have gone 1-4 ATS in their last five games played on a Sunday.
The Falcons were 5.5-point underdogs vs the Saints on Sunday but managed to cover the spread and only lose by a single point on a last-second NOLA field goal.
While Marcus Mariota has not proved that he is a closer, there is still value in betting on the Falcons keeping it close in LA and the Rams failing to cover the spread once again. Since the 2015 season, the Falcons have gone 6-1 ATS during the second week of the NFL season.
Betting on Scoring Props
The Falcons put up 26 points during their loss to the Saints on Sunday and the Rams only put up 10 against the Buffalo Bills last Thursday. The over/under for the Rams and Falcons matchup has been set at 47.5, with both sides having -110 odds.
There is more value for betting on the NFL through scoring total props, instead of wagering on the two teams to combine for over/under 47.5 total.
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First Score Method
- Field Goal +150
- TD -200
- Any Other +4000
The Falcons scored first through a 54-yard field goal during the team’s loss to the Saints in week 1. The Rams were not the first scoring team against the Bills last Thursday but the team’s first score of the game was a Cooper Kupp TD.
Highest Scoring Quarter
- First +500
- Second +150
- Third +500
During the Ram’s week 1 loss, the second quarter was their highest in terms of scoring, where LA scored their only 10 points of the game. The Falcons also scored the most points in their week 1 loss during the second quarter, giving value to the prop having +150 odds.
First to Score 30 Plus Points
- Los Angeles -125
- Atlanta +1800
- Neither +225
The best value for this prop at online sportsbooks would be to wager on neither team scoring 30 plus points at +225 odds. The Falcons were four points away in week 1 but the Rams were 21 points short in their game.
During the 2021 regular season, the Falcons scored an average of 18.4 points per game and the Rams averaged 27.1 points per game.
For this week 2 matchup, there is more value in betting on each team’s defense preventing either team to score 30 points, rather than taking the short odds at -125 for the Rams to score more than there 2021 season average.
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