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(10-6) Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams (11-5)
Date: Saturday January 6th
Time: 8:15 PM
Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Wildcard ATS Betting Lines: Los Angeles Rams -6
NFL Wild Card Moneyline Odds: OFF
Wildcard NFL Betting Total: 48.5
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Well they did it. After last season’s Super Bowl disappointment Atlanta is back in the playoffs
If they want to make it back to the title game their path will be longer this season.
The Rams improved dramatically this season, especially on offense.
I wouldn’t make them the favourite but they could represent the NFC as far as I am concerned.
I am sure they would have loved to have won the division and be playing at home but the fact that Atlanta has made the playoffs is significant. They struggled at times this season.
Matt Ryan might have thrown for 4000 yards but he was nowhere near as good as a year ago. He needs to be better in this one.
If they are going to beat the Rams, who have a really good defense he just has to be sharper. He had almost twice as many interceptions as a year ago.
If Ryan is having a good game that should mean lots of balls to Julio Jones. Jones is the most physically gifted receiver in the league and forcing him the ball is never a bad idea.
Atlanta can run the ball too. They have a great duo in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. If they get that going they will have the balance they want.
The Atlanta defense was just not the same as it was a year ago where they were able to get after the quarterback and makes things uncomfortable. I know the numbers looks good but they do not tell the whole story.
The book will say that they have to get pressure on Jared Goff, who will be starting his first playoff game. But who will provide it. Adrian Clayborn got more than half of his 9.5 sacks in one game.
The key will be making Goff try and beat the Falcons. They are going to have to load up big time to stop Todd Gurley, the best running back in the league this season
Los Angeles Rams
I think we all kept expecting the Rams to stumble and fall to a Wild Card slot but they won the NC West and are a formidable playoff opponent in the first round.
I am still not sold on Goff but it is hard not to like what you see of the Rams offense this season. Todd Gurley is a monster, capable of scoring on a carry or a catch on every play.
The receivers for the Rams are better than they were a year ago but are still not quite the group you need to win it all…I think.
You have to think that at some point the receivers are going to have come up with some plays. Maybe Sammy Watkins is finally going to come through.
Los Angeles definitely has the better defense. I know the overall numbers might not bear that out but I like the fact that they have playmakers at all levels.
They may not have one guy shadow him over all over the field but the key will be how the defense handles Jones. They have to limit his run after catch or it will be a long day.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in Falcons last 5 playoff games.
- Under is 5-0 in Falcons last 5 games overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Falcons last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rams are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
- Over is 5-0 in Rams last 5 games overall.
- Over is 4-0 in Rams last 4 vs. NFC.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Rams -6
I like the Rams a lot here. The run will end but it can go another week or two.
NFL Free Wildcard Score Prediction: Rams 27 – Falcons 17
Look for the Rams to be able to establish Gurley and work off that the whole game.
They will get the big plays they need on offense and defense to keep the Falcons at bay.
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