A big NFC showdown will occur during the early slate on Sunday of NFL Week 6 as the depleted New York Giants will play host to the 4-1 Los Angeles Rams.
It was supposed to be a better season for the G-Men in the wide-open NFC East, but early season injuries have already derailed this campaign. Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Kenny Golladay are all banged up at the moment, and it’s going to make the task that much tougher against a stout Rams’ stop unit.
Los Angeles enters looking like one of the top teams in football at the moment. They rebounded nicely after a tough loss to Arizona, and this group is well-aware that in a tough NFC West, they can’t afford to take weeks off. Matt Stafford has settled in very nicely to this talented offensive attack, and this L.A. defense is on another level. Sean McVay’s group is poised for a deep post-season run, and they’ll be keen on taking care of business against the Giants in Week 6.
Though it’s a mismatch on paper, there’s a reason why they play the games. Los Angeles will be looking to keep pace in the NFC West, while the Giants are just hoping anything positive goes their way in Week 6. Read on beneath for the most up-to-date betting odds, trends, and data as we prepare you for the Giants and Rams in a key NFC showdown.
Daniel Jones has been cleared to play Sunday vs. Rams pic.twitter.com/fV6QmztA7s
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 15, 2021
Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants Live Odds & Betting History
*These odds are provided by BetOnline.ag
|Points Per Game||28.2||20.6|
|Points Against Per Game||23.2||27.8|
|Passing Yards Per Game||310.0||284.5|
|Rushing Yards Per Game||98.0||95.5|
Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants Prediction
With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Giants injuries heading into Sunday’s 1PM kickoff, it’s tough to envision much cohesion and consistency from this attack. With such key pieces either out or banged-up, the Giants are going to have trouble stopping this Rams’ defense.
Aaron Donald cannot be contained by anyone along New York’s offensive line, and that’s likely troubling news for Daniel Jones – likely to be returning following a concussion. Jones will likely be hurried and pressured throughout on Sunday, and that could force the former Duke product into precarious throwing situations.
Jones won’t even have Saquon Barkley to rely on when he needs a big play. With Barkley out, Devontae Booker will step in – clearly a huge downgrade in all facets. Booker isn’t as elusive, nor as effective as a pass catcher. And with Jones’ passing options depleted downfield, look for a big outing from the Rams’ solid stop unit.
Making matters worse for the G-Men is the fact that on defense, they too have injuries to contend with. Key linebacker Blake Martinez is scheduled to miss this game, and that should really open up the Rams’ ground attack, led by Darrell Henderson.
Dallas throttled the Giants last week when Martinez went down, and look for the Rams to really try and replicate that formula. If they can consistently attain positive yardage on the ground, it’s only going to open things up through the air for Matt Stafford and this heralded passing attack.
With manageable passing situations, Stafford should receive impressive blocking and be able to locate Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods with high frequency in Week 6. The Giants have impressive talent within their defensive backfield, but with time and space the Rams’ offense should be able to pick them apart.
Matt Stafford has:
– Higher RTG than Kyler, Allen, Herbert, & Brady
– Higher % than Allen, Herbert, Brady
– More passing yards than Kyler, Allen, Dak, Herbert
Think he ends up in this conversation if Rams stay on the course they’re on. https://t.co/tcmQKv9XC5
— Ry (@JustRyCole) October 11, 2021
Rams vs. Giants Trends To Know:
- Rams are 24-9-1 ATS in their last 34 vs. NFC.
- Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
- Giants are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Over is 5-0 in Rams last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 35-17 in Giants last 52 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Though it’s fairly surprising to see Daniel Jones recover from a concussion on such short notice, his presence in this game won’t make much of a difference. The Rams are much better in every area, and should easily take care of business. Expect L.A. to throttle the Giants at both lines of scrimmage, and Matt Stafford should continue his torrid pace. Rams roll in Week 6.