Spread: Rams by 7
Money Line: Rams -300; Broncos +264
Injuries could make this game a little more interesting than it was expected to be on when the schedule came out. The Rams secondary is still formidable, but it is not as good with Aqib Talib out of the lineup. It remains to be seen if Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks will be out this week. But both were forced out against the Seahawks in Week Five with concussions.
If Kupp and Cooks are both out, the Rams will lean on running back Todd Gurley a lot—especially since the Broncos defence gave up over 300 yards on the ground to the Jets in Week Five. In the passing game, Goff will still have a good tandem to work with (Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds). But the Rams will probably look to get a little creative if their two best receivers are out.
Denver’s best chance to win will come via the run game. They need to keep Jared Goff and Todd Gurley off the field. Their defence will do their best to make that happen, but the Rams are not that easy to stop.
But if they would commit to establishing Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman like they did in Weeks One and Two, it could work. But will they?
Probably not. The Broncos appear bound and determined to get the most for the money the spent to acquire Case Keenum rather than establish a balanced offensive attack. While he will gain some yards and score some points against the Rams, the Denver defence will not be able to hold up its end of the bargain.
Take the Rams to win and cover the spread—and definitely take the over.