Rams vs. Giants Prediction: Week 17 Odds, Picks & Moneyline – December 31, 2023

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Sunday, December 31, 2023 will see the Los Angeles Rams (8-7) hit the road to trade blows with the New York Giants (5-10) at MetLife Stadium.

Rams vs. Giants Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing the Rams as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Rams have -305 odds to pick up the win, while the Giants are listed at +245 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 43.5 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Rams vs. Giants Live?

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Stadium: MetLife Stadium

Betting Preview

Rams

The Rams rank seventh in total offense (363.9 yards per game) and 18th in total defense (337.0 yards allowed per game) this season. The Rams are compiling 23.8 points per game on offense (ninth in NFL), and they rank 17th on the other side of the ball with 22.1 points allowed per game.

The Rams are putting up 241.9 passing yards per game offensively this year (10th in NFL), and they are giving up 231.3 passing yards per game (22nd) on defense. Offensively, the Rams rank 10th in the NFL with 122.1 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 13th in rushing yards allowed per contest (105.7).

The Rams are averaging a 41.4% third-down percentage offensively this year (12th in NFL), and they are giving up a 38.6% third-down percentage (17th) on the other side of the ball. The Rams rank sixth in offensive yards per play (5.6) and 18th in yards per play allowed (5.3) this season. The Rams own the 17th-ranked turnover margin in the league at -1, forcing 13 turnovers (30th in NFL) while turning it over 14 times (first in NFL).

Giants

The Giants have been outplayed on both sides of the ball this season, ranking worst in total offense (263.7 total yards per game) and fifth-worst in total defense (363.9 total yards allowed per game). The Giants rank second-worst in points per game (14.3), but they’ve been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 27th in the NFL with 24.7 points surrendered per contest.

The Giants rank worst in passing yards per game (153.1), but they’ve been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 20th in the NFL with 229.7 passing yards ceded per contest. The Giants rank 14th in rushing yards per game (110.7), but they’ve been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst in the NFL with 134.2 rushing yards surrendered per contest.

The Giants’ offense has been struggling on third down, ranking second-worst in the NFL with a 29.4% third-down conversion rate. They have been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering a 37.4% third-down rate (10th-ranked). The Giants rank second-worst in yards per play (4.3), but they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 27th in the NFL with 5.7 yards conceded per play. At +7, the Giants own the eighth-ranked turnover margin in the NFL, with 24 forced turnovers (seventh in NFL) and 17 turnovers committed (10th in NFL).

Rams vs. Giants Injury Report

Rams

Player Pos. Injury Status
Ernest Jones LB Illness Probable
Earnest Brown IV DE Gameday inactive Out
Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson DB Hamstring Out
Ochaun Mathis OLB Gameday inactive Out
Puka Nacua WR Hip Probable
Zach Evans RB Gameday inactive Out

Giants

Player Pos. Injury Status
Parris Campbell WR Gameday inactive Out
Lawrence Cager TE Groin Out
Dennis Houston WR Gameday inactive Out
Wan’Dale Robinson WR Quad Probable
Benton Whitley OLB Gameday inactive Out
Deonte Banks CB Shoulder Out

Rams vs. Giants Betting Analysis

Rams Betting Insights

The Rams have compiled a 9-5-1 record against the spread this season. In games they have played as 6-point favorites or more, the Rams have a perfect ATS record of 2-0.

Games involving the Rams have hit the over seven times this season.

The Rams played as a moneyline favorite of -305 or shorter in only two games last season, and they won both.

Giants Betting Insights

The Giants are 6-8-1 against the spread this season. In games this season when an underdog by 6 points or more, the Giants have gone 3-4 against the spread.

Games involving Giants have hit the over five times this season. The Giants have entered the game as underdogs 14 times this season and won four, or 28.6%, of those games.

The Giants have a record of 1-5 in games where bookmakers have them as underdogs of at least +245 on the moneyline.

Rams vs. Giants Against The Spread & Betting Records

Rams

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 44.6 45.8 43.4
Implied Team Total AVG 24.8 25.5 24.0
ATS Record 9-5-1 5-3-0 4-2-1
Over/Under Record 7-8-0 3-5-0 4-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-1 5-1 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-6 0-2 1-4

Giants

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 40.6 39.4 41.3
Implied Team Total AVG 24.1 21.7 25.8
ATS Record 6-8-1 3-2-1 3-6-0
Over/Under Record 5-10-0 1-5-0 4-5-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 0-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-10 3-3 1-7

Players to Watch

Rams

  • Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3,648 yards (eighth in the NFL), 23 touchdowns (10th in the NFL) and nine interceptions this year. He is averaging 260.6 yards per game and 7.5 per attempt, while completing 62.0% of his attempts.
  • Kyren Williams has totaled 1,057 rushing yards (second in the NFL) with nine touchdowns (96.1 yards per game over 11 games). His 5.1 yards per attempt rank sixth in the NFL.
  • Williams has 30 catches on 46 targets for 192 yards. He has three receiving TDs.
  • In the passing game, Puka Nacua, has racked up 1,327 receiving yards (fifth in the NFL) and five touchdowns after pulling down 96 balls (eighth in the NFL) on 146 targets. Per game, he’s averaging 88.5 yards and 6.4 receptions in 15 games.
  • Cooper Kupp has 55 receptions for 710 yards and four touchdowns. He’s been targeted 89 times in the passing game, and averages 5.0 receptions and 64.5 yards in 11 games played.
  • On the defensive side, Ernest Jones has 132 tackles, 13.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks in 2023. His tackle total leads the Rams and is ninth in the NFL.
  • Jordan Fuller has 1.0 TFL, 84 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • This season, Aaron Donald has recorded 6.0 sacks (second on the Rams) as well as 14.0 TFL and 48 tackles.
  • So far this season, Byron Young has 56 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 6.0 sacks. He’s fifth on the Rams in tackles.

Giants

  • Saquon Barkley has rushed for four touchdowns this year, and has 877 total rushing yards (73.1 per game and 4.0 per carry).
  • On top of his impact in the run game, Barkley has caught 36 passes (on 52 targets) for 210 yards (sixth on the Giants), with four receiving touchdowns. He’s averaging 17.5 yards per game.
  • Through eight games, Tommy Devito has 1,087 passing yards, with eight touchdowns against three interceptions and completing 63.6% of his passes.
  • Devito also has one rushing touchdown and 195 rushing yards (third on the Giants).
  • Darius Slayton has totaled 602 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 41 receptions, while being targeted 66 times this season.
  • Darren Waller has 42 catches for 456 yards and one receiving touchdown. He averages 4.2 yards per game in 10 games and has been targeted 62 times.
  • Bobby Okereke has put up 9.0 TFL, 132 tackles, and two interceptions through 15 games in 2023.
  • Xavier McKinney has 103 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception. He is second on the Giants in tackles.
  • Jason Pinnock has recorded 2.0 sacks (fourth on the Giants) as well as 6.0 TFL, 83 tackles, and two interceptions in the 2023 season.
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux’s season stats include 45 tackles, 12.0 TFL, and 11.5 sacks through 15 games.

Rams vs. Giants Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Rams, and we predict that Rams will cover the spread (Rams -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 43.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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