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Breaking down early Rams point spreads

The Rams full schedule is out for the 2020 season. DraftKings Sportsbook has released point spreads for Week 1 and beyond. We break down the early odds.

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams calls a play during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The NFL released the 2020 schedule and the Los Angeles Rams will look to open a rebound season when they host the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. The Rams enter the season at +400 to win the division, third behind the 49ers and Seahawks. Their preseason win total is installed at 8 with -110 odds on both the over and under.

DraftKings Sportsbook posted all the Week 1 point spreads the evening of the schedule release, and they have since added nearly 100 additional games throughout the season. DK does big business in New Jersey and Colorado, so it is no surprise they have all 16 lines for the Giants, Jets, Eagles, and Broncos. However, they have multiple lines for other teams as well. For the Rams, we get four additional lines, including a home game against the new-look Patriots, and an early road game against the Eagles.

Point spreads

Week 1: vs. Cowboys (+2.5)
Week 2: @ Eagles (+4.5)
Week 4: vs. Giants (-6.5)
Week 14: vs. Patriots (-1.5)
Week 15: vs. Jets (-6.5)

Most likely cover

The Rams didn’t make the playoffs last year in a disappointing season, but they still managed to average over 24 points a game. They needed to upgrade on the offensive line, but didn’t, so I’m not high on their chances this season. They have talent and can hang offensively, so i don’t expect a big fall though. My favorite game for them of this group is against the Patriots at home. New England lost some ability in the trenches along with Tom Brady. Their easy schedule last year made their defense look a little better than it actually was and now Jarrett Stidham to Julian Edelman is the pinnacle of their offense.

Most likely fail to cover

A new coach in Dallas may hurt the team’s ability to get on the same page early, but they do have their offensive coordinator from last season and a veteran group on offense, who should be able to pick up where they left off offensively last year. The Rams were stomped by the Cowboys in Dallas late last season 44-21 and now will take them on in Week 1 without Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley while the Cowboys added CeeDee Lamb.

Line most likely to change

The Jets have some upside if they can get their offensive line to gel and by Week 15, they should be able to do just that. Sam Darnold is still a question mark, but with more time to throw, he’s going to be better than last season. Going cross country to play in L.A. will be tough, but these two teams could be in very different spots by Week 15.

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