The Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers have to try to live up to one of the best sports weekends in a very very long time. They’ll cap off the weekend that was with Monday Night Football as we all exhale a little bit. With the Rams at 4-9 and the Packers entering at 5-8, this game might not get the juices flowing like it would in most other years.
Nevertheless, we’ve got NFL football, so we’re going to take advantage of the betting opportunities that come along with it.
Let's take a look at the odds for tonight at Lambeau Field:
Last time out the Packers got a 28-19 win over the Chicago Bears and Aaron Rodgers had some time to heal his broken thumb with the Packers getting their bye last week. The Rams are well-rested too, given they haven’t played since Thursday Night Football of Week 14 in that heroic 17-16 win over the Las Vegas Raiders at home. Baker Mayfield might actually know his teammates' names for this game.
If you're looking for a best bet on tonight's game, BetSided's Ben Heisler has you covered HERE. For this article, we'll focus on several different bets to put together a same game parlay, or SGP with a much higher potential payout
Using FanDuel Sportsbook’s Same Game Parlay odds, I’ve put together a four-way SGP that pays out at +595, meaning a $25 bet would pay out $148.98.
Best Same Game Parlay Picks for Rams vs. Packers
- Packers -2.5 (-295) vs. Rams (alternate line)
- Cam Akers Over 55.5 Rush Yards (-113)
- Ben Skowronek 25+ Receiving Yards (-188) (alternate line)
- Aaron Rodgers 200+ Passing Yards (-260) (alternate line)
Packers -2.5 (-295) vs. Rams
The Packers have their problems, but the Rams are entirely decimated. The fact that the Rams won last Thursday says much more about the Raiders and Josh McDaniels than it does about the Rams.
Baker Mayfield has not been a good quarterback in two years and I don’t see how two weeks with Sean McVay can completely reverse that. The Packers can’t stop the run to save their lives, but with the state of the Rams offensive line and backfield they won’t be able to run it well enough to win this game.
I’m taking this down from seven points to 2.5 to protect myself from how bad Green Bay has been this year, but a win by a field goal at home against the corpse of the LA Rams feels like a safe bet.
Cam Akers Over 55.5 Rush Yards (-113)
Like I said, the Packers can’t stop the run to save their lives. This total scares me some because Cam Akers was nearly cut by the Rams and was shopped on the trade market and nobody wanted him, but he went for 42 yards on 12 carries last week.
The Packers are allowing 154.8 rushing yards per game on the season, but in their last three games they’re giving up a league worst 202.0. Enough said.
Ben Skowronek 25+ Receiving Yards
With Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson out, it seems like Skowronek is actually the No. 1 target in this offense. Either that or Baker Mayfield thought he was Cooper Kupp last week, so he just kept throwing him the ball.
Skowronek finished the game with seven grabs for 89 yards and I trust that Mayfield is going to be looking for him again. He’s a more reliable target than Van Jefferson or Tutu Atwell and I expect him to be Mayfield’s go-to guy on third down.
Aaron Rodgers 200+ Passing Yards (-260)
Rodgers’ numbers have been down over his past few games, but I think a lot of that has to do with the broken thumb and the weakness of the run defenses that they faced. Now, he’ll be much more healed up with the time off over the bye and the Rams defense isn’t threatening without Aaron Donald up front.
Rodgers will have a lot of time to throw and over the past three games, LA has allowed 268.3 passing yards per game. That’s sixth worst in the NFL.
Best Monday Night Football Same Game Parlay Odds for Rams vs. Packers
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