Falcons +10 vs. Rams Spread
Robinson over 51.5 rec yards vs. Falcons Prop bet
Falcons vs. Rams Week 2 matchup preview and current betting lines
The Falcons and Rams had two very different first games. Los Angeles played in the opener against Buffalo and was demolished 31-10. Atlanta blew a 16-point fourth-quarter lead versus the Saints.
The Rams’ secondary was picked apart by Josh Allen, who earned a 91.3 quarterback rating. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey struggled mightily. The 27-year-old allowed a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeted. Allen threw the ball his way seven times and completed six passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
Matthew Stafford also had a poor performance throwing three picks, taking seven sacks and earning a QBR of 23.6. The running game wasn’t able to gain traction either as the committee averaged 2.9 yards a tote.
The Falcons opened strong against the Saints but struggled down the stretch by allowing two late touchdowns as well as a field goal with 19 seconds remaining to spoil their first game. Oddsmakers have Los Angeles as 10-point favorites this week and expect the defending Super Bowl champs to bounce back.
Players to watch in the Atlanta vs. Los Angeles matchup
Drake London: The rookie wide receiver was drafted eighth overall in the 2022 NFL draft. The former Trojan is expected to step up and make an immediate impact after replacing Calvin Ridley (suspended for the 2022 season). London caught five receptions for 74 yards in his debut vs. New Orleans.
Allen Robinson: The former Bear signed a three-year, $46.5 million contract in the offseason with the Rams. Sean McVay brought him in to fill the void left by Robert Woods (now with Tennessee) and Odell Beckham (free agent after an ACL tear). Robinson had a quiet premiere against the Bills catching one ball for 12 yards on just two targets.
Our NFL bet of the week for the Falcons vs. Rams
ESTNN is giving wagerers two predictions for this game.
Falcons vs Rams Spread: Atlanta +10 @ -110
The NFL is a competitive league and scores are often close. A double-digit spread is a lot of points to give to one team. Even if they are defending Super Bowl champions.
The Rams should get back on track this week after the embarrassing loss. Outscoring the Falcons by 10 though, is unlikely.
Atlanta were big underdogs against the Saints but managed to still put up 26 points and led the game through three quarters. At ESTNN, we believe the team will hang around against the Rams. Los Angeles is 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games. In its last five games vs. Los Angeles, Atlanta has covered the spread four times.
Cooper Kupp continued his hot streak from last season against the Bills with 13 receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. Aside from Kupp, Stafford is missing his other three receiving threats from last season: Beckham, Woods and Van Jefferson (injured). There is still chemistry to be made with Robinson and other receivers who play in Jefferson’s absence.
Super Bowl hangovers are a common occurrence, especially during the early part of the following season. Our pick is for the Falcons to cover the 10-point spread.
Atlanta vs. Los Angeles odds: Allen Robinson over 51.5 rec yards @ -115
Robinson’s two-catch debut was a shock to many people including his head coach. McVay said he would get the receiver more involved and design some plays to make him the primary receiver. The game time is there with Robinson having played 65/67 snaps in week 1.
Los Angeles gave Robinson a three-year deal with $30.7 million guaranteed to be their main X-receiver and become a staple in the offense. With a few added targets against a weak Atlanta secondary, Robinson should eclipse the 51.5 receiving yard mark. The 29-year-old is both a possession receiver and a vertical threat.
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Frequently asked questions regarding the Falcons vs. Rams in week 2
Kurt Warner won the Super Bowl in 2000 when the team was still located in St. Louis. Warner also won two MVP awards in 1999 and 2001.
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