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Larry Rupp
Atlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Rams prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 2 game.
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Falcons vs Rams Week 2 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 2 Game
Atlanta Falcons (0-1, 0-0 Away) vs. Los Angeles Rams (0-1, 0-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Venue: SoFI Stadium — Inglewood, CA
Coverage: FOX

The Atlanta Falcons will look to get back to the .500 mark when they visit the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 NFL action. The Falcons choked away a 16-point fourth quarter lead in a 27-26 Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Marcus Mariota and Cordarrelle Patterson combined for 192 rushing yards.

Meanwhile, the Rams were shut out in the second half of a 31-10 Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback Matthew Stafford had his worst game since joining LA as he went 29-for-41 for 213 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. The Bills' pass defense kept swarming to the football.

Falcons vs Rams Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ATL: (+360) | LAR: (-460)
Spread: ATL: +10 (-110) | LAR: -10 (-110)
Total: 46.5 — Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

Updated (Sunday, Sept. 18, 12:20 p.m. EST): The Rams are still the clear favorite on the updated moneyline and spread odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. This 4:05 p.m. ET clash also features a mid-range total (46.5) on the NFL Week 2 slate.

Falcons vs Rams Prediction & Pick

These are two teams heading in very different directions. The Falcons showed a ton of fight in Week 1, but they remain a team in contention for the No. 1 overall draft pick next April. On the other hand, the Rams are the defending Super Bowl champions and have the pieces to bounce back in this game.

Don't expect Stafford to struggle going up against an Atlanta secondary that gave up 269 yards and 2 touchdowns to Jameis Winston in Week 1. The Falcons have no one capable of covering Cooper Kupp down the field, which means it could be a long day for head coach Arthur Smith's defense.

Final Score Prediction: Rams: 31 | Falcons: 20

Falcons vs Rams Betting Trends

- Atlanta is 5-1 straight up in its last six games against the Rams.
- The total has hit the under in four of Atlanta's last six away games.
- The Rams are 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in seven of the Ram's last nine games against Atlanta.

Falcons vs Rams Best Bet

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

A double-digit spread is risky to bet on for both sides, so opting to focus on the total here is a smart decision. The Rams averaged 27.0 points per game in 2021 (No. 6 in NFL) and have an opportunity to ball out against a Falcons defense that gave up 20 points to the Saints in the second half alone.

Atlanta also put together six scoring drives in Week 1 and will only need to put together two or three for the over to hit here. Keep in mind seven the over has hit in seven of the last nine head-to-head matchups between the Falcons and Rams. All signs point to a high-scoring afternoon contest.

Bet: Over 46.5 Points (-108)

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